Did you know that there are over 240 different farmers markets in the state of Massachusetts?
With so many Farmers Markets taking place throughout the week, any day is a great day to start discovering your local farmers market.
If you can’t make it to a market this week, don’t worry! Many local farm fresh products are just a click away. You can start now by using our online tool to discover your local dairy farmer and start getting fresh milk delivered today. Home milk delivery is a convenient, affordable, and ethical way to get your family on the right track.
August 2-8 is Massachusetts Farmers’ Market Week. 1987 – 69 farmers’ markets; 2105 – 250 summer markets and 40 winter markets. Awesome!
— The Farm Market (@farmlowell) August 3, 2015
Whether you’re looking for fun activities for kids, unique Boston date ideas, or just a cool way to spend the day, your local market has the answer.
Some Things Massachusetts Farmers Markets Have To Offer
Take in some local music. At many farmers markets this summer, you will find more than fresh local food and local artisans. From Amherst to Plymouth, Market stages across Massachusetts play host to some of the best talent communities have to offer.
Check out a recipe book. Bring your library card to the Belmont Farmers market on a Thursday evening this summer to check out cookbooks, gardening books, and kids’ books. They even do book readings to help kids learn more about farming!
Try some yoga. Sally Frank’s Farmers Market in Melrose and the Watertown Market both offer awesome outdoor yoga classes for visitors on Thursdays throughout the summer, including free kid’s classes. It’s a great way to work up an appetite before picking up some products from local vendors!
Attend a workshop. The Marsfield Farmers Market features a weekly workshop or talk on subjects including chocolate dipping, pizza making, and tart making.
Check out a cooking demo. The Harvard Farmers Market always has something cool going on. Most notable are the weekly guest chefs, who show off their cooking skills to visitors looking for kitchen inspiration. They aren’t alone–many other markets offer demos, recipes or samples to help you make the most of your purchases.
Sharpen your knives. Make sure you catch On The Edge knife sharpening as it makes the rounds to different Massachusetts markets throughout the season. Several markets, including the the Arlington Farmers Market and the Lexington Market, often play host to knife sharpener Patti Small, who can get your kitchen shears, knives, scissors, and other blades ready to prepare your produce.
How To Find Your Local Farmers Market
Even when you can’t be at the market, getting milk delivered and connecting with local farmers online are great ways to support your community.