Farmer's Market

Eat Fresh, Buy Local

Hours of Operation

Saturdays, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, June 4 to October 15, 2016
 

Contact Us

(781) 340-5012
 

Address

Legion Memorial Field, @corner of Commercial and Middle Streets
Weymouth, MA 02189
 

 

Meet our featured vendors!

 
 
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The Weymouth Farmer’s Market is a community event coordinated by the Town of Weymouth and funded in partnership with the Weymouth Food Pantry and Mass in Motion, an initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  We work to promote healthy eating and sustainable living through access to fresh local food.  Our vendors offer a diverse selection of food and food products, including breads, baked goods, fish, fruits, honey, pastries, and vegetables.  To learn more about our Market, follow the links below or like us on Facebook.  

If you are interested in becoming a vendor or volunteering at the Market, please contact our Market Coordinator, Nicholas Bulens, at (781) 340-5012 or click here for email.  On-site amenities at the Market include restrooms, public transportation (MBTA bus 222), a playground, walking paths, and recreational space.

Meet Our Vendors
Application & Rules
 
Special Events
 
Frequently Asked Questions
 
 
Market Bucks
 
SNAP/EBT Program

 

Play the Market

 
Healthy Eating
 

 

 

Healthy Schools
Active Living

Yoga in the Park!

Take time to downshift at the Farmer's Market and enjoy a free outdoor yoga class offered by yogi Susan Johnson from Chakra Power Yoga of Braintree.

Class meets at 11:00 am every other week at Legion Memorial Field (just beside the market)Bring your own mat or ask to borrow one of ours.  Class is free, suitable for all levels, and no pre-registration is require.

 

Farm to Family Program

The Weymouth Food Pantry provides nutrition assistance to approximately 600 families every month.  Many of these are working families earning just a little too much to qualify for public benefits.

To help alleviate hunger in our community and ensure that more families have access to fresh local food, the Weymouth Food Pantry will double their client's money up to an additional $20 per day at the Farmer's Market in 2016.  Families in need can register at any pop-up pantry site starting in June.  From there, it's a easy as 1,2, 3... swipe, double and shop!

The Farm to Family Program is funded in partnership with the Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation.                                            

Why shop fresh and local?

         
Preserve Farmland
Stimulate Local Economies
Increase Access to Nutritious Food
Support Healthy Communities
Promote Sustainability
Farmer's markets provide one of the only low-barrier entry points for beginning farmers, allowing  them to start small, test the market, and grow their business.  Small and mid-size farmers who sell at farmer's markets have nearly a 10% greater chance of staying in business than those selling goods through traditional channels.  50% of farmers selling at farmer's markets derive at least half their revenue from farmer's market sales. Locally owned retailers like farmer's markets return more than three times as much of their revenue to the local economy compared with corporations. Growers selling locally create 13 full-time farm operator jobs per $1 million in revenue. Those that do not sell locally create only three full-time jobs. The USDA estimates that local food sales from farmer's markets, CSAs, food hubs, and farm stands have grown from about $5 billion in 2008 to $11.7 billion in 2014. Farmer's markets put fruits and vegetables front and center and create a shopping environment where nutritious food is not only affordable but celebrated. The USDA reports that produce prices at farmer's markets are lower on average than grocery store prices.  The number of SNAP households shopping at farmer's markets has increased by 52% since 2011, with spending totaling $18.8 million in 2014 – four times as much as in 2009.  Farmer's market vendors educate their shoppers. Four out of five farmers selling at markets discuss farming practices with their customers, and three in five discuss nutrition and how to prepare food. Proximity to farmer's markets has been associated with lower body mass index (BMI) among youths in at least one study. By their presence alone, farmer's markets are proven to positively impact the health and diet of their communities.   Farmers selling at farmer's markets minimize the amount of waste and pollution they create. Locally- or regionally-sourced produce travels about 27 times less distance than conventionally-sourced produce.  Three out of four farmers selling at farmer's markets say they use practices consistent with organic standards, which reduce the pollution of our soil and water. A growing number are adopting low-impact practices that help mitigate climate change.
         

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