Cape Ann Farmers Market (CAFM) ~ Gloucester, MA

Cape Ann Farmers Market (CAFM) ~ Gloucester, MA

Cape Ann Farmers Market - Stage Fort Park (map)

Feeding Cape Ann since 2006. CAFM starts June 7th and runs through October 11th. Kim Gregory | Pure Pastry will be starting the CAFM on June 7th and ending on August 30th.

Every Thursday from 3:00P to 6:30P  located at Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA

Cape Ann Farmers Market is a lively and thriving community market that takes place!
CAFM is an award winning not for profit market heading into its 12th year . CAFM has over 40 vendors, live music, education, children's activities and more!

CAFM is committed to providing high quality food to all, regardless of income. Our market accepts SNAP/EBT, HIP, WIC and Senior Farmers Market Coupons.

CAFM supports small local farmers, fisherman, and food producers which in turn helps to strengthen the local economy. CAFM partners with local non-profits to provide community outreach and education.

Buying local produce at CAFM helps support and conserve over 500 acres of local, productive farmland that is cultivated by their vendors.

Melrose Farmers' Market

Melrose Farmers' Market

Melrose Farmers' Market - Bowden Park (map)

Melrose Farmers’ Market

Market Goers

Lots of fresh, just-picked, local fruits and veggies!  The market has an average of 800 to 1200 visitors per week, including families, the elderly and SNAP shoppers. Visitors can shop for fresh, in-season vegetables, fruits, meats, fish, bread, and food grown and produced by Massachusetts farms, bakeries, and other food producers. Each market features live music from 4 to 6 p.m. and cooking demonstrations. Each week the market also holds fun, family events such as, baby animals, Ask a Master Gardener, Free Bike checks and Yoga in the Park – see our Events page for full details

Young visitors are invited to join Club Sprouts. Members are asked to answer a clue of the day, taste the featured fruit or vegetable and earn a stamp in their Club Sprouts passport. Five stamps wins a prize.

When & Where: Thursdays, from 2 to 7 p.m., beginning in June and ending in October. Hours adjust in September with the waning light.

Bowden Park at the junction of West Emerson, and Vinton Streets, adjacent to the Cedar Park Commuter Rail stop.

Free Parking

  • Commuter Rail lot, along Cedar Park
  • Trinity Church parking lot, diagonally across from the market
  • Street parking on Tremont Street and the park side of West Emerson Street
  • Neighboring streets, but be courteous of driveways and mind the hydrants

We encourage walking or biking to this neighborhood park.

Market Money : When you come to the farmers market, you can use cash, credit cards, debit cards, SNAP cards, Shop Melrose gift checks, WIC coupons, and Senior Farmers’ Market Coupons.

The mission of the Melrose Farmers’ Market, a non-profit organization, is to provide all Melrose-area residents with the opportunity to buy and learn about nutritious, locally grown and produced foods.  The Market promotes local farms, organizations and businesses and builds community while contributing to a sustainable future.

From June through October,  the Market provides fresh, in-season vegetables, fruits, meats, fish, bread, and food grown and produced by Massachusetts farms, bakeries, and other food producers.  The Market also sponsors  ‘pop-up’ markets in the off-season.

In 1994,  Sally Frank pioneered the idea of providing locally produced food to Melrose residents when she organized delivery of fresh vegetables to the City Hall parking lot. A grateful community responded, and the Melrose Farmers’ Market was born. From those early beginnings, the Market has expanded to the community institution it is today.

