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Massachusetts farmers markets sell local food, authentic crafts

Massachusetts farmers markets can be found in every corner of the state, rural, urban, and suburban. Most run in summer; some continue through winter. Here you can find fresh, locally grown produce and other foods and know you are supporting local agriculture. Some farmers markets also have entertainment, live music, and seminars in cooking and gardening. It is a fun way to touch the authentic local culture.

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Natick Center Farmers Market--2020

two locations by season; see description below Natick, MA Phone:

This market is open year round. Serving herbs, chocolate and candies, bagels, breads, Jalapenos, Italian food, Halvah, teas, seafood, juices, honey, dairy products, cookies, olive oil, spices and seasonings, wines and more. Email: natickmarket@gmail.com or natickfarmersmarket@gmail.com.
Six-foot social distancing in line is expected. You may preorder with some Vendors.
Summer location, dates and hours: Natick Common, Rtes. 27 & 135; opening late May; Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Winter location, dates and hours: Common Street Spirituality Center, 13 Common Street
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Andover Farmers Market--Summer 2020

41 Central Street Andover, MA Phone: 978-475-0321

This market is a purveyor of fresh and locally produced fruits, vegetables, flowers, breads, pies, cookies, herbs, and more. Discover all the tastes of New England. Email: andoverfarmersmkt@gmail.com.
Dates and Hours:late June to mid October; Saturdays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Plymouth farmers Market
Plymouth Year Round Farmers Market--2020

Mayflower Brewing Company, 12 Resnick Road Plymouth, MA Phone:

This robust and lively outdoor celebration of seasonal food features local and organic vegetables, fruits and herbs. Artisan breads and baked goods, goat cheese, honey, eggs, cut flowers, jams, sauces, soaps and more are available here. Rain or shine.
The market will have designated entrances and exits with specific directions of flow and capacity limits; some individual vendors accept pre-orders; pre-paid pickup service is possible in the future.
Indoor Market Dates and Hours: November to late May, second and fourth Thursdays of each month; 2:30-6:30 p.m.
Summer Market Dates and hours: late May to early November; Thursdays, 3-6 p.m.
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Provincetown Educational Farmers Market--Summer 2020

municipal lot at Commercial and Ryder streets, across from Town Hall Provincetown, MA Phone:

Products include fresh-picked fruits and vegetables, scallops pasture-raised pork, poultry, beef, goat, breads and baked treats, mushrooms, honey, plants and flowers.
Covid changes: Market is pre-order only. Place orders 5 a.m. Wednesday until 5 p.m. Thursday. Pick up orders 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at municipal lot at Ryder and Commercial streets, next to Town Hall, from each vendor. Do not stop along Ryder Street along the back of vendor booths; closest parking is at town lots at MacMillan Pier.
Dates and hours: June 13 to October 31; Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Newburyport farmers market
Newburyport Farmers Market--Suspended Summer 2020

Pick up tasty local veggies, cheese, flowers, and more at the winter farmers' market held inside the Tannery tent!
Dates and Hours: Summer market, which runs through most of November, is postponed in 2020. No information yet on winter market, which typically begins in early December, running twice a month until early April. Email the market at thenewburyportfarmersmarket@gmail.com
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Greenfield Year Round Farmers Market--2020

two locations by season; see description below Greenfield, MA Phone:

Market is open year-round in different warm-weather and cold-weather locations. Find a wide variety of food including fresh and frozen vegetables, fruit, meat, honey, maple products, fresh bread, handcrafted items, and much more. There is parking on both the North and South sides of the school. Location changes at the end of April and end of October. The market accepts SNAP benefits, credit and debit cards.
Email: https://greenfieldfarmersmarket.com/contact
Six-foot distancing is required at the market, as well as hand washing at a provided station at the single entrance point. There is a one-way loop through the market area, and orders are given to vendors, who will choose products for you. Online ordering is available with some vendors.

Summer location, dates and hours: Court Square; early May through October; Saturdays; 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Winter location, dates and hours: Discovery School at Four Corners, 21 Ferrante Avenue; schedule varies. Winter market.
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Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market--Summer 2020

Elm Street Playground, Acton, MA Phone: 978-877-1657

On market Sundays, Pearl Street teems with vegetables and fruits, flowers, cheeses, bagels, meats, pastas, artisanal breads, wines, baked treats, maple syrup, fungi, and specialty products such as spreads, sauces, and condiments. Come and enjoy music, artisan offerings, our Community Table, and friends and neighbors. SNAP accepted. Covid-19 protocols to be announced shortly. Email:
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Pittsfield Year Round Farmers Market--2020

two locations by season; see description below Pittsfield, MA Phone:

Products include baked goods, beverages, dairy, meat, eggs, pantry items, plants and produce. SNAP accepted. The market is now virtual. Online shopping is available from Monday at noon until Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. or until the maximum order limit is reached. Food is delivered, in a non-contact way, to your door. Vendors. Customer’s guide. Information: grace@rootsrising.org
Summer location, dates and hours: The Common on First Street; May-October; Saturdays; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Winter location, dates and hours: Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First Street; November-April; the second Saturdays of the month; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
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Amherst Farmers Market--Summer 2020

On the South Common in Amherst Center Amherst, MA Phone: 413-786-2335

Rain or shine, the Amherst Farmer's Market has served the community for over three decades, and it only gets better with time as chefs and artisans perfect their recipes and crafts to share with you at this community event. Over three dozen vendors including baked goods, fresh produce, eggs, meat.
Covid rules include no eating, no touching the products (vendors will do that for you), six-foot social distancing. Sanitizing station at the market entrance where a line will form. Curbside pickup of advance online ordering is available from some merchants now, and more in the future.
Dates and hours: April-November; Saturdays, 7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Orleans Year Round Farmers Market--2020

two locations by season; see description below Orleans, MA Phone:

Here shoppers can expect to find Cape Cod grown vegetables, plants, honey, lobsters, soap, worms, flowers, bread and other local products. Tokens for Credit/Debit, SNAP, WIC and Senior $10 bonus. Email: orleansfarmersmarket@gmail.com
Covid changes: Two entrances and two exits; a possible limit on the number of customers; one-way walk-through; 6-foot distancing required.
Summer location, dates and hours: 21 Old Colony Way; May through August; Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon and September through November; 9 a.m. to noon. Winter location, dates and hours: Nauset Middle School, 70 Route 28; first three Saturdays in December and the first and third Saturdays, January through April; 9 a.m. to noon
Maxwell’s Winter Farmers Market--2020

24 Maple Road Chelmsford, MA Phone:

Produce, beef, pork, fish and seafood, bagels, bread, coffee, pasta, maple syrup, salads, empanadas, honey, tea, wine, desserts, pickles, jam, fudge. Special events include pet photos with Santa, alpacas, chicken-keeping seminar, bee-keeping seminar, music, tarot card readings. Email: info@chelmsfordagway.com
Covid changes: touch-free curbisde pickup at 978-256-9991, ext. 0; or order online Dates and hours: early November to late February 24; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Brookline Farmers Market--Summer 2020

Centre Street West parking lot in Coolidge Corner (behind Coolidge Corner Theatre) Brookline, MA Phone:

Produce, smoked fish, bread, chicken, eggs, fish, honey, fruit, kombucha, prepared foods, cheese, meat, pasta. Pre-orders for some vendors. Contact.
Covid changes: Hand-wash station at market entry, six-feet social distance required, don’t touch products until purchased; no groups, couples or pets; don’t place reusable bags on any tables; non-cash transactions preferred. Follow the shopper’s loop through the market.
Dates and hours: June 4-November 19; Thursdays; 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Hingham Farmers Market--Summer 2020

95 Station Street Hingham, MA Phone:

Hingham Farmers Market vendors sell fresh produce, organic vegetables, fresh fish and lobsters, poultry, pork, eggs, lamb, cheese, plants, soups, Mediterranean specialties, baked goods, flowers, plants, eggs, jam with native strawberries, granola mix, live lobsters, jewelry, pottery, furniture. Email: info@hinghamfarmersmarket.org
The 2020 market is prepaid orders and pickup only. No pedestrian traffic and no shopping at this time. Pickup will move through the parking lot in a loop. See website for diagram and to pre-order with individual vendors.
Dates and hours: early May to the week before Thanksgiving; Saturdays; 9 a.m.-noon
Charles Square Year Round Farmers Market--2020

two locations by season; see description below Cambridge and Cambridgeport, MA Phone: 617-491-3434

