Farmers Markets

Local produce, meats, beverages, baked goods, vendors, and crafts offered in more than a dozen towns, indoors and outdoors, in every season. Most also offer live music and many accept EBT/SNAP and WIC.

Ashland Farmers Market

Ashland Farmers Market

125 Front Street, Ashland 01721

Saturdays, June 10 to October 7, 9am–1pm

Fay School Farmers Market

Fay School Farmers Market

25 Middle Road, Southborough 01772

Saturdays, 9am-12pm, September 9-October 28

 

Framingham Village Green Farmers Market

Framingham Village Green Farmers Market

Centre Common, Oak and Edgell Roads, Framingham 01701

Thursdays, June 1 to October 26, 12–5:30pm

Franklin Farmers Market

Franklin Farmers Market

High and Main Streets, Town Common, Franklin 02038

Fridays, June 2 to October 27, 12–6pm

Hopkinton Farmers’ Market

Hopkinton Farmers’ Market

Town Common, Route 135 at Ash Street, Hopkinton 01748

Sundays, June 11 through October 15, 1pm–5pm

Hudson Farmers Market

Hudson Farmers Market

17 Pope Street, Hudson

Tuesdays 3-6pm, June-September

Marlborough Farmers Market Union Common

Marlborough Farmers Market Union Common

54 Main Street, Marlborough 01752

Tuesdays 2:30-6pm, June 6-September 26

Maynard Farmers Market

Maynard Farmers Market

Mill Pond Parking lot/Clock Tower Place, Main St., Maynard 01754

Saturdays, June 24-September 30, 9am-1pm

Featuring farms and specialty vendors with local produce, dairy, poultry, meats, baked goods, coffee, honey, wine, cut flowers and crafts. SNAP/EBT accepted. Live music; children’s, wellness and other special events.

Medway Farmers’ Market

Medway Farmers’ Market

VFW, 123 Holliston Street, Medway  02053

June 15 through October, 4pm–7pm

Milford Farmers’ Market

Milford Farmers’ Market

Stacy Middle School, 66 School Street, Milford 01757

Saturdays, early June 17 to September 2, 9am–1pm

Natick Community Organic Farm

Natick Community Organic Farm

117 Eliot Street, Natick 01760

508-655-2204 

Founded in 1976, NCOF is a nonprofit, certified-organic farm providing productive open space, farm products, and handson education for all ages, year-round. Open every day with no admission fee for visits and purchases.

Natick Farmers’ Market

Natick Farmers’ Market

Spring/Summer: Natick Common, Intersection of Routes 27 & 135, 

Natick Fall/Winter: Common Street Cultural Center, 13 Common St, Natick

Saturdays 9am-1pm

Wayland Farmers Market

Wayland Farmers Market

Russell's Garden Center, 397 Boston Post Road, Wayland 01778

Summer/Fall: Wednesdays, June 28 through October 11, 12–5pm

Winter: Saturdays, January 7 -March 11, 10am-2pm

Wellesley Farmers Market

Wellesley Farmers Market

309 Washington Street, Wellesley 02481

Saturdays, early June 3 to October 15, 9am– 1pm

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Westborough Farmers Market

Westborough Farmers Market

57 West Main Street, Westborough 01581

Thursdays, June 1 though September 28, 2–6pm

Food & Drink

Food & Drink - Heritage

Community Spotlight: Ashland

The Town of Ashland bustles year ‘round, but spring is an especially energetic season as the town’s cultural and business initiatives roll out.  Although primarily residential, the town integrates small businesses as well as cutting-edge tech corporations into its community initiatives.

 

New England History

Centuries ago, Ashland was a stopping point on a major Indian trail which later became known as the Bay Path, connecting Cambridge and Connecticut. It was here that a community of Natick Indians was established as the Village of Magunkaquog in about 1659. The town is also known as the site of Henry Warren's invention of the electric clock, later manufactured here under the Telechron name. Today, the high school’s teams are the Clockers.

 

Corner Spot

Indicative of the energetic business community emerging in this town, the Corner Spot was developed in early 2017--through individual donations—as a place for new businesses to debut for one to six weeks. Opening in June of 2017, this innovative example of community placemaking will offer a rotation of new enterprises, as well as a restful spot for simply hanging out.

 

Farmers Market

One of the region’s most robust farmers’ markets offers special themes—such as Dog Day --each Saturday morning (June 10-October 7) as well as live music, non-food vendors, and family activities in the park at 125 Front Street. On special weekends throughout the rest of the year, the Farmers Market pops up indoors to offer Pre-Thanksgiving and Mid-Winter Markets.

 

Special community events

Long a home to annual community events and festivals, such as Ashland Day in September, the town now offers more programming through Arts!Ashland Alliance. Through arts and culture programming, the group also works to cultivate the economic vitality of the community. Its signature event is the Dragon Fly Festival, held mid-August.  Other cultural offerings come from the Friends of the Ashland Library, which offers speakers and documentary film evenings.

 

Dining

Pockets of great cuisine are spread throughout this community of 18,000, including along Routes 126 and 135, as well as downtown sidestreets. The gourmet Oregon Club, a former speakeasy, is tucked among residences in east Ashland.  In downtown, Stone’s Public House (circa 1832) boasts a ghostly history and modern hearty pub fare. New Mexican and Asian eateries have debuted in recent years as well.

 

Recreation & Sports

To commemorate the site of the original Boston Marathon Start Line, Ashland now boasts Marathon Park., which is now the site of the start line of the semi-annual Marathon Park Prep, a half-marathon favored by runners eager to experience a large portion of the Boston Marathon’s April route.

There’s plenty of recreation for those inclined to relax. The 470-acre Ashland State Park offers swimming, picnic areas, boating, fishing, and hiking/biking trails. The Bay Circuit Trail connects Ashland to 34 other communities. The public schools’ new turf fields are the site of regional sports competitions.