Salem Main Streets Farmers' Market Kicks Off Today

Will you be stopping by?

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
The sixth season of the Salem Main Streets Farmers Market will officially open this Thursday, June 12th with an even bigger and better market.

With more than 30 vendors, the market will be held at Derby Square on Front Street in Salem, MA every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. from June 12th through October 23rd.
Opening day will set the tone for the largely volunteer-run market that, over the next five months, gives residents and tourists alike the opportunity to buy farm-fresh produce, seafood, baked goods, cheeses, meat, and a variety of other goods.

Every week the market will offer demonstrations and live music.

“The market has truly become a destination for the community – it’s a gathering place as well as an opportunity to get fresh, local produce and other goods,"   Salem Main Streets Manager Kylie Sullivan said, adding that the 2013 market season brought an attendance of well over 40,000. “With the great range of vendors that we have, there’s something for everyone at to our farmers’ market.”  

At the heart of the market are eight major farms who will attend this year: Clark Farm, Gibney Gardens, Maitland Mountain Farm, Grant Family Farm, Heaven’s Harvest Certified Organic Farm, Long Hill Orchard, Wally's Vegetables, and the newest addition, Connors Farm.

They are complemented by an array of specialty foods, bakery products, spices, and non-food vendors.

Exciting new additions to the market include local businesses Melita Fiore (pastries), Far From The Tree (craft hard cider), Jodi Bee Bakes (baked goods, including gluten & dairy free treats), and Day Of The Dog (homemade pet treats). Other new vendors are Auntie Elsie’s Oatmeal Crisps (oatmeal specialty cookies), Stillman’s at the Turkey Farm (various meats), and Red Antler Apothecary (household & personal cleaning and care products).        As in previous years the farmers market will continue to take EBT through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.  

The market is made possible through the leadership of Salem Main Streets and the Farmers’ Market Committee, as well as the generous contributions of numerous volunteers.

For more information please contact Salem Main Streets Manager Kylie via email at kylie@salemmainstreets.org. To get the latest updates about the farmers’ market, visit our website at www.salemfarmersmarket.org, or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SalemMAFarmersMarket) or on Twitter (@salemfarmersmarket).
Dan Faust June 12, 2014 at 08:33 AM


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