Penultimate Market Day of Season Today, Thursday

Photo: Market Day in Belmont

It’s your next to last chance to shop at Belmont’s freshest market as the penultimate Farmers Market Day of the 2016 season takes places this afternoon, Thursday, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

And his mid-fall market includes pumpkins that can be used for pie filling, seeds or Jack-o-lanterns, gourds, potatoes and loads of apples.

Occasional vendors Chrissy’s Crumble, Turtle Creek Winery, Underwood Greenhouses, Valicenti Organico, and Warren Farm and Sugarhouse will be at the market today.

Schedule of Events
2 p.m.: Tasting by The Vintage Tea and Cake Company
4 p.m.: Storytime with the staff of the Belmont Public Library
4:30 p.m.: Music by The Hoot Owls

The market is located in the rear parking lot behind Belmont Center on Claflin Street.

Musical Market Day With Passports for Kids At Belmont Farmers Market

Market Day in Belmont will be filled with music as three acts will perform at the Belmont Farmers Market today, Thursday, July 28.
The market is located behind Belmont Center in the Municipal Parking Lot adjacent Cross and Channing. The market is open from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Also, vendors and market staff will be handing out “Passports for Produce,” a month-long activity for kids of all ages, to encourage trying new foods. The program will conclude on Aug. 25, with a day filled with kids activities including a scavenger hunt, cooking contest, prizes for completing the passport and more.
This week, sweet corn and fresh greens are in season as are peaches with tomatoes rounding out the produce harvest. 
Come check out our new fish vendor: Red’s Best Seafood!

Weekly Vendors

Red’s Best Seafood, Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery, Dick’s Market Garden, Stillman Quality Meats, Boston Smoked Fish Co., Goodies Homemade, Sfolia Baking Company, Hutchins Farm, Kimball Fruit Farm, Foxboro Cheese Co., Flats Mentor Farm, Nicewicz Family Farm, Couët Farm and Fromagerie
Monthly and Occasional Vendors
Turtle Creek Winery, Warren Farm & Sugarhouse, Belmont Acres Farm, True Grounds Coffee House.
Community Table
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: State Senator Will Brownsberger
Schedule of Events
2 p.m.: Solomon Murungu – Belmont’s own Murungu will share the history of the mbira from his native Zimbabwe and demonstrate how to play this unique instrument made of wood with staggered metal keys.
4 p.m.: Story Time – Enjoy stories and songs about food and farms, an event for “children of all ages” sponsored by the Belmont Public Library.
4:30 p.m.: Liberty Bones – A nonet brass ensemble composed of semi-amateur trombonists from Belmont and other nearby towns.  
5:30 p.m.: Mystic String Quartet – Made up of members of the Arlington Philharmonic, the quartet is composed of Marianne Brown and Chandreyee Das on violin, Benjamin Miller on viola, and Peg McGirr on cello. 

Final Month for Farmers Market Brings Autumn Harvest

Photo: Radishes. 

October is the final month of the Belmont Farmers Market year, and fall crops are abundant. Shoppers will find collard greens, winter squash, radishes, and a wide variety of apples. The lingering warm weather will keep summer favorites available, such as corn and summer squash.
Over in the events tent, Market favorite magician Ryan Lally will entertain adults and children.
The Belmont Farmers Market is open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays until the final week of October. The market is located in the municipal parking lot at the intersection of Cross Street and Channing Road in Belmont Center.

Schedule of Events

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Tasting by Tony G’s Barbecue
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Magic by Ryan Lally
4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Storytime
4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Yoga for Kids by Groundwork Yoga + Wellness
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Music with Joe Zarro

Monthly and Occasional Vendors
  • Coastal Vineyards
  • Couët Farm and Fromagerie
  • Seta’s Mediterranean Food
  • Soup N’ Spoon
  • Valicenti Pasta Farm

Weekly Vendors

Boston Smoked Fish Co., C&C Lobsters and Fish, Dick’s Market Garden Farm, Flats Mentor Farm, Foxboro Cheese Co., Gaouette Farm, Goodies Homemade, Hutchins Farm, Kimball Fruit Farm, Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery, Nicewicz Family Farm, Sfolia Baking Company and Stillman Quality Meats.