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.

Amherst Farmers Market 2013 Amherst Farmers Market 2012 Amherst MA

Spring Street parking lot, Amherst Center Amherst, MA 01002 Phone: 570-401-9811

The Amherst Farmers’ Market has been in continuous operation for more than 30 years. This market features locally grown vegetables, fruit, cut flowers, herbs and herbal remedies, artisan breads and baked goods. Here you can also find organic pork, lamb, and beef, eggs and cheese, preserves, prepared foods, maple syrup and maple products, honey, bedding plants, perennials, hanging baskets, soaps, agricultural crafts and specialty products.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Saturdays, 7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.; April 20-November 23

Farmers Market at Forest Park 2013 Farmers Market at Forest Park 2012 Springfield MA

Cyr Arena at Forest Park Springfield, MA 01108 Phone: 413-737-1724

Rain or shine, this market brings you organic, and conventional produce, organic sourdough bread, honey, goats' milk soap, lotions, plants, grass-fed beef, hormone free pork, sweets, kettle corn, olive oil, vinegar, dairy products and goat cheese, freshly roasted coffee, cut flowers, and more.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Tuesday, 12:30 to 6 p.m.; May 7-October 29

Great Barrington Farmers Market 2013 Great Barrington Farmers Market 2012 Great Barrington MA

Taconic Avenue and Castle Street. Great Barrington, MA Phone: 413-528-8950

This is a is a 100 percent producer-only market offering a wide assortment of vegetables, soft and stone fruit, sourdough bread, bedding plants, vegetable seedlings, perennials, cut flowers, honey, maple syrup, mushrooms, eggs, dried and fresh lavender, pork, chicken, lamb and beef, sweet and savory baked goods, jams, spreads, dips, and chutney.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; May 12-October 26

Greenfield Farmers Market 2013 Greenfield Farmers Market 2012 Greenfield MA

Court Square Greenfield, MA

fresh locally grown products featuring organic and conventional produce for you along with local craft vendors such as herbal ointments and salves, hand-thrown pottery, handmade portable chicken coops, cutting boards and custom-made furniture pieces, hand-crafted jewelry and more. Dates and Hours in 2013: Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; April 27-November 23

Holyoke Farmers Market 2013

High Street, between Suffolk Street and City Hall Holyoke, MA Phone: 413-322-5511

This market sells apples, blueberries, vegetables, honey, maple syrup, bedding plants, cut flowers, jam and jelly.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Thursdays,11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; May 2 - November 13

Bass River Farmers Market 2013 Bass River Farmers Market 2012 South Yarmouth MA

307 Old Main Street South Yarmouth, MA

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.ER> Dates and Hours in 2013: Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; May 23 to early October

Orleans Farmers Market 2013 Orleans Farmers Market 2012 Orleans MA

21 Old Colony Way Orleans, MA 02653 Phone: 508-255-8374

Here shoppers can expect to find Cape Cod grown vegetables, plants, honey, lobsters, soap, worms, flowers, bread and other local products.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon; May 11-November 16

Provincetown Farmers Market 2012

Commercial and Ryder streets, across from Town Hall Provincetown, MA 02656

Organic vegetables, fresh blueberries, artisanal cheeses, greens, baked goods, olive oil and fresh fruit.
Dates and Hours: Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; May 26 to November 24

Sandwich Farmers Market 2013 Sandwich Farmers Market 2012 Sandwich MA

164 Route 6A, across from the Fish Hatchery Sandwich, MA Phone: 617-347-5192

Locally grown and/or produced goods such as: local produce, organic vegetables, fruits, honey, eggs, breads, cheeses, oils, vinegars, pastries, live lobsters, potted plants, cut flowers, herbs, soaps/ lotions, canned goods, crafts, art, gifts, souvenirs and more.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Tuesday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; May-October

Wellfleet Farmers Market 2013

Behind Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street Wellfleet, MA

At this market, you’ll find live music, spring seedlings, fresh coffee, baked goods, spice rubs,jams & jellies, salsas & preserves, eggs, local fruits and vegetables, cut flowers & herbs, garlic & onions, greens, honey, squash, Truro chickens, Barnstable pork, Wellfleet sea salt, bags, dish towels. Market accept WIC/SNAP, debit and ATM cards.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Wednesday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; May 15 to October 16, plus a holiday market in November 27.

