On the Town Common, under the branches of the historic, majestic oak tree, WFMCHub, hosts the Winchester Farmers Market.
Saturdays on the Town Common becomes 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.
Winchester Outdoor Farmers Market
Starts the second Saturday of June – ends the last Saturday of October. The farmers market will take place on the town common between Laraway Road, Church Street, and Waterfield Road in Winchester, Massachusetts. Please try to ride your bike or walk to the market if you can, or park your car in the Aberjona or Shore Road lot to leave parking spaces surrounding the common open for short-term parking near downtown businesses. The Aberjona lot, which runs along the commuter rail track across from the post office, is free on weekends, including the permit spaces in the end of the lot.
- Each week a different organization is provided the opportunity to showcase their 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 WFMCHub 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.