Farmers Markets

Local produce, meats, beverages, baked goods, products, and crafts offered in more than a dozen towns, indoors and outdoors, in every season and almost every day of the week.

Ashland Farmers Market

Ashland Farmers Market

125 Front Street, Ashland 01721

Saturdays, June 10 to October 14, 9am–1pm

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

Marlborough Farmers Market Union Common

Marlborough Farmers Market Union Common

77 Main Street, Marlborough 01752

Thursdays in July and August, 5pm-8pm

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

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Community Spotlight: Framingham

America’s largest town boasts a population of almost 70,000 residents speaking more than 50 languages and living 20 miles west of Boston in urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods. Along with great neighborhoods, Framingham has extraordinary options for shopping and dining, a vibrant and innovative center for business and industry that hosts a number of world class companies, an expanding hub of cultural and educational opportunity, unmatched road and railway access, and active investment in the Town’s infrastructure.

Higher Education

Framingham boasts excellent higher education opportunities right in our back yard at Framingham State University and Mass Bay Community College, as well as easy access to the world-class institutions in the greater Boston area, including Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Boston University, Boston College, Wellesley, Brandeis, Bentley, Northeastern University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

In addition to continuing education opportunities at Framingham State University and Mass Bay Community College, there are opportunities for arts education through both the Danforth Museum School and the Amazing Things Arts Center Workshops

Recreation
Framingham operates over 200 youth, adult, and family arts and athletic programs on 62 public athletic fields, an indoor pool, a skating rink, and an athletic center. You and your family can also enjoy 52 playgrounds with equipment, 20 public tennis courts including 10 with lights, and three public beaches. You could go boating and picnicking at Farm Pond, skating at Loring Arena, walking through Wittenborg Woods - you’ll run out of weekends before you run out of things to do! 

When completed, the Cochituate Rail Trail will connect Framingham and Natick residents to local schools, offices, shopping, and transportation hubs. The 25-mile Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, which will connect Framingham with Lowell, is in the planning stages, as is the 104-mile long Mass Central Rail Trail, connecting Boston to Western Massachusetts, passing just north of Framingham.

For a list of public beaches in town, go here.

Eat, Drink, Shop
Framingham is one of those unique places that offer just about every shopping opportunity imaginable. Our section of Route 9 / Worcester Road is well-known throughout New England as a mecca for popular retail and restaurant experiences. 

Downtown Framingham boasts over 30 ethnic enterprises, including Asian, Hispanic, Brazilian, and Eastern European shops, cafes, and restaurants. Shoppers looking for alternatives to big box stores and chain restaurants can enjoy Brazilian, Middle Eastern, Indian, and Asian cuisine; imported clothing shops; and attentive service that defines family-owned operations.

The Golden Triangle is located at the MassPike (I-90) Exit #13 roughly in the area bounded by Route 9, Route 30, and Speen Street. This area includes the Natick Mall, the Framingham Mall, and Shoppers World for a comprehensive shopping and dining experience with everything from a grocery store to high-end luxury shops. In between are a wide variety of restaurants at every price-point. 

In addition to the section of Route 9 that forms the border of the Golden Triangle described above, Route 9 extends through Framingham with a large number shopping, dining, and other services serving local and regional customers. This includes hubs of activity at Framingham Centre and the Technology Park area at Mass Pike Exit 12.

Visual and Performing Arts


Arts and culture flourish in Framingham and an abundance of entertainment venues are located throughout the town. The IMAX theater, AMC movie complex, Amazing Things Art Center, and Nevins Hall at the Historic Memorial Building just begin to identify the diversity of experiences offered. Framingham also plays host to a number of regional cultural institutions including the Danforth Museum of Art, the Mazmanian Art Gallery, Garden in the Woods, and the Framingham History Center. 

For more things to do, view the Framingham Calendar of Events.

Performing Arts

Amazing Things Arts Center

Performing Arts Center of MetroWest

 

Visual Arts 
Danforth Museum of Art - Focusing on American art from 18th century to present day, the Danforth Museum of Art is dedicated to showing the very best examples of contemporary art by both emerging and established artists, as well as an exploration of the School of Boston Expressionism. Our compelling exhibitions and permanent collection of over 3,500 works of art offer countless opportunities for all ages to explore a range of media and artistic forms of expression. Our mission strongly supports education: the 400 yearly studio art courses offered in the Museum School, family workshops, and artist lectures offer Museum members and visitors numerous opportunities to learn and create.

Mazmanian Gallery at Framingham State University

Fountain Street Fine Arts is an artist-run, membership based gallery housed in the century old Bancroft Building in Framingham.  Also check out their blog: http://www.fsfaboston.com/growingagallery/ .

Fountain Street Studios located just outside downtown, the Fountain Street Studios is a vibrant artists community that holds frequent strolls and open houses that allow you to come visit and watch the artists at work.

Saxonville Studios, located in the Saxonville area of Framingham, this small but diverse group of artists has been active for more than 20 years.