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Lawrence Farmers Market
The Lawrence Farmers Markets are held from July through October, every Wednesday on Appleton Way in Lawrence’s downtown Essex Street business district and Saturday at the Greater Lawrence Family's Health Center Park Street site. The markets feature a wide variety of local produce, as well as crafts. Since assuming management of the downtown market in 2006, Groundwork Lawrence has sought to increase access to the market for all shoppers by accepting SNAP (food stamps) and credit and debit cards and working to increase the redemption of WIC and Senior Farmers Market coupons. Today, the market provides a lively gathering place for the whole community with free attractions such as live entertainment, family activities and cultural and educational exhibits.
Fresh, healthy, delicious local fruits, vegetables, art, crafts, and more!
When & Where:
Wednesdays at Appleton Way (between Essex and Common Streets, and next to City Hall)
9 am - 3 pm, July 10 to October 30, 2013
Saturdays at 216 Lawrence Street (parking lot at the corner of Lawrence & Park Streets across from GLFHC) 9 am - 3 pm, July 6 to October 26, 2013
Because food that's grown close to home is better for you, better for your community, and better for the environment. Get some fresh produce at a great price and connect with other market-goers and with growers!
All farmers accept SNAP/Food Stamps/EBT as well as debit, credit, and cash; WIC and senior coupons are also welcome. Please come and enjoy the sights, tastes, and smells of summer with us! For any questions or concerns, or for more information, email Rosa (Market Manager) at Groundwork Lawrence or call her at 978.974.0770 ex 7001.
Interested in being a vendor at one of our markets?
Download the 2013 Lawrence Farmers Market Guidelines & Agreement and Product Availability Lists, fill them out, and email them to Rosa Piña or mail them to:
60 Island St.
Lawrence, MA 01841
Please call Rosa with any questions (978) 974-0770 ex 7001
2012 Farmers Market Guidelines and Agreement
2012 Ag Vendor Product Availability List
2012 Prepared Foods/Craft Vendor Product List
About SNAP/Food Stamp Benefits at the Lawrence Farmers Market
The Downtown Lawrence Farmers Market, managed by GWL since 2006, started operating a wireless EBT terminal in 2007. It was chosen to host the joint press conference based on its high-ranking SNAP/Food Stamp sales within the state of Massachusetts-which in 2009 alone saw a 180% increase - with GWL's efforts to increase low-income residents' access to fresh, local, and nutritious produce. It is a major focus for not only the Lawrence Farmers Markets, but for all of our community food programs to ensure that healthy, sustainably-produced food is getting into the hands of the low-income Lawrence residents who need it the most as they strive to stem the tide of diet-related disease on a limited budget and to build a healthier community where local farmers and local economy benefit and thrive. We are honored to have been chosen to host the press conference, and thrilled to see Massachusetts take a step closer to increasing equal access to farm-fresh food!
See coverage and photos of the market:
- The Eagle Tribune covers GWL's Farmers Market in 2012
- The Eagle Tribune covers GWL's Farmers Market Network Expansion in 2010
- The Eagle Tribune covers Wetherbee students reciting poetry at GWL's Downtown Wednesday Farmers' Market in 2010
- The Eagle Tribune covers the 2008 Season
- The Eagle Tribune - Farmers and Shoppers Cope with Rising Prices
- The Boston Globe - Buying Local, Eating Fresh - see photos of the market and listen to one of Live Lawrence's Summer Concert performers, Inca Son.
- View Photos - check out our Flickr Photos!