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The Special Feeling of Shopping Local at the Walpole Farmers Market in Walpole, Massachusetts

Article and photos (unless otherwise noted) by Eric Hurwitz

Walpole Farmers Market Walpole, Massachusetts

Walpole Farmers Market, Walpole, Massachusetts.

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The Walpole Farmers Market possesses all the earmarks of a classic New England farmers market: locally-owned farms and businesses selling fresh fruits, vegetables and other goods, friendly small town ambiance, and an idyllic location. Also, as the ultimate expression of community involvement, they have a key partnership with the local public schools (more on that shortly).

Located by a meandering brook and quaint pedestrian bridge at Spring Brook Park with plenty of shade and green space in downtown Walpole, the Walpole Farmers Market takes place every Saturday during the warmer weather season from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carol Johnson, head coordinator for the Walpole Farmers Market, is a lifelong Walpole resident who deeply cares about her town -- that community spirit shows in her connection with the local vendors, her Walpole neighbors and new customers who have been showing up in greater numbers than previous years. The offerings are quite impressive...

Produce, plants from Walpole Farmers Market, Walpole, Massachusetts
Produce, plants from the Walpole Farmers Market. Photo credit:
Walpole Farmers Market Facebook fan page.

Fairmount Fruit Farm, a long-time local landmark in Franklin, offers some great fruits and veggies (pictured above), eggs, jams and jellies (pictured below)...

Jams from Fairmount Farm at the Walpole Farmers Market in Walpole, Massachusetts
Jellies from Fairmount Fruit Farm.

Four Acre Farm and Firefly Meadow (the vegetable division of Four Acre Farm), of Norfolk, also sells outstanding farm fresh foods. Pioneer Farm, one of the great south-of-boston "hidden gem" farms in Walpole, offers fabulous plants and herbs.

Greens from Firefly Meadows at the Walpole Farmers Market in Walpole, Massachusetts
Greens from Firefly Meadow at the Walpole Farmers Market.

The Walpole Public Schools have a wonderful gardens project harvested by schools, families and staff and sell some plants and fresh produce at the Walpole Farmers Market. I recently bought some arugula from the Walpole Schools table at the gazebo, and it was the best I ever tasted!

Walpole Schools Garden Project at Walpole Farmers Market, Walpole MA
Jim Holmes, a Walpole Public Schools elementary school music teacher, works the Walpole Schools Garden Project Booth on a July Saturday morning.

You'll also find many other items, depending on the week, including breads, honey from two of the farmers, organic superfoods, salad dressings, and clothing. Additionally, Lawton's Family Farm, in Foxborough, has joined the Walpole Farmers Market with its delicious Foxboro Cheese products. Talk about a farmers market fortified with calcium!

Foxboro cheese at the Walpole Farmers Market, Walpole, Massachusetts
Foxboro Cheese at the Walpole Farmers Market.

The Walpole Farmers Market serves as a great way to support local farmers and other businesses while purchasing the freshest, tastiest fruits and veggies. Additionally downtown Walpole offers a park-like setting with a beautiful town common area, seven full-service restaurants and and 12 places to eat overall, and mom and pop shops that sell gifts, clothing, quilts, new and refinished furniture, hardware items, and knitting yarn all within two blocks. Stop by and see the Walpole Farmers Market and experience the friendly, welcoming downtown Walpole district!

Walpole Farmers Market, Walpole, Massachusetts

The Walpole Farmers Market is located in the Spring Brook Park on East Street (Route 27) near the intersection of Route 1A behind the Walpole Town Hall -- park at the Town Hall and walk over the "bridge to nowhere"...

Bridge to Nowhere at Springbrook Park in Walpole, Mass.

Editor's note: VisitingNewEngland business partnerships started on Jan. 30, 2017, and differ than feature articles previously posted on VisitingNewEngland. Businesses pay a small, one-time fee to have pages like this appear, and first must be accepted by VisitingNewEngland.com editor and publisher, Eric Hurwitz, as a business he approves as part of "real New England travel" to keep the integrity of the site. Businesses that sign up for business partnerships receive priority by receiving more social media exposure and link placement on VisitingNewEngland.com. Contact me if interested in forming a business partnership.


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