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Farmer's Market Set to Open at Spence Farm Next Month

Sunday, June 5 marks the start of the Woburn Farmer's Market at Spence Farm.

The wafting smell of newly plucked fruits and vegetables, the buzz of neighbors chatting in the fresh summertime air, a gathering of social and eatable proportions. It's that time of year again, and this year, Woburn will be in the mix.

The Woburn Farmer's Market will open for the first time at Spence Farm (41 Wyman St.) Sunday, June 5 and every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., through October 23.

“If vendors want to stay past October, we will, it all depends on weather,” clarified Woburn Agricultural Committee Chairman and coordinator of the market, Paul Medeiros.

Medeiros explained that an abundance of local vendors from Woburn and other surrounding towns will be at the market regularly throughout the season, each bringing a new food, creation or service to the table.

Some of the fruit and vegetable stands at the June 5 opening market include: Kimball Fruit Farm, Russell Farms and Heimlich's Nurseries. Bakers for opening day will be: Mamadou's Artisan Bakery, The Danish Pastry House and The Biscuit. Two cheese vendors will be alternating weeks at the market—Foxboro Cheese and West River Creamery. Fresh lobster and crab will be provided by Fancy Lobster out of Hull. Home-made hummus will be sold by Samira's Homemade Food and Coutts Specialty Foods will be providing syrups, jellies and the like. Cross-fed beef and pork will be supplied by Lyn-Dell Farm, specialty cuts that are “a lot better tasting than animals fed with processed feds and healthier,” according to Medeiros. Click here for a full run-down of all the vendors at the market.

Not to be over-looked are the crafts workers and other services at the market. There will be a pair of jeweler's, a couple hand-made soap sellers and a candle maker. On The Edge Sharpeners will also be joining the fray June 12.

All this will be accompanied by live folk music, hay rides, a petting zoo and three specialty tents that Medeiros organized to add more local flavor to the market.

“The first tent will be for restaurants that want to set up an area at the market,” explains Medeiros. “The second tent is for local artists, even high school, middle, or elementary school projects. And, the third tent is for a community group that wants to set up and reach out to those at the market.”

Medeiros and the rest of the organizers still want more vendors to join the festivities.

“By the middle of the summer, the market may be a lot more diverse and we are still looking for local companies to get involved,” said Medeiros.

If you are a vendor looking to become apart of the Woburn Farmer's Market in the upcoming weeks, please contact Paul Medeiros through the Spence Farm website by clicking here. To download and print an application form, click here.

Athena May 25, 2011 at 12:13 PM
This is great! I never knew about the woburn farmers market!!! Sounds like they have a great selection of vendors too.. I will be there!
Paul A. Medeiros May 27, 2011 at 02:30 PM
Thanks for the great article on our market and the support given to us with everything we do at the farm property. We are very excited about the market, the property and what it affords the city and area. We hope to see alot of families come out and support the many fine local vendors that we coming throughout the season with some very nice local offerings. We guarantee that there is something for everyone. Thanks again Paul Medeiros Woburn Agricutural Commission
William May 30, 2011 at 03:25 PM
Many families are away for Sunday or the entire weekend. If it was open on any given week day evening (starting at 3PM) I would be willing to bet they would get more shoppers than if it were open all day on Sunday.
Paul A. Medeiros May 31, 2011 at 02:34 AM
William We have met with several markets and many vendors and they all seem to point to the earlier weekend hours as the best for weekend markets for both vendors and families. We happened to choose Sunday because Winchester has one on Saturday. We hope to see you as a participant or shopper. Paul M

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