Written by Emily Roach
It’s almost here. Really. It has been a long time coming but Needham will finally have its own Farmers Market as of this Sunday. It has taken over two years for this to come to reality and I am so excited to help bring this to our community.
The Needham Farmers Market will offer fresh produce, baked goods, locally landed fish, grass-fed beef, artisanal cheeses and much more to our friends and neighbors. Many of our vendors have ties to Needham and we are proud to support them. As many of us strive to buy more local, seasonal foods, visiting a farmers market is an easy first step. Everything the farmers are bringing to the market is grown in our area, either on their farm or a neighbor’s farm. You can expect to see tomatoes from MacArthur Farm, along with seasonal greens, radishes, strawberries, rhubarb and more. The Needham Community Farm will share their early produce. Don’t miss the tea shop under the tent from Gay Grace Teas. We will also be featuring two local artists each week throughout the season.
You are helping to cut down on the time it takes to transport the food by shopping locally. Farmers don’t need to spray preservatives on the produce because there isn’t a long transit time to contend with. There is also less packaging. Remember to bring your reusable bags to the market to further limit the need for plastic bags.
This is a family friendly affair. Bring your kids in the wagon, grab some goods, stop for some ice cream nearby and listen to our musicians playing throughout the afternoon. We expect it will be crowded, but how exciting to have a fun social gathering place for friends on a Sunday afternoon in Needham center.
Parent Talk will be participating as well. Stop by and visit us on Father’s Day weekend at the Needham Farmers Market booth on June 17th. If you would like to get involved, you can learn more about the farmers market by clicking here for the website. You can visit the Calendar section to see who is scheduled to come each week. For volunteer opportunities, please click here.