Belmont Farmers’ Market

Supporting local farms & producers
in a great community environment

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

It’s a fun & welcoming community event, every week. Great local produce, baked goods, dairy, meat & fish, prepared foods … sure, farmers’ markets have all that. But the Belmont Farmers' Market is more. Come for a great community event, with Storytime, performances for kids and grownups, community information, chats with friends and neighbors, and all that great food, 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.

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June 6, 2019 is Opening Day

Fanfare at 2:00 to open the season

BFM Events Tent

  • 2:00 Ribbon cutting (Roy Epstein, Belmont’s newest member of the Select Board), trumpet fanfare, and Season 14 begins!

  • 2:00 – 4:00 Music by The Sound Chasers

  • 4:00 – 4:30 Storytime for kids and grownups. Reading by our friends at the Belmont Public Library

  • 4:30 – 6:30 Music by LBE Brass

BFM Community Table

  • 2:00 – 3:00 Talk with Mary Beth Calnan, Belmont’s Recycling Coordinator. She can answer questions about Belmont’s new plastic bag ban, and about trash, recycling and yard waste pickup.

  • Kim Foster of Community Growing: Plant a seed with your kids to take home while learning about gardening and Belmont Food Collaborative’s Community Growing program.

Vendors on opening day

  • Produce: C & M Farm*, Common Acre Farm*, Dick's Market Garden, Hutchins Farm

  • Meat, fish & dairy: Hooked (Red's Best & Boston Smoked Fish Co), Foxboro Cheese Co., Lilac Hedge Farm*

  • Bread, pastry & sweets: Dulce D Leche, Mamadou's Artisan Bakery, Mariposa Bakery*, Tick Tock Chocolates*

  • Prepared foods: Del Sur Natural Empanadas, Deano’s Pasta, Just Hummus*, Tex Mex Eats

  • And more: Beverly Bees*, When Life Gives You Lemons*

* Indicates a new vendor in 2019. Find out more about all of our vendors.

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

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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.