2017 Market Meeting – open to all!

IMG_3379The Maynard Community Farmers’ Market annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 7th, at Explore Pathways to Wellness (13 Nason St., Maynard) starting at 7 pm. All are welcome. Volunteer opportunities are available in all areas of scheduling, marketing, and publicizing the market.  We also will have information about the paid market manager position as well.  Come find out more about what we do and how YOU can support the Maynard Farmers’ Market.


Thanks for a great 2016 season!

IMG_3483The 2016 season ended months ago, and what a great season it was!  Thanks to all who made it a popular event for the community and profitable one for our vendors.

Now we are gearing up for the 2017 season.  Join us on Sat Feb 4th from 10am-12:30pm (open meeting) to learn more about the Maynard Farmers’ Market.  The market has been open since 1996 and we would like to see it continue for another 20+ years.  Come learn how you can help that happen and support local farmers, vendors, artists and more!  Join us Sat Feb 4th at the Maynard Public Library (77 Nason St, Maynard) in the Roosevelt Room, 10am-12:30pm. All are welcome!  Tell your friends!

More info on our Facebook page!

Celebrate the 2016 season on Sat!

Join us for the last market of the 2016 season this Saturday 9/24/16, 9am to 1pm in the Mill Pond parking lot

This Sat (9/24) we have a great line up of our lovely, weekly vendors:

  • Applefield Farm will have a rainbow variety of vegetables, pumpkins, and squashes 12017443_10156136646430085_1187399116948737459_o.jpgfor your Fall enjoyment.
  • Visit the Cookie Lady Treats, located near the entrance, and pick up a single cookie to enjoy or a package to take home.
  • Nagog Hill will have a colorful variety of fruit and honey for you sweet tooth.
  • The Bake Shoppe, one of our new vendors this year, will have a delicious assortment of baked goods that are as enjoyable to look at as they are to eat.
  • Brigham Farm Stand and Greenhouse will have a variety of vegetables and flowers to pick up and add to your bounty.
  • Balance Rock Farm, located next to the music tent, has freshly laid eggs and locally sourced meat and milk.
  • Smell the fresh-brewed, pour-over coffee offered up by Muddy Water Coffee Roasters too.  Sip on a hot or cold cup as you peruse the market!

14446172_1383504698344967_7268198254120298304_nJoining us this week near The Bake Shoppe, will be Maynard Quail.  These small eggs are delicious to eat and delightful to look upon. We also welcome back Brookfield Candle Co., and the Sudbury Valley Trustees will be at the Community Table. There is a variety of Kids’ events happening too!  Jam Time will be at the market with balloon animals and other events along with Happy Healthy Kids Fitness Studio doing some fun activities to get the kids moving.  The Maynard Family Association will be holding their annual costume sale and swap that benefits Open Table. New to the market this Sat, will be Photography by Brent Mathison, a Maynard artist and part of Artspace and 6 Bridges Gallery.  Come view his stunning selection of photographs available for purchase.

All this and more at our last market of the season in the Mill Pond lot.  Enjoy it all while listening to the Mill Town Rounders who will play from 10am-11:30am. There will be one more date for the market (10/1), but the market will have moved up the street a bit near the CVS, to join and be apart of MaynardFest on Sat 10/1.

Come celebrate the 2016 season with us on Sat 9/24.  Bring a friend, tell a friend.  Enjoy!


Come hoop it up at the market…

IMG_3388“Dan the Hoopman’ will be at the Maynard Farmers’ Market this Sat Sept 17th.  Come try out hoops large and small!  Listen to the music of Vera DeFilippo while you twirl your hips and shop for fresh local food from our vendors.

This week’s periodic vendors will be The Compulsive Baker, Turtle Creek Winery, Nashoba Valley Extracts, and we welcome back Joni’s Cannolis!  Our artisans this week are Reds, and Sunny Knoll Farm Alpacas.  Over at the Kids’ Activity Tent, the  Maynard Family Association will be hosting Storytime throughout the day.  And over at the Community Tent you can learn more about ArtSpace Maynard.

There are only a couple market days remaining in the season.  Make sure you check them out in the Mill Pond parking lot on Main St.  Saturday 9/17, 9am to 1pm!

