Belmont Farmers’ Market

Supporting local farms & producers
in a great community environment

Thursdays 2:00 – 6:30 (til 6 after Labor Day)
June 6–October 31, 2019
Town Center parking lot, Belmont, Mass.

It’s a fun & welcoming community event, every week. The Belmont Farmers' Market is more than great local food. Come for a friendly community event, with Storytime, performances for kids and grownups, community information, and chats with friends and neighbors, rain or shine!

We match government benefits to help all families take home great, local food: SNAP (Food Stamps), WIC (for moms & babies) and FMNP (for seniors). Most of our produce vendors accept HIP.

Schedule for August 22, 2019

Events Tent

  • 2:00 BASEC presents bubble fun. Bubble wands and bubble liquid will make for a fun afternoon. Belmont After School Enrichment Collaborative (BASEC) is a family-governed, nonprofit after-school organization. The event is organized by 5th and 6th grade BASEC students.

  • 2:00 Face painting. Nina is back with her face paints. She an art student at Belmont High School, and her face painting is very popular.

  • 4:00 Storytime. The Belmont Public Library Children’s room reads stories to kids and their adults every week.

  • 4:30 Art at the Market. We’ll provide the material, your kids (and you) can draw or paint anything you see at the Market. Nina White, our face painter, will help everyone create masterpieces.

Art at the Market: Create your masterpiece

Art at the Market: Create your masterpiece

Belmont Food Pantry donations

Belmont Food Pantry donations

Community Table

  • 2:00 Belmont Light Department. Talk with the Light Department about energy savings, including the HeatSmart Belmont program.

  • 2:30 Member of the Select Board Roy Epstein. Got questions? Come to Roy’s office hours and see what he has to say about what’s going on in Belmont.

  • 4:00 Meet Belmont. The annual information fair will be on Tues, Aug 27. Get information on the dozens of community and government groups who will be there. It’s a great way to find out what’s going on in town.

Vendors

  • Produce: C & M Farm, Common Acre Farm, Dick's Market Garden, Flats Mentor Farm, Hutchins Farm, Joy Berry Farm (new mushroom vendor), Nicewicz Family Farm

  • Meat, fish & dairy: Foxboro Cheese Co., Hooked - Red's Best & Boston Smoked Fish Co, Lilac Hedge Farm, Little White Goat Dairy

  • Bread, pastry & sweets: Gracie’s Biscotti

  • Prepared foods: Del Sur Empanadas, Valicenti Pasta Farm

  • And more: Recreo Coffee & Roasterie, When Life Gives You Lemons

  • Sharpening: Siraco Knife Sharpening will be onsite to tune up knives, scissors and more. Contact them with questions about what else they will work on.

Find out more about all of our vendors


Belmont Food Pantry

Bring a donation of non-perishable items to the Manager’s Tent. We’ll get it to the Belmont Food Pantry.

more than just Great Food, it’s a community experience

Ask a question of Select Board member Roy Epstein

Ask a question of Select Board member Roy Epstein

Get your knives, scissors and more sharpened this week.

Get your knives, scissors and more sharpened this week.

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A community event


“I love the community aspects of it—seeing people I know, chatting, and having relationships with the vendors.”

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Events & Community Tent


“Love the story time, it has been such a wonderful thing that my kids adore. Also, face painting was a hit!”

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Vendors


“Friendly vendors always make the experience great”

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Belmont center merchants


Many of the merchants in the Center partner with us. Some restaurants buy ingredients from our vendors, while others offer tastings or display their wares at the market.

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And the food!


“Good bread, excellent heirloom tomatoes, and magical lettuce that never goes bad.

My latest discovery is rainbow chard. I was intimidated by chard (it looks like something only very adventurous vegans would eat) - but I asked one of the women at the stand what to do with it. She instructed me to saute it like spinach with garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. I added in a vidalia onion and some tilapia - and I have never been happier!”

 

 
We match SNAP (Food Stamps) up to $20 per Market day, as well as WIC (moms & babies) & FMNP (seniors). Our produce vendors participate in the HIP program.  Read more about  our food assistance programs  and  make a tax-deductible donation  to support programs like these.

We match SNAP (Food Stamps) up to $20 per Market day, as well as WIC (moms & babies) & FMNP (seniors). Our produce vendors participate in the HIP program.

Read more about our food assistance programs and make a tax-deductible donation to support programs like these.

“I am very grateful for your matching funds. It helps me tremendously.”

–A SNAP shopper

 

Find out what’s at the Market each week  Sign up for the email newsletter for weekly info about vendors, performers and special events; click the link, or text ILOVETHEBFM to 22828. Follow the Market on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Our mission  To provide members of the community a place to purchase fresh, local produce and goods directly from farmers and producers in a congenial atmosphere; to provide farmers and producers a direct market for their produce and goods; to support local agriculture and producers; to educate our community about eating healthfully; to educate residents about maintaining a healthy environment and the importance of sustainable agriculture; and to provide a social experience that helps build community and enhances the quality of life in Belmont.. Read more about the Market.