Enjoy summer bounty at local farmers markets



Some of the produce available at the Shrewsbury Farmers Market





The Maynard Farmers Market is held Saturdays, June 25-Oct. 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mill Pond parking lot, Clock Tower Place, Main Street. This market features produce, dairy, meats, baked goods, honey and cut flowers. The market also offers educational and cultural events and information about the town’s civic groups. Free parking. Rain or shine. For more information, visit www.maynardfarmersmarket.com.



This market features more than just fresh local food. Vendors of crafts, baby clothing, jewelry, scarves, baskets and glass will be featured, as well as lobsters and seafood. The market takes place every Thursday 3 to 7 p.m. from June 9 to Oct. 13 at Derby Square, Front Street. For more information, visit http://salemfarmersmarket.org/?from=FarmersMarketOnline.



The Pepperell Agricultural Board along with the Prescott Grange started the Pepperell Farmers’ Market in 2007 as a place for local farms and farmers to sell their wares. The usual fare of farms, craftspeople, artists and food, also comes with displays of art and handmade gifts. The market is held Saturdays, June 11 to Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pepperell Town Field. For more information, visit www.pepperellfarmersmarket.com.



In addition to the fresh food you’d expect to find, the Lexington’s market offers live entertainment and artisan craft vendors. The market is held Tuesdays, May 31 to Oct. 25, from 2-6:30 p.m. at the corner of Woburn Street and Massachusetts Avenue. For more information, visit www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.org.



In the fall of 2013, the town of Shrewsbury passed a bylaw allowing farmers markets for the first time in Shrewsbury. Shortly after, Shrewsbury Farmers Market, LLC was formed and began the process of planning the first farmers market in Shrewsbury history. The market currently hosts over a 25 vendors and is being held at Ski Ward Ski Area, 1000 Main St. The market is open every Wednesday from June 17 – Sept. 30 and operates from 2-6:30 p.m.



The Grafton Farmers Market is moving to Wednesdays, June 29 through Oct. 12, from 2-6 p.m. on the Grafton Common. There will be over 20 vendors this year, including local food trucks, a new addition to the market. It will also feature live music and a variety of activities for families.  For more information, visit www.graftonfarmersmarket.com or call 617-838-9561.



The sixth season of the Westborough Farmers’ Market opened June 2 and will continue Thursdays through Sept. 29 from 2 – 6 p.m. on the front lawn of the Congregational Church, 57 W. Main St. Rain or shine. The market will feature vendors selling farm fresh produce, local maple syrup, honey, artisan cheeses, wine, baked goods and more. There will be several new local farms and artisans, as well as a free kids’ craft table and weekly live music. For more information, visit http://eatfresh01581.com.


For more farmers markets listings, visit www.visit-massachusetts.com/state/farmers-markets.