Organic produce, herbs, cheese, bread, jam, fruit, fresh pasta, meats and seafood. Please be prepared to follow all COVID-19 protocols. Email: charlesriverfma@gmail.com
Year-round location, dates and hours: Charles Hotel courtyard, 1 Bennett Street, Cambridge; Fridays, noon-6 p.m. and Sundays; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; at Morse School: Saturdays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Summer location, dates and hours: Morse School, 40 Granite Street, Cambridgeport; Saturdays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Winthrop Farmers Market--Summer 2020

Harold French Square, 46 Woodside Avenue Winthrop, MA Phone: 617-846-1852

During summer 2020, the market is switching to CSAs, starting June 1 (and reservations would have been made before that).
In normal times: the markets run every other Sunday throughout the summer. Come and find fresh farm stands, food trucks, crafters and an array of products and entertainment. Email: winthropfarmersmarket@yahoo.com
Dates and hours: Every other Sunday from mid-June to late October; consult website; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market

Two locations: Cambridge & North Union Streets and Community Farm Institute, 168 Hummock Pond Road Nantucket, MA Phone:

Vendors include growers, artisans, and prepared food purveyors. There are live music performances, kids’ activity tables, demonstrations and more. Visitors to the market have noted a “street festival” atmosphere that welcomes year round residents and visitors to shop and mingle. Come spend an hour enjoying music, breakfast, and shopping. Markets are weather permitting.
2019 Dates and Hours: Schedule TBD
Salem Farmers Market--Summer 2020

Bentley School parking lot (south side), 25 Memorial Drive Salem, MA Phone: 978-744-0004

Currently, only food vendors (farms, seafood, bakeries, prepared foods) are selling. Some pre-orders available.
Covid changes: Only 100 people allowed in the market at a given time; single-person shopping is encouraged. One-way traffic. No bathroom access for visitors. Reusable bags are OK if they are only touched by the shopper and not handed to vendors. No dogs allowed.
Dates and hours-- June 11 to October 13; Thursdays,;3-7 p.m.
Quincy Year Round Farmers Market--2020

two locations by season; see description below Quincy, MA Phone: 339-225-2607

This rain-or-shine market includes three farms, three bakers, one local nursery, one dairy and a community table offering locally-grown surplus fruit and vegetables from Quincy gardeners. Vegetables, seedlings,mushrooms, microgreens, beef, chicken, line-caught fish, eggs. Market is held rain or shine.
Covid changes: Pre-order with drive-through pickup (stay in your car), Thursdays, 1 to 2 p.m. at Pageant Field. For list of vendors and pre-order and payment instructions.
Summer location, dates and hours:Pageant Field in Merrymount Park, 1 Merrymount Parkway / Route 3A; June to mid-November; Fridays; 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Winter location, dates and hours: YMCA, 79 Coddington Street; December to mid-February; Fridays; 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Maynard Farmers Market--Summer 2020

Mill Pond Parking Lot, Main Street / Route 62 Maynard, MA Phone: 617-728-2425

This market features produce, dairy, meats, baked goods, honey, and cut flowers. The Market also offers educational and cultural events and information about the town's civic groups. Plenty of free parking. Rain or shine. Email: MaynardFarmersMarket@gmail.com.
Covid changes: Market will have a one-way path, and vendors will handle items for shoppers. Hand sanitizer will be provided. Please leave children at home if possible. No pets allowed. Six-feet distancing rules apply.
Dates and hours:June 27 through October 26; Saturdays; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wellfleet Farmers Market--Summer 2020

200 Main Street (the Grove at the Congregational Church) Wellfleet, MA Phone:

Seedlings, coffee, baked goods, spice rubs, jams, salsas, eggs,fruits and veggies, cut flowers, cheese, local meats. Email: wellfleetfarmersmarket@gmail.com
Covid changes: No handling items (vendors will do that); social distancing required; single shoppers only (no couples or groups); no eating food; no dogs; curbside pickup available by placing phone orders with individual vendors. Updates will be posted on Facebook (facebook.com/wellfleetfarmersmarket) and Instagram (@wellfleetfarmersmarket).
Dates and hours: mid-May to mid-October 11; Wednesdays; 8 a.m.-noon
Bass River Year Round Farmers Market--Summer 2020

two locations by season; see description below South Yarmouth, MA Phone:

