These beautiful summer afternoons make for a perfect market day at the Belmont Farmers Market, located in the Belmont Center municipal parking lot at the corner of Channing Road and Cross Street, today, Thursday, July 24 from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
In season this week are apples, basil, beets, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, chard, cherries, cilantro, collards, cucumbers, garlic, kale, leeks, lettuce, mint, mizuna, parsley, peppers, radishes, raspberries, scallions, summer squash, turnips, yu choi and zucchini.
Occasional vendors Coastal Vineyards, Seasoned and Spiced, Sugar + Grain and Wild Acre Inns joins the market’s regulars.
The food truck this week is Jamaica Mi Hungry. Try the curry goat.
In the Events Tent:
• 2 p.m. Music on the Hill Chambers Players: Students from the Powers Music School will be playing a variety of classical, pop, and Irish fiddle tunes on the violin, viola, and cello. This year, Powers celebrates its 50th anniversary of teaching music to Belmont and the surrounding area.
• 3 p.m. Magic with Ryan Lally: Come see one of the best young magicians in Boston entertain kids and adults alike with his slight of hand.
• 4 p.m. Storytime with Denise Shaver: From the Children’s Department at the Belmont Public Library, Shaver will lead Storytime with stories and songs about farms and food for children of all ages.
• 4:30 p.m. Music by Nick Zaino: Zaino is a Boston-based singer/songwriter with a deep appreciation for the roots of American music.