Our Community Programs

Farmers Market

winchester farmers market logo

The Winchester Farmers Market starts the second Saturday in June and ends the last Saturday in October.

The market brings fresh produce from local farms, as well as provide opportunity for musicians, artisans, business, entrepreneurs, and organizations to participate. It makes for an engaging experience where we learn more about local and healthy foods and economy.
We also partner with WAN to provide a free table for their creative members, we had a kids program pre-covid called Kids Table to educate children of local seasonal food in a fun creative way, and have a extensive sponsored music program to give a platform for local musicians to be paid to play.

Our big day is the Organizations Day in September, where non-profit organizations can promote their events and campaigns for the upcoming year, and residents can find more information about them and perhaps volunteer. We partner with local organizations at the market through out the season.

The Anna LaViolette Fund is a fund through donations that provides helps local residents of Woburn and Winchester in need to buy local fresh food in our market. It was created in 2019 to honor the memory of our great friend Anna LaViolette. Although with us for only two short years, the 85-year-old volunteer rarely missed a Saturday at the Market Manager’s tent. She embodied the spirit of what the Market aspires to be: always welcoming, inquisitive, vibrant, and socially conscious. She was a strong believer in our mission of making healthy, fresh food available to everyone.

Grow Local for the Planet is a group that shares regenerative gardening practices in our backyards, to help restore our soil as a means to mitigate climate change, to focus on native plants and trees, to increase our native birds and pollinators, and to grow a community of gardeners who share knowledge and learn from each other.
Their New project is the WIN FAST FOREST, Winchester’s first Miyawaki forest located at Wright-Locke Farm.

pollinators are important

Gardens for Good is a community group who have committed to turning parts of our lawns into gardens and/or volunteering our time to grow fresh produce for neighbors who are patrons of the Council for Social Concern, the En Ka Food Pantry and the Crawford Memorial Church Food Pantry.