Union Square Farmers Market Celebrates Tenth Year, Season Opens May 17

From the farms and fields, orchards and kitchens of Massachusetts, the Union Square Farmers Market returns for a tenth season in 2014. The Union Square plaza comes alive a little earlier this year with May 17 as opening day. Every Saturday from 9 am-1 pm through November 22 the market offers a big selection of fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers, meats and seafood, dairy products, baked goods and breads, hard cider and a fun-filled environment for the whole family.

The Union Square Farmers Market is produced by Union Square Main Streets, an economic development organization working to make this Somerville neighborhood a great place everyday.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits are welcomed and encouraged at the market, as well as WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market Coupons. For those using their SNAP benefits, the market offers a 1-to-1 match up to $10 per week. This means dollars go further for our low-income neighbors, turning $10 from their EBT card into $20 in market tokens.

To support the SNAP match program, join us once a month for “Sugar SNAP” as our guest booth features local maple syrup and maple treats including maple sugar and cotton candy. 100% of the profits from the sales of this booth directly support the SNAP matching program.

 

Vegetables, Fruit, Herbs and Flowers:

Drumlin Farm (Lincoln, MA) Full range of vegetables, strawberries, drop cherries and cut flowers

Flats Mentor Farm (Fitchburg, MA) Hmong farmers specializing in Asian greens

Hutchins Farm (Concord, MA) Certified Organic farm with herbs, apples and melon, full range of vegetables.

Kimball Fruit Farm (Pepperell, MA) IPM farm with full range of tree fruit, berries and vegetables

Misty Brook Farm (Albion, ME) Certified organic producer of vegetables, whole and ground grains, eggs and meat.

Nicewicz Family Farm (Bolton, MA) IPM orchard with full range of tree fruit, berries, grapes, and corn

Parker Farm (Lunenberg, MA) Full range of vegetables and greens

Soluna Garden Farm (Winchester, MA) Sustainably grown herbs and flowers, featuring unusual and hard to find varieties

 

Cheese, Meat, Seafood:

Brookford Farm (Canterbury, NH) Cheeses, eggs, and grains from their non-GMO farm

Fiore di Nonno (Somerville, MA) Fresh mozzarella and string cheeses

Jordan Brothers Seafood (Brockton, MA) Fish and shellfish

Stillman’s at the Turkey Farm (Hardwick, MA) Fresh cut flowers and pasture/free range and hormone free meats including lamb, turkey, pork, chicken and beef

(Misty Brook Farm (Albion, ME) Certified organic producer of vegetables, whole and ground grains, eggs and meat.)

 

Specialty Foods and Baked Goods:

Carr’s Ciderhouse (Hadley, MA) – Hard ciders, apple cider vinegar, and cider syrup

Dan’s Brick Oven Bread (Richmond, NH) Naturally leavened 100% locally grown whole wheat sourdough baked in a wood-fired brick oven.

Hosta Hill (Housatonic, MA) Artisan tempeh and vegetable ferments including sauerkraut and kimchi, created with root vegetables from their own farm and neighboring farms.

Iggy’s Bread of the World (Cambridge, MA) Artisnal breads, including: Country, whole wheat, french, light and dark rye, olive bread, ficelle and bread sticks, brioche, facaccia, 7-grain, cranberry pecan, pizza shells

Mariposa Bakery (Cambridge, MA) From scratch bakery specializing in pies using seasonal and local ingredients.

Seta’s Mediterranean Foods (Belmont, MA) Mediterranean spreads, salads, baked goods

Taza Chocolate (Somerville, MA) Stone ground chocolate from organically grown cacao beans direct from small farmer cooperatives made in our neighborhood factory

Union Square Donuts (Somerville, MA) – Donuts, kombucha and specialty popiscles

Violette Gluten Free (Cambridge, MA) – Gluten free bakery offering cakes, cookies and more, made with their own milled flours.

Tipping Cow Ice Cream (Medford, MA) – Off beat gourmet ice cream, featuring fresh produce flavors including Sweet Corn and Strawberry Basil

 

Siraco Sharpening Service (Somerville, MA)- Sharpening services of kitchen knives, garden tools. Check our calendar for exact dates.

 

Union Square Market Information

 

Dates: Saturdays from May 17 – November 22 (Rain or Shine)

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Payment Accepted: Cash, Farmers Market WIC & Senior coupons, Union Square Market tokens (all major Credit/Debit accepted)

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