Come to this open-air market in the heart of Cape Cod and spend the morning perusing vendor tables offering up fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods, and so much more. Markets are open rain or shine. Email: Carlene@bassriverfarmersmarket.org
Summer market location, dates and hours: 311 Old Main Street; June 11 through September 10; Thursdays; 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; June 13 though September 12, Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Winter market location, dates and hours: West Dennis Community Church; Saturdays in December; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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West Tisbury Farmers Market--Summer 2020

Fairgrounds at the Ag Hall, 35 Panhandle Road West Tisbury, MA Phone: 508-693-4359

This market is a jam-packed event with live local talent, plenty of specialty food vendors with exotic treats, flowers and herbs. Market is held rain or shine.
Dates and Hours: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon.
Waltham Farmers Market--Summer 2020

Clark Government Center, 119 School Street Waltham, MA Phone:

The Waltham Farmers Market offers up delicious local treats like fresh fruit, burgers, popcorn, and crafts like hand-blown glass. Credit and debit cards are accepted. Wheelchair accessible.
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Covid changes: No pets; one-way access; 6-foot distancing; point to items, don’t touch; no sampling or eating; single entry and exit. Dates and hours: June 6-October 31; Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Great Barrington Farmers Market--2020

18 Church Street (one-half block from Main Street) Great Barrington, MA Phone: 413-528-2662

This is a producer-only market, which means that you'll only buy food and products straight from the hands that grew or made them. Featured products include lavender, veggies, meats, and much, much more.
Covid changes: Orders should be placed ahead of time when possible (click on individual vendors on the website). No eating or drinking, no pets, no seating areas or live music. There will be one entrance and the number of customers will be limited. The market asks that only one household member be sent if possible.
Dates and hours: mid-May to end of October; Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Beverly Farmers Market--Summer 2020

Veterans Memorial Park, 150 Rantoul Street and Railroad Avenue Beverly, MA Phone: 978-473-9891

Vendors at the Beverly Farmers Market provide fresh vegetables and herbs, specialty Asian vegetables and herbs, fruits, flowers, honey and sauces, seafood, gourmet organic dog treats, ceramic art, local woodcraft, massage and music. This is a beautiful market in a child friendly, dog friendly, picnic friendly park.
Covid changes: Consider pre-ordering from vendors (https://www.beverlyfarmersmarket.org/vendors); no curbside pickup at this time; enter market at corner of Rantoul Street and Broadway; sign up for the e-newsletter for up-to-date information and market safety tips.
Dates and hours: June 13 to October 13; Mondays; 3-7 p.m.,
Oak Bluffs Open Market--Summer 2020

Washington Park, East Chop Drive Oak Bluffs, MA Phone: 508-939-1076

This buzzing sea-side market is a short walk from the ferry and features local produce, gourmet to-go treats, vintage stuff, massage therapists, two hours of live music, and more. Email: info@oakbluffsopenmarket.com
Covid changes: One-way route through the market; physical distancing required; Venmo and PayPal encouraged.
Dates and hours:: June 7-October 18; Sundays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; in July and August hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Braintree Farmers Market--Summer 2020

Braintree Town Hall, 1 JFK Memorial Drive New Braintree, MA Phone:

Fruit from local orchards, veggies, prepared foods, microgreens, past-ure raised meats, Mediterranean food, toffee and caramels, artisan soaps and salves, jams, sops, pasta sauces, salts, , coffee, maple syrup, baked goods, dairy products, honey, flowers.
In 2020, through Thanksgiving, this will be a virtual market. Download the Market2Day app and order Sunday through Thursday to have local foods delivered, or pick up at Braintree Town Hall, 1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree, MA, on Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m.
Dates and Hours: June 13-October 17; Saturdays; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Thanksgiving market is November 21.
Lexington Farmers Market--2020

two locations by season; see description below Lexington, MA Phone:

Products include baked goods, certified organic farm produce, meat, poultry, fish, cheese, stews, maple syrup, honey, granola and pasta. Email: Lexingtonfarmersmkt@gmail.com
Covid changes: Customers asked to minimize cash transactions when possible and to shop alone; no pets allowed; use provided hand sanitizer before entering market; social distancing required; follow the one-way loop; do not handle products until payment is complete; no reusable bags. To pre-order.
Summer location, dates and hours: Massachusetts and Fletcher avenues; June 9 to October 27; Tuesdays; 2-6:30 p.m.
Winter location, dates and hours: Waldorf School, 739 Massachusetts Avenue; January to April; alternate Saturdays; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sandwich Farmers Market--Summer 2020

