We’re seeing a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, and we’re channeling all our excitement into big plans for the 2021 season, which will hopefully include more vendors, a return of artisans and live music, and a sliver of normalcy! Our application for the 2021 season is now live.
Due to the capricious nature of winter weather and the challenges of securing adequate and safe inside space in COVID-19 times, we will not be holding any winter markets in early 2021. We will miss our monthly opportunities to connect with you and our vendors, and to bring home loads of goodies. We can’t wait for warmer weather to allow such opportunities again!
In the meantime, we want to make sure you are aware of two ways you can still access fresh, local food RIGHT NOW:
Roberto’s Seafood will be setting up a pop-up market most Thursdays from 2-4 pm, next to the Cedar Park Commuter Rail. You can pre-order by the Wednesday before through Facebook Messenger, or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-529-5701. We will be there each Thurday from 2-2:30 for our EBT customers to use their SNAP benefit for fish. We will also be providing a weekly $10 match!
Oakdale Farms in Rehobeth is doing weekly home deliveries! They will be in Melrose, Malden, Wakefield, Somerville and Medford every Friday. Oakdale accepts credit cards and EBT cards. You can use your HIP/SNAP benefit directly through them, and if you do so, the Melrose Farmer’s Market will provide an additional $5 match to help with your produce purchase each week! In addition to winter produce, you can purchase farm fresh eggs, maple syrup, honey, baked goods and many other yummies. Deliveries are due by Monday at 9 pm, and can be made through their website: https://www.oakdalefarmscountrybarn.com/home-delivery
Please support these local vendors throughout the winter months, and check back regularly for updates on other ways we hope to help bring fresh, local, healthy and delicious food to your home!
The mission of the Melrose Farmers Market, a non-profit organization, is to provide all Melrose-area residents with the opportunity to buy and learn about nutritious, locally grown and produced foods. The Market promotes local farms, organizations and businesses and builds community while contributing to a sustainable future.
Who Will Be at Opening Day (June 3)?
Melrose Farmers Market
1 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176