Belmont Farmers Market Opens for Season Thursday, June 11

Photo: Belmont Farmers Market 

The Belmont Farmers Market celebrates the opening day of a decade in operation 

Market Day is every Thursday, from 2 p.m. to 6:30 pm, from early June to late October, rain or shine! Located in the rear parking lot behind Belmont Center on Claflin Street, the market offers a variety of organic and conventionally produced food in a range of prices. Shoppers can buy ingredients for an entire dinner at the market, from produce to meat and fish, from wine to dessert and coffee.

Opening Day Schedule and Vendor

2 p.m.: Official Ribbon Cutting and Fanfare: Heli Tomford, founder of the Belmont Farmers’ market, will cut the ribbon. The market’s Tomato Mascot will be accompanying her, along with Ned Searls and Jasper Wolf, who will play the traditional trumpet fanfare.
2:10 p.m.: Performance: Ryan Lally Magic; a perennial market favorite!
4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Storytime for preschoolers
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Art’s Specialties

This year’s regular and occasional vendors are:

  • Belmont Light Department,
  • Boston Smoked Fish Co.,
  • C & C Lobster & Fish,
  • Carlisle Honey,
  • Carr’s Ciderhouse,
  • Coastal Vineyards,
  • DC Farms Maple Syrup,
  • Dick’s Market Garden,
  • Fille de Ferme Jams,
  • Fior d’Italia Pasta,
  • Flats Mentor Farm,
  • Foxboro Cheese Co.,
  • Gaouette Farm,
  • Goodies Homemade, 
  • Hutchins Farm,
  • Kimball Fruit Farm,
  • Leslie Wolf Baking,
  • Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery,
  • Nicewicz Family Farm,
  • Seta’s Mediterranean Food,
  • Sfolia Baking Company,
  • Spindler Confections,
  • Soluna Garden Farm,
  • Stillman Quality Meats,
  • Toltec Coffee,
  • Turtle Creek Winery,
  • Underwood Greenhouses, and
  • Westport Rivers Winery.

Check the market’s website for any changes in vendors, guest vendors, and performances. All   vendors are listed along with their web sites, to find out more about them.

To sign up for the weekly e-newsletter and to stay up to date on what’s happening each week.

For more specific questions, contact: belmontfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Food Truck and Storytime

Jamaica Mi Hungry food truck, a Market favorite, will be back for opening day. The Market will feature Storytime for preschoolers again this year, from 4:00–4:30 pm, partnering with the Belmont Public Library. Market Music will be back along with chefs’ tastings, art, and more. 

SNAP Benefits Accepted

The Market accepts SNAP benefits (food stamps) and matches up to $25 for each SNAP shopper each week, thanks to generous donations to the Market. Benefits are processed quickly and easily at the blue Market tent. You can donate to this much needed community effort at www.belmontfarmersmarket.org.

The Market also works with Food for Free, which collects unsold produce and bread from vendors that would otherwise be wasted and donates it to food pantries and shelters in the greater Boston area. In addition, the Market tent is a weekly collection point for non-perishable food for the Belmont Food Pantry; check the web site.

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