Thank you for the amazing community response last week for National Farmers’ Market Week! We had a season record number of 1200 people and raised over $500 for our Friends of the Market Campaign. We would also like to thank local businesses who contributed to the raffle: Lilah-Rose, Melrose Family YMCA, Buckalew’s General, Giacomo’s of Melrose Cambridge Brewing Company, and La Qchara. And a special thanks to our business neighbor, Sweet Spot Bakery for generously donating a delicious cake for the event. The day had a strong community feel, with special guests, State Rep Paul Brodeur, who emphasized the importance of the Melrose market and its role in supporting small businesses. Mayor Rob Dolan discussed the history of the market and how it has grown to the market it is today.
Our farms are in full bloom! We have lots of fresh produce and new this week are melons! We have an active day scheduled for August 24, our get moving day! The Melrose Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee welcomes Melrose residents to bring their bikes to the market from 4-7pm for free basic bicycle repairs! They will check bikes for safety issues and perform basic adjustments. They don’t have spare parts (tubes, cables, chains) to fix larger issues but are happy to get your bike running a little safer and smoother. They can also answer questions and offer tips about bike safety and regular maintenance. Please follow this link to get a time slot for a bike check.
Also on August 24, participate in several different workouts at the market! 5pm Barre & Soul Melrose is offer at free yoga class, 6:15pm Fitlife Melrose is running their Fusion class at the park, and Marathon Sports’ RunClub is leaving from the market at 6:30pm and are encouraging others to join them on a nice run from the park.
Please stop by and help support your local market, farms, and small businesses. Remember, parking is tight so we encourage you to walk/bike/run to the market.