Summer Harvest at Belmont’s Farmers Market

While the next week around Belmont will feel like early fall, the calendar says it’s still summer for one more month. And on this market day, the summer crop harvest will be on display at the Belmont Farmers Market today, Thursday, Aug. 21.

What’s ripe? Basil, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, chard, cilantro, collards, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, green beans, kale, mint, nectarines, onions, parsley, peaches, peppers, pumpkin greens, radishes, scallions, squash blossoms, summer squash, tomatoes, turnips, yu choi and zucchini.

The Belmont Farmers Market is open from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Belmont Municipal Parking Lot at the corner of Channing Road and Cross Street behind the Belmont Center shopping district.

This week, guest vendors are Sugar + Grain and Westport Rivers Winery. For a list of weekly vendors, visit the market’s Web site.

This Week’s Food Truck: Jamaica Mi Hungry, starting at 3 p.m. Do yourself a favor and get the curry goat. Someone asked why the bones haven’t been taken out of the meat; the reason is that you’re suppose to suck out the marrow from the bones.

In the Events Tent
• The original music of Coco and Lafe from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Critically acclaimed, award-winning songwriters Coco and Lafe have been touring cross country for seven years, performing more than 500 gigs in 34 states. Their last CD, “Big Band,” was in the top ten for four months last year on the national Roots Music Report. We are lucky to have them back in Belmont once again.

• The Belmont Public Library sponsors storytime for preschool and older children. Deborah Borsuk reads from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Belmont Food Pantry
Bring non-perishable items each week to the Market tent. The Market has supported the Pantry with nonperishable food collection over the years, along with donations of fresh produce from the Market’s community garden project.

SNAP Payments

The market accepts and doubles SNAP benefits (formerly called Food Stamps) up to an extra $25 per Market day while matching funds last. Your donations to our parent organization, the Belmont Food Collaborative (, help with programs like this. You can donate securely on the web site, or mail a check to PO Box 387, Belmont, MA 02478. We appreciate your support!

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