Sundays • 10am - 1pm
June 21, 2020 - October 4, 2020
Weymouth High School • 1 Wildcat Way
Our market cultivates community engagement by creating a place where residents, farmers, and producers connect for a happier, healthier Weymouth.
No cash? No problem! Shoppers can swipe a credit, debit, or EBT card in exchange for wooden tokens that act like currency at the market. Tokens never expire, so shoppers can keep what they don't use for more shopping later.
SNAP and Weymouth Food Pantry shoppers receive DOUBLE their dollars back in wooden tokens, up to an additional $20 each market.
In 2019, market shoppers in Weymouth spent $10,460 in wooden tokens. This money went directly into the hands of Massachusetts' farms and small businesses. In addition, for every $1.00 in wooden tokens spent, $0.53 was used to purchase farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, supporting a healthier Weymouth.
|Why shop fresh and local?|
There are 3.5x as many U.S. farmers over the age of 65 as there are under 35. Farmers markets provide one of the only low-barrier entry points for new farmers. 50% of farmers selling at markets derive at least half their revenue from market sales. 
Growers selling locally create 13 full-time jobs per $1 million in revenue earned. Those not selling locally create only three. Locally owned retailers, such as farmers markets, return more than 3x as much of their sales to the local economy compared to chain competitors. 
Markets bring fresh food to neighborhoods that need it most. $22.4 million in SNAP benefits were spent at farmers markets in 2017. 60% of farmers market shoppers in low-income neighborhoods say that their market has better prices than grocery stores. 
Locally or regionally sourced produce travels 27x less distance than conventionally sourced produce. 81% of farmers selling at farmers markets incorporate cover crops, reduced tillage, on-site composting, and other soil health practices into their operations. 
People who shop at farmers markets have 15-20 social interactions per visit. Those who shop at grocery stores experience just 1-2. Proximity to farmers markets is associated with lower BMI. 
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