Hardwick Farmers Market 2012 Hardwick Farmers Market 2012 Hardwick MA

Hardwick Town Common Hardwick, MA 01031 Phone: 413-477-6525

Locally homegrown agricultural goods, fruits and vegetables, frozen meats, eggs, milk and cheese, jams and jellies, maple syrup, mushrooms, books and crafts, and more, including fresh coffee and baked goods.
Dates and Hours: Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; June 10-October 28

Harvard Farmers Market 2013 Harvard Farmers’ Market Harvard MA

Harvard Elementary School, 27 Massachusetts Avenue Harvard, MA 01451 Phone: 978-790-4429

Organic produce, Asian vegetables, grain-fed beef, herbs, cut flowers, lamb, sheep and goat products, organic stone ground chocolate, rustic breads and baked goods, jams, jellies, chutneys and more.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon; August 17-October 26

New Braintree Farmers Market 2013 New Braintree Farmers Market 2012 New Braintree MA

Braintree Town Hall, 1 JFK Memorial Drive New Braintree, MA Phone: 508-867-6065

Locally grown and produced fruits, vegetables, hormone & antibiotic-free meats, seafood, prepared foods, flowers, plants, preserves, creative cookies, spa products, gourmet cupcakes, fresh eggs, award-winning pies, honey, breads, nuts & nut butters, granola, cheeses, handmade pastas, sauces, cranberries, fair-trade coffees, teas & chocolates and much more.WIC and senior coupons accepted.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; June 15-October 26. There will be an indoor Thanksgiving market on November 23

Pepperell Farmers Market 2013 Pepperell Farmers Market 2012 Pepperell MA

Pepperell Town Field Pepperell, MA 01463 Phone: 978-433-0162

At this market you will find several local farms selling a wide variety of fresh picked and wonderfully ripe produce including heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, multitudes of greens and lettuces, fresh herbs, blueberries and apples, and many more of the seasons best vegetables and fruits. You'll also find grass-fed beef, lamb sausages, honey, local cheeses, fresh baked bagels, goat soap products and fresh cut flower bouquets. Several local artists and artisans also attend the market on a regular basis.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; June 15-October 5

Sterling Farmers Market 2013

1 Park Street Sterling, MA 01564 Phone: 978-422-6646

Find local, fresh vegetables and fruits, hand-made soap, local goat cheese, fresh bread, herbs, flowers, baked goods, honey and much more. New vendors being added this season include wine vendors.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Fridays, 3-6:30 p.m.; May 24-October 4

Allston Farmers Market 2013 Allston Farmers Market 2012 Allston MA

Intersection of North Harvard Street and Western Avenue Allston, MA 02134

This market offers up fresh Massachusetts produce all summer long. Here you’ll find berries, heirloom tomatoes, corn, flowers, Asian vegetables, and a rotating cast of bakers and specialty vendors.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Friday, 3-7 p.m.; June 11-October 29

Brookline Farmers Market 2013 Brookline Farmers Market 2012 Brookline MA

Center Street West Parking Lot, 1 block west of Coolidge Corner Brookline, MA

Vegetables, fruits, herbs, cheese, eggs, ice cream, plants, cut flowers, tarts, home baked pies, breads, preserves, strawberries, plums, apples, blueberries, peaches, pears, cherries, and nectarines, honey, turkey, beef, and lamb will be available.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Thursday, 1:30 p.m.-dusk; June 13-October 31

Harvard University Farmers Market 2013 Harvard University Farmers Market 2012 Cambridge MA

