• Melrose Farmers' Market - Bowden Park (map)
  • West Emerson Street
  • Melrose, MA, 02176
  • United States

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/