For many years, on the Town Common, under the branches of the historic, majestic oak tree, Winchester Farmers Market Community Hub has hosted the Winchester Farmers Market.
Saturdays has become the social center where neighbors can meet; families can relax; and even town business can be transacted. In addition to showcasing and promoting the consumption of locally grown fruits, vegetables and meats, the Market provides an outdoor venue for art, musical performances, and special events. Opportunity is provided for local, startup entrepreneurs and artists to promote their products and services.
At the end of each Market day, produce is collected for The Dwelling Place Soup Kitchen and other local food security hubs. We have a matching program for SNAP and HIP shoppers to extend what they can buy with our program ANNA'S FUND, training local high school and college students to help and learn more about food security and running a market.
Winchester Outdoor Farmers Market
Starts the second Saturday of June – ends the last Saturday of October. The farmers market, in the past, on the town common between Laraway Road, Church Street, and Waterfield Road in Winchester, Massachusetts. But with Covid, the market has moved to the Town Hall Parking Lot to make it Covid-safe shopping experience.
The market ask to please try to ride your bike or walk to the market if you can, or park your car in off street parking near the town hall.
- We hope to bring back our weekly tent/table program that allows the opportunity to showcase local organization's programs and resources. These organizations have included
- Rotary Club
- Winchester Community Music School
- Winchester Multicultural Network
- Winchester Historical Society
- Winchester Cultural Council
- EnKa Society
- Jenks Center
- Winchester Artists Network
- Winchester League of Women Voters
- Mystic River Watershed Association
- and other non-profit groups.
Many community groups have partnered with the Winchester Farmers Market Community Hub to present special events such as Ability Awareness Day, International Day, Environmental and Health Fairs, and Art in the Park.
Offsite events have included garden and farm tours, a winter lecture series, and a Climate Change Adaptation Panel.
The Winchester Farmers Market Community Hub has become a highly respected community institution that has promoted aspects of sustainable communities while enhancing the quality of life in Winchester.