In light of the current pandemic, the WFM wants to reach out to our valued shoppers on behalf of our vendors and the Market itself. While the current situation calls for all of us not to spread the virus, it is more important than ever to fulfill our mission to provide access to healthy, fresh affordable food and support local producers and small farms.
That being said, as you may be aware, Farmers’ Markets are considered “essential services” in the State of Massachusetts. Consequently, the Market is moving forward on the assumption that the Market will open as planned on Saturday, June 6th. With guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), and suggestions from our vendors, we are gearing up to meet the needs of our customers.
Best practices that are likely to occur in the Market include (but are not limited to): customer distancing and availability of masks, gloves, and sanitized wipes. Additionally, the possibility of curbside pickup is under discussion.This is a challenging time for everyone and one way to pitch in is to let you know we have several vendors open for business! We’ve compiled a reference guide with up-to-date information about product availability; ordering and payment information; etc. Also included are emails and phone numbers for each vendor, please contact them directly for more information.
Please do your best to stay healthy and stay tuned for more updates. We are so looking forward to seeing you at the 30th season of the Waltham Farmers’ Market.
The popular Waltham Farmers’ Market features over 30 vendors selling locally-grown fruits and vegetables, organic and specialty produce, herbs, cheese, eggs, honey, maple syrup products, beef, pork, chicken, fish, coffee, sauces, baked goods, pasta, juice, flowers, soap, jewelry, bags, handcrafts, and hot lunches to eat at our picnic tables, or carry away.
Free concerts are held on several market days and feature sounds from the Renaissance, pop, folk, R&B, rock, and jazz. Concerts begin at 11.
The market is located in the municipal parking lot at Waltham Government Center, 119 School Street, at the intersection of School & Lexington Streets in Waltham.
The market is held rain or shine and is wheelchair-, bicycle- and stroller-accessible. Leashed pets are welcome. Hours are Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., from June – October.
SNAP/EBT purchases will be matched (doubled) up to $10 per person each week. Licensed HIP EBT sales: Dick's Market Garden. WIC/Senior Coupons: Dick's Market Garden, Heavens Harvest, Sibling Farm, and Spring Brook Farm. Stop by the Info Tent for details.
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LET'S TALK ABOUT FOOD SECURITY
Have you ever worried about having enough food for you and your family?
Since 2011, the Waltham Farmers' Market has increased access to healthy, local food in our community by enabling people to use their SNAP dollars at our market to purchase eligible food products.
We provide a dollar-for-dollar match program, giving up to $10 per EBT card holder, per week. In 2012, the year we began matching SNAP dollars, we doubled approximately $1,000 in SNAP sales. This past season, in 2019, the demand for our matching dollars rose to over $10,000. To fund this program's growing need in Waltham, we're increasing our fundraising efforts.
We need YOU. We invite you to support the SNAP match program at the Waltham Farmers' Market.
Your donation — 100% of it — benefits shoppers and our local farmers, as we are a volunteer-run organization. Waltham Fields Community Farm, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is our fiscal sponsor, allowing deductibility for gifts to the Waltham Farmers’ Market. We will send a receipt if you send a check, or you can print your PayPal receipt if you go that way. To donate please mail your check to: