It is Farmers Market time! Opening day is Thursday June 11th 2015!

Salem Farmers Market 2015 Opens June 11!

 Salem, Mass., June 5, 2015 - When the opening bell rings at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, the Salem Farmers’ Market will officially kick off its seventh season in its current format on Derby Square. With over 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 11th through October 22nd, 2015.

 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, 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 Executive Director Kylie Sullivan said, adding that the 2014 market season brought an attendance of well over 35,000 market-goers. “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 seven major farms who will attend this year: Clark Farm, Gibney Gardens, Maitland Mountain Farm, Grant Family Farm, Heavens Harvest Certified Organic Farm, Long Hill Orchard, and Wally's Vegetables. They are complemented by an array of specialty foods, bakery products, spices, and non-food vendors.

 Exciting new additions to the market include Honey Pot Farm (honey and maple syrup), Swissbakers (baked goods), Just Herbals (herbal products), All Fruit (nuts and dried fruit mixes), and Grassy Roots (juice).

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 Executive Director Kylie Sullivan via email atkylie@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).

Read a great piece from last year by our friends from NOBO magazine for a little background on the Salem Farmers Market