Corner of Oxford and Kirkland streets Cambridge, MA 02138

This market features produce and baked goods, and rotating specialty vendors with everything from dessert sauces to herbs to cheeses to maple syrup. Cooking demonstrations will also be featured.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Tuesday, noon-6 p.m.; June 11 to October 29

Lexington Farmers Market 2013 Lexington Farmers Market 2012 Lexington MA

Intersection of Woburn Street and Massachusetts Avenue Lexington, MA 02420

In addition to the fresh produce you expect to find at a farmers’ market, Lexington offers herbs, flowers, herbal vinegars and other herb-based products, beef, pork, lamb and poultry, sheep’s milk, fresh fish, mozzarella cheese, dips, sauces, dressings, black bean salsa, bread, pies, tarts, quiche, cakes, honey, beeswax and other honey-based products, jams, jellies, applesauce, apple butter, cranberry sauce, relishes, cider doughnuts, chocolate, gelato and sorbet, dessert sauces, homemade cookies, biscotti, granola, scones, and more.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Tuesdays, 2-6:30 p.m.; May 21-late October

SoWa Farmers Market and Bazaar 2013 SoWa Farmers Market and Bazaar 2012 Boston MA

460 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA

SoWa is the cultural district in Boston located South of Washington Street, which is where it gets its name. Sundays in SoWa became a big hit six years ago with the beginning of the SoWa Open Market – an open air crafts and art market showcasing fun handmade goods by talented small business owners. The Market continues to grow, now filling the parking lot at 460 Harrison each Sunday of the season with vendors from all over New England and beyond. The SoWa Open Market, the SoWa Vintage Market and the SoWa Farmers Market. Together, these three weekly events make SoWa Sundays.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; May-October

Waltham Farmers Market 2013 Waltham Farmers Market 2012 Waltham MA

Sovereign Bank Parking Lot, 1 Moody Street at Main Street Waltham, MA

The Waltham Farmers Market will offer up delicious local treats like fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese, eggs, hamburger, popcorn, maple syrup, and crafts like hand-blown glass. Market accepts SNAP/EBT cards, for purchase of food only, and debit/credit cards, for purchase of any item. The cards may be used to purchase market tokens which will be accepted by vendors. WIC coupons are also accepted by all farmers. Senior citizens receive a 10 percent discount at participating vendors. Wheelchair accessible.
The Spring Market in 2012 will be held on May 11 on the Waltham Common (the big green space across the street from our usual location.)
Dates and Hours in 2013: Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; June 15-November 9

Nantucket Farmers and Artisans Market 2013 Nantucket Farmers and Artisans Market 2012 Nantucket MA

two locations each week; see below Nantucket, MA 02554

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 alike to shop, mingle and enjoy the downtown experience. Come spend an hour enjoying music, breakfast, and shopping.
Dates and Hours in 2013:
Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; mid-June-mid-October, at Upper Cambridge and North Union street
Tuesday, 3:30-6:30 p.m.; July 9-August 27 at Mid-Island Market, The Muse, 44 Surfside Road

Oak Bluffs Open Market 2013

Washington Park, Seaview Avenue Oak Bluffs, MA

Local produce, specialty foods, crafts, antiques, vintage stuff, massage, tarot. Live music the last two hours of the market.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Sundays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in May, June, September, October and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in July and August; May 12 to October 27.

West Tisbury Farmers Market 2013 West Tisbury Farmers Market West Tisbury MA

Old Agricultural Hall, 1067 State Road West Tisbury, MA 02568 Phone: 508-693-9561

This market is truly an event – and a great place to find flowers, herbs, jellies, fruits and veggies, baked goods, and even exotic treats like wheatgrass juice and Vietnamese spring rolls.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon; June 8 to October 5; and Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.; June 19 to August 25.

