VisitingNewEngland/Walpole Farmers Market Business Partnership - Local Small Business Stories
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.
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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, at this writing, including lettuce, herbs, summer squash, honey, maple syrup, hanging plants, and other fabulous produce. Also available: homemade dog treats for your pup!
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)...
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 beautiful plants
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
Jim Holmes, a Walpole Public Schools elementary school music
teacher, works the Walpole Schools Garden Project Booth on a July
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, Rich McCarthy, Chairman of the Walpole Council on Aging Board and a member of the Walpole Farmers Market Committee, is selling hot dogs with chips and water.
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!
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"...
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