The market has an average of 800 to 1200 visitors per week, including families, the elderly and SNAP shoppers. Visitors can shop for fresh, in-season vegetables, fruits, meats, fish, bread, and food grown and produced by Massachusetts farms, bakeries, and other food producers. Each market features live music from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and cooking demonstrations. Each week the market also holds fun, family events such as, baby animals, Ask a Master Gardener, Free Bike checks and Yoga in the Park – see our Events page for full details
Young visitors are invited to join Club Sprouts. Members are asked to answer a clue of the day, taste the featured fruit or vegetable and earn a stamp in their Club Sprouts passport. Five stamps wins a prize.
When & Where
Thursdays, from 2 to 7 p.m., beginning in June and ending in October. Hours adjust in September with the waning light.
Bowden Park at the junction of West Emerson, and Vinton Streets, adjacent to the Cedar Park Commuter Rail stop.
- Commuter Rail lot, along Cedar Park
- Trinity Church parking lot, diagonally across from the market
- Street parking on Tremont Street and the park side of West Emerson Street
- Neighboring streets, but be courteous of driveways and mind the hydrants
We encourage walking or biking to this neighborhood park.
When you come to the farmers market, most vendors will take credit card, however, you can use cash, credit cards, debit cards, SNAP cards, Shop Melrose gift checks, WIC coupons, and Senior Farmers’ Market Coupons. Learn more about market money.