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Dan the Hoopman
The Bake Shoppe
The Compulsive Baker

At the market this week…

img_2822We welcome back periodic vendors Burro’s Tail Farms Succulent Arrangements and artisans Bead Jewelry Betty Ann Vitale and also Iona Enamel Arts.  Our regular vendors will be present too with lots of great things for you to see, smell, and buy!

This week’s kids’ activity will be led by Meghan Cryan, local 4H leader.  Come learn more about 4H in Maynard and enjoy a project.  4H is open to students in the area in grades K up.  Over at the Community Tent near the entrance you can learn more about the Maynard Community Chest and the work they do in our area.

IMG_2817Shop the market, visit with friends, and enjoy the music of The Hip Swayers. See you Sat Sept 10th, 9am to 1pm in the Mill Pond parking lot on Main St in Maynard!


Only 5 markets remaining!

Join us for our 5th to the last market of the 2016 season, this Saturday September 3rd, from 9am to 1pm in the Mill Pond parking lot. Our regular vendors will be there with a smile on their faces and fresh fruit, produce and treats for you to enjoy!  Come tell them how much you appreciate them and sport your very own “I ♥ Farmers Markets” tattoo.

IMG_2797This week for our artisans, we will have Jennifer’s Handmade Soap, and the fuzzy, furry alpacas (and items made from alpaca fiber) from Sunny Knoll Farm Alpacas.  Our periodic vendors returning this week are: Turtle Creek Winery and The Compulsive Baker.

Music will be performed by two Maynard favorites! The Maynard Jazz Ensemble (9:30-10:30am) – come support these local students and support the market vendors too while you enjoy listening to them play.  Also playing is Seth Wonkka (10:45am-12:45pm), who can also be found as a frequent artist at Serendipity Cafe (who sponsor our music series).

The Maynard Community Gardeners will be at the Community Tent.  Volunteers from this group are in charge of all the lovely planters you see around downtown.  Come find out more about this group and support their efforts. At the Kids’ Tent (sponsored by The Maynard Family Association) you can do yoga with Laura from Revolution Community Yoga.

You can support the market by shopping often, but also try one of more of the following: IMG_3373
1) Purchase something from a vendor you’ve never shopped at before
2) bring a friend or neighbor to the Market
3) write a review on our Facebook and/or Yelp pages
4) Like, comment and/or share one of our Facebook posts to help us increase our reach
5) Pick up some Market magnets to give to people you meet
6) Post about the Market on your social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and use the #MaynardMarket

Give it a try!  Visit us this Sat and every Sat until 10/1, 9am to 1pm, for fresh food and fun all summer long!

Art Day at the Market!

pelicanOn Saturday, August 27th (9am-1pm), join Bruce of Bruce Davidson Art, for Art Day at the Market. Supplies will be provided and Market goers can help paint some furniture that will be used in public locations.

In addition to our weekly vendors, periodic vendor Maynard Quail attends with quail and chicken eggs. Market favorite Sugarcoma entertains at the Music tent,  Artisans are Maynard-based JaiBoh Handmade Goods and Meghan’s Custom YarnRevolution Community Yoga is at the Wellness Tent. Community Groups are MayDOG and Neighborhood Brigade. The staff from SmARTroom will be doing an activity with the kids.

The Market runs Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1pm, rain or shine, in the Mill Pond parking lot on Main Street (rte. 62) in Maynard. For the latest schedule updates, visit www.Facebook.com/MaynardFarmersMarket

Book Sale Saturday 8/20!

1077412_10154545709375085_3102614565178928349_oThe Friends of the Maynard Public Library will be  holding their Summer Book Sale at the market this Saturday 8/20, 9am to 1pm. There will be books for kids and great beach books and other summer reading for adults too. Stop by, say hello, and pick-up some books for your late summer vacation or in preparation for the winter ahead. All books $2 and under–such a bargain!

Every summer Mr. Mark, the children’s librarian, holds one of his famed Storytimes at the Farmers’ Market.  This Saturday is the day!  The fun starts at 9:00am sharp and will almost certainly include a parade!

