How can you support your local market? Lots of ways!

1. Shop at the Medford Farmers Market.

Without our community of shoppers and eaters, there would be no Medford Farmers Market! Your dollars support the local farmers and food producers who grow and prepare the fresh, healthy, local food that we—as humans and as a market—need to survive. Come support these good folks who in turn are supporting you!

 

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BUYING LOCAL SUPPORTS YOUR FAMILY—AND YOUR FARMERS’ FAMILIES

 

2. Donate to the Medford Farmers Market.

You can help make a difference in our city’s quality of life, support healthy eating, and help local farmers and food producers to thrive. We would love to count you among our many supporters. Just click the “donate” button below to make your gift online. Want to know where your donation will go? Read about our Produce in a SNAP! program, which doubles low-income shoppers’ spending power, in addition to other initiatives.

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PS: If you prefer to write a check, we gladly accept those, too! Just make your check payable to “Mass Farmers Markets.” (Please note the first word is “Mass,” not “Medford,” as Mass Farmers Markets processes our checks for us.) You can mail your check to:

Medford Farmers Market
34 Hancock Street
Medford, MA 02155

Thank you for your support!

 

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THANKS TO ALL WHO DONATED TURKEY BUCKS AT THE FALL 2015 MARKET

 

3. Play music at the market.

mac-logo-for-webCalling all musicians: We’re looking for locals to serenade the market! We provide a tent, electricity, and a sound system; you bring the talent, a tip jar, and CDs or other merch to sell. This season we have funding from the Medford Arts Council to pay musicians a stipend of $25 an hour. Interested? Check out our up-to-date calendar to see which weeks are free. Then email medfordfarmersmarket@gmail.com with a link to your website or a sample of your music and the date or dates you’re hoping to play. We’ll get back to you ASAP! Just a reminder: The market is open from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, and once you’re confirmed for a specific week, you can show up and set up as early as you’d like. Free parking is available in the Condon Shell lot.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Medford Arts Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

4. Host the community table.

We invite local nonprofits to host the market’s community table for a week. This is a chance to spread the word about your like-minded organization or initiative, free of charge. Interested? Check out our up-to-date calendar to see which weeks are free. Then email medfordfarmersmarket@gmail.com with a brief description of your mission, a link to your website, and the date you’re hoping to attend. Please note: You’re not confirmed for that date until you hear from us, but we’ll get back to you ASAP! The market is open from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, with free parking in the Condon Shell lot. We ask that all community tablers stay for the duration of the market. Thanks!

 

5. Volunteer with the Medford Farmers Market.

In addition to donations (always welcome), we love our volunteers! We eagerly embrace help with fundraising, marketing, special events, finding and coordinating performers, Tweeting, posting on Facebook and staying active on other social media platforms, coordinating volunteers, creating and delivering educational programming, researching sustainability, facilitating partnerships and sponsorships, accounting, and performing community outreach.

If you have experience in any of these areas, or if you have other skills that you would like to contribute, please email us at medfordfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

 

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2015 ASSISTANT MARKET MANAGER, MATT, WITH AWESOME VOLUNTEERS

 

6. Hang a poster …

… at your school, your place of work or worship—really, wherever. We haven’t unveiled our 2017 poster yet, but you can email us to put your name on the wait list. In the meantime, check out past posters, below.

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THAT’S A PRETTY SWEET SPOT IN THE WINDOW OF TENOCH, EH?

 

7. Buy us something shiny!

Flush with cash? Great! We’re always in need of supplies. Our current wishlist includes:

  • LED lanterns and other portable lighting for the season’s end, when it gets dark early
  • A heavy-duty rolling utility cart, to schlep our stuff each week
  • Snack donations for our spring film series and other special events
  • A printing fund, for posters, banners, and signage

Questions? Hopes? Dreams for the market? Email us and let’s chat.

 

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HELP US STAY WELL-LIT AND WELCOMING WHEN TWILIGHT FALLS