CALL FOR VENDORS: Now accepting vendor applications for 2016.
CALL FOR MUSIC: Seeking acoustic musicians for the South Boston Farmers Market First Mondays, approx. 3 hour set. Call SBNDC at 617-268-9610 for more information.
PARKING INFORMATION: Please note that the 9 spaces along the sidewalk in the municipal parking lot at 446 West Broadway are designated for the Farmers Market vendors on Mondays during the season, from 8 am – 6 pm. Note the signs – this is a Tow Zone!
The South Boston Farmers Market is a neighborhood farmers’ market operating under the direction and sponsorship of the South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation. The South Boston Farmers Market has been in operation since 2002, and was managed by the South Boston Community Health Center until the 2015 season. The purpose of the market is to provide an opportunity for South Boston residents to gain access to healthy, fresh, nutritious local produce, fish and eggs. Our vendors are all located within Massachusetts.
With the presence of the South Boston Farmers Market the South Boston community regains a figurative “town square” and the experience of the many positive outcomes of foot traffic and a healthy, social, active public space, and an improved quality of life in South Boston. Area non-profits are invited to table at the market to promote their organization, with one or two organizations participating each week. The market has become not only a place to obtain healthy food but a resource for positive community information.
The market seeks to serve every demographic group in South Boston, offering an attractive variety of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, artisan breads, eggs, herbs, flowers, honey, and baked goods. Live music, special seasonal events and incentives to use the market are implemented to enhance the vibrant community atmosphere on West Broadway.
Customers using the SNAP benefit program are welcomed and given a weekly incentive to use their benefits at the market through the City of Boston Bounty Bucks Program. Also accepted at the market are WIC Fruit and Vegetable Checks and Senior Coupons*.
The market operates Mondays from 10 am to 6 pm, June through October. It is located adjacent to the municipal parking lot at 446 West Broadway, a busy bus stop, and tremendous foot traffic, making it a very accessible location for market goers.
The market is primarily run by one market manager, however we are always looking for more community members to get involved! If you’re interested in joining the South Boston Farmers Market Committee or helping out on market days, please get in touch with Louisa Gag at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note: neither South Boston NDC nor the South Boston Farmers Market are responsible for distributing the Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons. They will be available on one day in early July (TBD), and are quickly distributed. Check back at the end of June for more information.