Visit Melrose Farmers' Market's website for additional information at:  https://melrosefarmersmarket.org/

50th Annual Strawberry Festival - Topsfield, MA

50th Annual Strawberry Festival - Topsfield, MA

Topsfield Historical Society (map)

Saturday, June 9, from 10A to 4P located on the picturesque Topsfield Town Common in beautiful Topsfield, Massachusetts

Free Admission and Plenty of Free Parking!  Sponsored by the Topsfield Historical Society

Family Fun for Everyone!   Food & Music & Children's Games & Capen House Tours  Over 60 Fine Artisans!  Art - Glass - Pottery  Jewelry - Clothing  Woodwork - Specialty Items

http://www.topsfieldhistory.org/strawberry/

Wenham Museum's ~ Fairy Festiva

Wenham Museum's ~ Fairy Festiva

Wenham Museum (map)

WENHAM MUSEUM FAIRY FESTIVAL

Saturday, June 16, 2018
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Rain or Shine
Fair included with Museum Admission

Free Admission for Members

Join The Wenham Museum for their annual celebration of nature and woodland magic as they welcome spring to the museum! This day of activities will send your little elves and fairies alight as they explore our fairy garden and create their own treasures to take home.

Bring a picnic lunch to eat at our enchanted toadstool tables and grab a cookie AND ice cream for dessert from food vendors,  Kim Gregory | Pure Pastry or Street Treats.

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Activities and crafts will run all day, as well as:

face painting – food vendors – artisan crafters- and fairy portraits by Tracey Westgate

11:00 AM: Dance along to music by Karen K & the Jitterbugs

12:30 – 3:00 PM: Music and Movement with Jape Payette of Japescape Productions

http://www.wenhammuseum.org/fairs/

Farther's Day Bluegrass Bash - The Stevens-Coolidge Place

Farther's Day Bluegrass Bash - The Stevens-Coolidge Place

The Stevens-Coolidge Place (map)

Beer, bluegrass and baked goods in the garden, a perfect recipe for Father’s Day!
Get outside with your family this Father’s Day and celebrate Dad at the Father’s Day Bluegrass Bash at The Stevens-Coolidge Place. Americana and Bluegrass band Railroad House will be rocking out for all to enjoy from 5-7PM. The Ipswich Ale Beer Truck will be on site to indulge in some Father’s Day drinks. Classic summer selections like BBQ, coleslaw and watermelon from Bell Tower Café and sweet treats from Kim Gregory | Pure Pastry will also be available for purchase to complete the perfect Father’s Day experience. Lawn games will be set up around the grounds, such as bocce, badminton and bean bag toss. Bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets and make this the best Father’s Day ever!

About the band: Railroad House is a six piece band featuring lush 2, 3, and 4 part vocal harmony and playing a diverse blend of Americana music, from straight ahead Bluegrass to Western Swing, and beyond! Maybe you've seen them perform at The Bolton Fair, Deerfield Fair, or the Ossippee Music Festival, but either way you won’t want to miss this performance in the gardens.

http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/stevens-coolidge-place.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

Lexington Farmers' Market

Lexington Farmers' Market

Lexington Farmers' Market (map)

Come join us on Tuesdays in Lexington! 

Kim Gregory | Pure Pastry will be attending this beautiful farmers' market every other Tuesday beginning June 19th

Our Market Dates are: 

June 19  ;   July 3rd, July 17th, July 31  ;  August 14, August 28  ;  September 11, September 25  ;  October 9, October 23

2018 Lexington Farmers' Summer Market is where food is locally grown, locally sources, locally produced in Lexington & Beyond!

The LFM is every Tuesday beginning on May 29th through October 30th from 2:00 – 6:30 pm
(closing at 6:00 pm in October) at the Corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Fletcher Avenue, Lexington

The LFM accepts SNAP and Farmers’ Market Coupons including WIC & Senior FMNP. Double your SNAP dollars up to $15/week. Stop by the LFM managers’ table for more information.

