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Posted on: June 7, 2017

2017 Framingham Farmer's Market Opens for Season on June 8th

20+ Vendors Offer Locally Grown Produce and Crafted Goods

The 2017 Framingham Farmer’s Market opens for the season on Thursday, June 8 at 12 noon on the Framingham Town Common on Edgell Road in Framingham Centre. The market is held weekly on Thursdays from 12 noon to 5:30 p.m., rain or shine, through October 26. Opening day will feature music by Always in Season.

This year, more than 20 local vendors will offer produce, meat, fish, baked goods, lemonade, clothing, jewelry, hand-crafted items, beauty products, and professional healthcare, nutrition, dental and energy consultation. More vendors may be added as the season progresses.

Vendors include Hanson’s Farm, Silvia’s Farm, Flats Mentor Farm, Framingham Community Farm, Velma’s Kettle Corn, Captain Marden’s Seafood, Great Harvest Baking Co., Shamrock Hives Farm, When Life Gives You Lemons, OMG! Bagels, Everything Jalapeno and Not, Pony Shack Cider, Full Circle Arts, Jennifer’s Handmade Soap, LuLaRoe Clothing, Brookfield Candle, True Happiness Designs Jewelry, Elzire’s Acre Goat Milk Soap, Artist Dave Gayman, Atlantis Dental, Cultivate Nutrition Consulting, Sun Run Home Solar, Direct Energy Solar, Palmetto Energy and Skyline Solar.

 

Farmers

Flats Mentor Farm – various herbs and delicious greens

Framingham Community Farm – potted plants and herbs, flowers, farm-themed merchandise

Hanson’s Farm – a wonderful variety of veggies, herbs, flowers and plants grown sustainably; located on 20 Nixon Rd. in Framingham

Shamrock Hives Farm – pasture-raised meats and poultry; sausages, chicken, beef, farm fresh eggs and local honey

Silvia’s Farm – a great assortment of greenhouse and field veggies, melons, peaches and apples

BAKERS

Great Harvest Bread Co. - Breads hand crafted from scratch daily and brought to market freshly baked. Many products feature fresh milled whole wheat flour.

OMG! Bagels – a delicious variety of NY style bagels

 

Seafood

Captain Marden’s Seafood – Fresh fish including haddock, lobster, scallops, shrimp, prepared foods. Pre-orders welcome, please email fishpickup@captainmardens.com or call 781-329-6923.


Prepard Foods

Everything Jalapeno and Not – everything hot or not is made from scratch with no artificial ingredients; wide assortment of pickles, jams and relishes

Pony Shack Cider – small batch, artisanal hard cider brewed from locally sourced ingredients

Velma’s Kettle Corn - kettle corn popped fresh at the market; slightly sweet, slightly salty, totally awesome

When Life Gives You Lemons – delicious fresh squeezed lemonade made to order with your choice of flavors and sweeteners


Handcrafted Arts, Beauty Products and Clothing

Brookfield Candle Company – hand-poured primitive candles naturally scented and clean-burning

Dave Gayman – watercolor artist.

Elzire’s Acre Goat Milk Soap – goat milk soap made from organically fed dairy goats, available year round.

Full Circle Arts – Eco-friendly crafts and artwork made and sold by adults with disabilities

Jennifer’s Handmade Soap – handcrafted soaps and bath products made from natural oils and glycerin; chemical-free

Lularoe Clothing – “simply comfortable” clothing at affordable prices

True Happiness Designs Jewelry – simple, effortless, classic designs inspired by the beach


Health and Wellness 

Atlantis Dental – preventive and minimally-invasive dentistry in a state-of-the-art practice

Cultivate Nutrition Consulting – local practice specializing in celiac disease, IBD, IBS, SIBO, weight management, and pediatric nutrition


Energy Consultants

Direct Energy Solar – home solar installation, maintenance, support and monitoring

Palmetto Energy – energy efficient solar power for home energy solutions

Skyline Solar – full-service solar power consulting, installation and service

SunRun Solar – home solar installation and service


Participating farm vendors at the Framingham Farmer’s Market accept Massachusetts Farmers’ Market coupons from eligible seniors and participants in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. All vendors accept cash and “market bucks” purchased with a credit or debit card from the Market Manager.


This season Hanson’s Farm, 20 Nixon Rd., Framingham is serving as the Framingham Farmer’s Market Manager. Visitors may purchase “market bucks” each Thursday at the Hanson’s Farm tent located on the northwest corner of the market.


For more information or a vendor application, please email Framingham.Farmers.Market@gmail.com or call Hanson’s Farm at 508-877-3058.

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