Also at the market this week you can find music performed by the Maynard Jazz Ensemble from 9:30am-10:30am!  Come down to listen to these talented students play while shopping with our local vendors. We also will have local favorite The KEITH JACQUES Experience performing from 11:15a-12:45p.

IMG_3213In addition to our weekly vendors, returning to the market this week will be Morning Salute Food Truck, Turtle Creek Winery, The Compulsive Baker, Nashoba Valley Extracts, and our newest addition The Bake Shoppe. Our artisans this week are Brookfield Candle Company and Sue Dill Art Glass.

All this and more at the market on Saturday August 20th, 9am to 1pm in the Mill Pond parking lot on Main St in Maynard.  Tell a friend, bring a friend, and enjoy!


The Bake Shoppe‘s menu for this Saturday 8/20: 4 cookie types (chocolate chip, not-your-average oatmeal, chocolate crinkle & peanut butter); lemon blueberry muffin; 2 cakes (sold by the slice): chocolate rose & lemon bundt. And mini fruit tarts & 1 full-size pie.

The Compulsive Baker‘s menu for this Saturday 8/20: scones (cinnamon and probably raisin), maple walnut muffins, blueberry banana oat muffins, and at least one type of vegan muffin. Also bread: baguettes, sourdough, probably pulla/nisu, coffee cake, and swirl breads.



At the market this week…

Come on down to visit the Maynard Farmers’ Market on Saturday August 13th, 9am to 1pm, in the Mill Pond parking lot on Main St in the Mill & Main complex.

IMG_2809Our artisans this week will be Linda Cullen of Crafty Stampin, and Betsi Mandrioli with her cards. Visit the Maynard Medical Reserve Corps at  the Wellness Tent and learn more about the organization Open Table a the Community Table.

The Assabet Village Co-op Market will also be at the market this week.  Find out where they are in their progress to bring a locally sources and owned grocery store to the area.  In the Kids’ Tent –  UPDATE: Cancelled -the folks from Charmed come to help make Faerie Houses – Cancelled.  However, we will still have bubbles, sidewalk chalk and maybe a bring your own sticks and rocks (or collect them from the shore) to make your own nature creations near the bushes by the pond.

IMG_3241Shop our vendors to stock up for the week! At the market this week will be Applefield Farm, Balance Rock Farm, Brigham Farm, Cookie Lady Treats, Muddy Water Coffee Roasters, Nagog Hill Farm, Yankee Pickles, and Maynard Quail.  Listen to Vira DeFilippo  from 9:30a-12:30p in the Serendipity sponsored music tent while you shop. 

Meet up with old friends, or make some new – bring some friends with you too!  Join us Saturday 8/13 for fresh food and fun all summer long!

Update: New Vendor!

10887193_370548519790771_7024868123238318561_oWe are excited to announce that Ariana of The Bake Shoppe, will be joining us for the remainder of the market season (except 9/3). Ariana bakes in her kitchen right here in Maynard, and will be bringing to the market this Saturday lemon blueberry muffins, banana muffins, personal-size nectarine berry tarts (& one full-size pie), chocolate chip cookies, chocolate crinkles cookies, not-your-average oatmeal cookies, and a chocolate bundt cake sold by the slice.  Stop by and check out our newest vendor!

Visit Sat 8/6 …

13558661_10157201361070085_5022092224411513079_oMusic this week will be performed by two local artists! We welcome back Jahnu from 9am-10:30am, followed by Eric Zeller from 10:45a-12:45p!

Returning this week will be the food truck, Morning Salute, as well as market favorite The Compulsive Baker.  Also at the market this week will be Turtle Creek Winery and our 2 artisans are Jennifer’s Handmade Soap & Iona Enamel Arts

Come to the Kids’ Tent to hear Storytime from Bobbie Hill  reading her own book Turtle Turtle Olympics cover 1Olympics about 11am.  At the Wellness Tent will be Murali Yoga and learn more about the Fans of Film @ Fine Arts Theatre & Maynard Cultural Council and Maynard Education Foundation who will all have representatives at the market on Sat Aug 6th. And of course all our regular vendors who you love and enjoy.

Come visit Sat 8/6 9am to 1pm in the Mill Pond parking lot on Main St in Maynard.