Please consider supporting LFM's SNAP Program. Donations can be made online at anytime or by check/cash at the LFM.  Please visit LFM's SNAP page for more information on LFM's SNAP Program and why your donation matters.

http://www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.org/about-us/our-mission/

Summer Picnic Concert - The Stevens-Coolidge Place

Summer Picnic Concert - The Stevens-Coolidge Place

The Stevens-Coolidge Place (map)

Come enjoy a Saturday night of music, food, drinks and fun at The Stevens-Coolidge Place! Bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket and settle in for a wonderful summer evening with family and friends. Grab a drink from our beer and wine truck, grab food and dessert from the food trucks, explore the gardens, and play lawn games that will be set up around the grounds. But, above all, make sure you are ready to dance because this year’s Summer Picnic Concert features the funky stylings of Mother Ton. The 9-piece Mother Ton is tough to put a label on. It's an old school big band with killer vocals, funky horns, and a whole lotta rock and roll mixed in. You'll hear everything from Robert Plant mixing with P-Funk, to Mike Gordon crossed with The Roots, and Herbie Hancock blending with Hendrix. Pull all these genres together and Mother Ton gives you some high-energy heavy funk that keeps you dancing all night.

Beer: Navigation Brewing Co. of Lowell, MA  Bringing you handcrafted quality ales from a constantly rotating selection to ensure only the freshest beers find their way into your glass.

Sweets: Kim Gregory | Pure Pastry of Beverly, MA   Delicious organic offerings with naturally gluten free and dairy free options. Pure Pastry is Pure Love!

Lunch: Town Market of Andover, MA  Serving up locally-sourced, scratch-made favorites. Life is too short to eat bad food!

http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/stevens-coolidge-place.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

Wenham Museum's ~ Military History Day

Wenham Museum's ~ Military History Day

The Patton Homestead (map)

Saturday, July 14, 2018 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Patton Homestead and Archives  ~ The Home of General George S. Patton and Major General George S. Patton  ~ 650 Asbury Street, Hamilton, MA

General Admission Free for everyone!  * *  The $15 guided archive tours ON SALE in JUNE * *

The Wenham Museum has lots planned for this event: Military re-enactors, demonstrations, memorabilia, military vehicles and equipment displays!

Special "Thank You's" to the Town of Hamilton for permitting the Wenham Museum to use this historic property for Military History Day. Thank you also to Joanne Holbrook Patton, Green Meadows Farm, and the Homestead and Archive staff for your collaboration!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:   10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Meet Military Re-enactors! Engage with a group of passionate history enthusiasts about a number of famed military conflicts.

TICKETS FOR THE PATTON HOMESTEAD ARCHIVE TOURS WILL BE ON SALE IN JUNE. Each tour is $15 per person, approximately 30 minutes and limited to 15 people per tour. Strollers, photography, and video are not permitted within the Patton Archives.

3 p.m.: Event Concludes. On your way home, visit Green Meadows Farm next door to the Homestead or the Wenham Museum.

PARKING:  Handicapped parking is available on the Homestead property. All other visitors should park across the street from the Homestead in the field adjacent to the tennis courts. A police detail will be present at the parking lot entrance to ensure safe street crossing.

RESTROOMS:  Portable restrooms will be available outside the Homestead property. A Family Restroom is available inside the Homestead.

WENHAM MUSEUM FAMILY FESTIVAL & SUMMER FAIR

WENHAM MUSEUM FAMILY FESTIVAL & SUMMER FAIR

Wenham Museum (map)

Mark your calendars because we're looking forward to seeing You at the

WENHAM MUSEUM's FAMILY FESTIVAL & SUMMER FAIR

Saturday, August 25, 2018                10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Rain Date: Sunday, August 26, 2018

FREE Admission to the Fair

Guaranteed fun for everyone with over 60 vendors & artisans…lawn games and children’s Activities…face painting….petting zoo … The Music Man… live music from Time and Again singing ‘decades of hits’… free tours of the historic Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House.. open houses at the Wenham Fire Department & Wenham Town Hall… and FREE admission to the Wenham Museum!

Food trucks and craft beer.

One of the North Shore’s finest craft fairs featuring the region’s best artisans offering unique hand crafted items, family activities, and the free entry to the museum galleries.

Please contact Hillary Holmes, Shop Manager & Artisan Coordinator, via e-mail or by phone at (978) 468-2377, ext. 110 with questions. http://www.wenhammuseum.org/fairs/