Wing School parking lot, 33 Water Street Sandwich, MA Phone: 617-347-5192

Produce, baked goods, dog treats, pizza, honey, beef, eggs, pesto, lemonade, specialty Greek products, cheese, soaps, natural insect repellents and sunscreen. Online ordering and pickup at the market is preferred, but there will be on-site shopping, with social distancing required.
Dates and hours: June 30-October 17; Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Boston Public Market at the Seaport--Summer 2020

85 Northern Avenue Boston, MA Phone: 617-973-4909

Over 15 local producers -- produce, seafood, bread, baked goods, plants flowers, assortment of specialty foods.
Covid changes: Wait in line on markers to keep six feet apart; no touching -- only vendors can handle the products.
Dates and hours: June 6 through September 26; Saturdays; noon to 6 p.m.
The Farm Market--Summer 2020

Outside of Mill No. 5, 225 Middlesex Street Lowell, MA Phone: 978-656-1828

Twenty local farmers and artisanal food producers sellVeggies, fruit, beef, pork, eggs, chicken, microgreens, dog food, soaps, jams,baked goods, lamb, cheese, popcorn. Email: emma@millno5.com
Covid changes: Social distancing required. Mill No. 5 will remain closed. Restrooms not available. Bag your own items. If you touch it, you buy it. Many vendors accepting pre-orders.
Dates and hours: Sundays; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Farmers Market at Forest Park--Summer 2020

Cyr Arena at Forest Park Springfield, MA Phone: 413-737-1724

Rain or shine, this market brings you organic, and conventional produce, bread, honey, goats' milk soap, grass-fed beef, hormone free pork, and much, much more.
In 2020. use the Trafton Road entrance to the back entrance of the market. From Sumner Avenue take right on Cliftwood to Dickinson Street; take a right. First right is Trafton Road. Follow that to back entrance of the park. From the Longmeadow end, take your first left after Temple Beth El. Follow that to back entrance.
In 2020, please be prepared to shop and not linger. Face masks are required for everyone over age 2. Please leave pets at home.
Dates and hours: May 26-October; Tuesdays; 12:30 to 6 p.m.
Boston Public Market at Dewey Square -- Summer 2020

Dewey Square Plaza on the Greenway (across from South Station) Boston, MA Phone: 617-973-4909

Products include farm fresh produce; meat, poultry, and eggs; cheese and dairy; fish; bread and baked goods; plants and flowers; and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods. Market accepts EBT-SNAP, WIC, and senior coupons.
Covid changes: Wait in line on markers to keep six feet apart; no touching -- only vendors can handle the products.
Dates and hours: June-mid-November; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Marblehead Farmers Market--Summer 2020

Marblehead Veterans Middle School, 217 Pleasant Street (enter from Vine Street) Marblehead, MA Phone:

Vendors at this market specialize in fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese, local honey and a variety of hand-crafted products like pottery, handbags, fine art, jewelry and much more. Initial market will mainly feature farms and food with more vendors to come. Email: information@marbleheadfm.com
Covid changes: Market is cordoned off, with entrance at one point, markers indicating one-way flow, double tables to separate customers from vendors. No dogs or reusable bags; keep six feet apart. Please shop alone and keep the trip as abbreviated as possible. Restroom for vendors only.
Several vendors offer online ordering and pick-up at the market.
Dates and hours: June-November; Saturdays; 9 a.m.-noon
Cambridge Winter Farmers Market

Great food from 2 dozen new and returning vendors, live music, arts & crafts, special events. Vendors.
Dates and Hours: January-April; Saturdays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Amherst Winter Farmers Market--2020

Hampshire Mall, 367 Russell Street Hadley, MA Phone:

Fresh vegetables, pasta and fish, local meat, bread, cheese, apples, mushrooms preserves and ferments, soap and herbal products, plants and crafts. Also featuring live music, kids' activities, hot coffee and prepared food to eat there or take away. Email: info@wfmhm.com
Dates and hours: December through March except Martin Luther King weekend; Saturdays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Orchard and other produce, maple products, dairy products, prepared foods, bread, pastries, dog treats, meats, soaps, jewelry, crafts