On the second Thursday in June, the Salem Farmers’ Market will officially kick off its fourteenth season on Derby Square. With over 25 vendors, the market will be held at Derby Square on Front Street in Salem, MA every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. from June 9th through October 13th, 2022.
“The Salem Farmers’ Market has truly become a destination for the community for over a decade now – it’s a gathering place as well as an opportunity to get fresh, local produce and other one-of-a-kind goods,” Salem Main Streets Executive Director Kylie Sullivan said, adding that the market typically draws over 2,000 market-goers weekly. “The pandemic definitely set us back over the last few years, as it did everyone else, and we are so grateful for all our customers and vendors who stuck with us across different locations and necessary adjustments. We are really looking forward to a full season back on Derby Square at the center of the community again.”
For five months every year, the largely volunteer-run market gives residents and tourists alike the opportunity to buy farm-fresh produce, seafood, baked goods, meat, and a variety of other goods. At the heart of the market are established farms like Clark Farm, Long Hill Orchard, and Wally’s Vegetables, with an exciting number of emerging farms, including Rivershed Farm (formerly Merrimack Farm), Griffin Hall Farms, and Sunspell Flora. They are complemented by an array of specialty foods, bakery products, spices, and non-food vendors. Exciting new additions to the 2022 market include Three Gingers Kitchen (jerky), Svenfish (seafood), Wicked Awesome Brownie, R.E. Kimball & Co (jams), Ran Remedy (cold pressed juices), Mei Mei Dumplings, La Frontera Sabrosa (empanadas), Bridges Nepali Cuisine, and O’Brien’s Garden Center (new ownership of longtime market favorite Gibney Gardens), along with many other surprises and additions throughout the season. Every week the market offers live music and representation from different community groups and initiatives.
The market is made possible through the leadership of Salem Main Streets and the Farmers’ Market Committee, as well as the generous contributions of numerous volunteers. We are actively looking for volunteers to help with weekly set up from 1:30 to 3:00, help at the info table between 3:00 and 7:00, and break down help from 6:30 to 7:30. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As in previous years, the market will continue to take EBT through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. In compliance with the City of Salem’s plastic bag ordinance, we encourage attendees to bring their own bags – or buy a tote bag at the market to support our work!
To get the latest updates about the farmers’ market, visit our website at www.salemfarmersmarket.org, or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SalemMAFarmersMarket) or Twitter (@salemfarmersmarket).
About Salem Main Streets
Salem Main Streets’ mission is the continued revitalization of downtown Salem as a vibrant, year-round, retail, dining and cultural destination through business retention, recruitment, and the promotion of the downtown district. SMS provides direct support to downtown businesses and produces numerous community events and initiatives throughout the year, including the Salem Farmers’ Market, Salem Arts Festival, Salem’s So Sweet, and the October Information Booth. SMS operates thanks to the generosity and partnership of the City of Salem and Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Destination Salem, Creative Collective, INSA, and many other local business sponsors and community volunteers.
What is Creative Collective?
Creative Collective is a group of economic development strategists, small business supporters, activation specialists, and believers in the importance of the creative workforce. We foster growth, sustainability, and scalability for small businesses, creative thinkers, organizations, entrepreneurs, and innovators.
Learn more and join Creative Collective at www.creativecollectivema.com/join