Andover Farmers Market 2013 Andover Farmers Market 2012 Andover MA

Andover Historical Society, 97 Main Street Andover, MA 01810 Phone: 978-475-2236

This market is a purveyor of fresh and locally produced fruits, vegetables, flowers, breads, pies, cookies, herbs, and more.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Saturdays, June 29-October 5; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Downtown Lawrence Farmers Market 2013 Downtown Lawrence Farmers Market 2012 Lawrence MA

Appleton Way, 200 Common Street or 216 Lawrence Street Lawrence, MA Phone: 978-974-0770

Fresh, local, and seasonal vegetables and fruits, honey, jams, breads, eggs, and baked goods. Prepared foods available in July and August, handmade jewelry available August and September. Food demos and free samples July and August; musical entertainment from 1-2 p.m. in July and August; face painting for children in July and August. Market accepts credit, debit, Food Stamps/SNAP/EBT, WIC and Senior Nutrition Program coupons.
Dates and Hours in 2013:
Wednesdays at Appleton Way (between Essex and Common Streets, and next to City Hall), 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; July 10 to October 30
Saturdays at 216 Lawrence Street (parking lot at the corner of Lawrence & Park Streets across from GLFHC), 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; July 7 to October 26

Marblehead Farmers Market 2013 Marblehead Farmers Market 2012 Marblehead MA

Marblehead Veterans Middle School, 217 Pleasant Street (enter from Vine Street) Marblehead, MA 01945

Specializing in fresh fruits and vegetables, beef, cheese, and medicinal herbs, this farmers’ market also features baked goods, local honey and a variety of hand-crafted products like pottery, handbags, fine art, jewelry and much more.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon; June 15-November 23

Maynard Farmers Market 2013 Maynard Farmers Market 2012 Maynard MA

Mill Pond Parking Lot, Clock Tower Place, Main Street (Route 62) Maynard, MA 01754 Phone: 617-728-2425

This market features produce grown both organic and non-organic methods as well as dairy, meats, baked goods, honey, perennials, and cut flowers. The Market also offers educational and cultural events and information about the town's civic groups.Plenty of free parking.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; June 29-October 5

Peabody Farmers Market 2012 Peabody Farmers Market 2012 Peabody MA

Two locations; see below Peabody, MA

Locally grown produce, fresh foods from local vendors, work of local artisans, live music.
Dates and Hours:
Tuesdays, 2-7 p.m.; June 12-October 23 at Leather City Common, 53 Lowell Street, Peabody
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; July 7-September 29 at Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main Street, Peabody

Hingham Farmers Market 2013 Hingham Farmers Market 2012 Hingham MA

Hingham Beach Parking Lot, 95 Otis Street (Route 3A) Hingham, MA 02043 Phone: 781-856-5358

Hingham Farmers Market offers fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, plants, eggs, jam with native strawberries, macaroons, zucchini loaves, granola mix, live lobsters, pesto, fresh homemade salsa, Italian cookies, vegetable plants, fresh eggs, and fresh cut flowers. Some handcrafted items such as jewelry, pottery, and furniture will be available.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; May 4-November 23

Old Rochester Farmers Market 2013 Old Rochester Farmers Market 2012 Mattapoisett MA

Old Rochester Regional School, Route 6 Mattapoisett, MA Phone: 508-758-4100

This market promises fresh local produce, flowers, certified organic eggs, herbs, artisan baked goods, soaps, crafts, annuals and perennials, shrubs, original children's clothing, honey, and gifts – the best of the local harvest.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Tuesday, 3-7 p.m.; June 4-October 15

Plymouth Farmers Market 2013 Plymouth Farmers Market 2012 Plymouth MA

137 Warren Avenue Plymouth, MA 02360

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 also available.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Thursday, 2:30-6:30 p.m.; June 6-October 331

Quincy Farmers Market 2013 Quincy Farmers Market 2012 Quincy MA

John Hancock Municipal Parking Lot, Chestnut Street Quincy, MA 02169 Phone: 339-225-2607

The Quincy Farmers' Market presents the freshest, locally-grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and plants in downtown Quincy. The 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.
Dates and Hours in 2013: Fridays; 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m; June 28-November 15