The Egleston Square Farmers’ Market will kick off its spring season on May 5th during the annual Wake Up the Earth Festival and open at its regular Egleston Square location the following Saturday on Germania Street.
The neighborhood is looking forward to the excitement of the 2018 market.
"I love how the Egleston Square Farmers' Market creates a destination in the neighborhood on Saturday mornings. I enjoy starting my summer weekends off with a trip to the market where I'll often pick up fresh produce and fish, hear about what else is growing in the fields, and find a tasty treat while catching up with a few neighbors,” said Jamaica Plain resident Kim Szeto.
Vendors are also eager for the market to start up again to connect with the community.
“El Colombiano Coffee’s core principles are flavor and fairness. Being part of the Egleston Farmers' Market makes it easy to carry out our core principles, as well as find people looking for flavor and fairness from vendors,” said Javier Amador-Pena ,owner of El Colombiano Coffee. “The perfect match! Every week I look forward to passionately sharing our coffee’s origins, stories and details.”
“It is a neighborhood market in every sense of the word. People rarely drive to the market, but instead, walk or ride their bikes, and besides shopping and checking out the musicians, the people hang out to see their neighbors. Rain or shine, we - the vendors, see the same smiling faces every week,” said Jude Zmolek, a local farmer.
The Egelston Farmers' Market will welcome several new vendors this year, including City Compost, Koshari Mama, One Pine Day and Mass Hole Donuts. First-year vendor Brookford Farm will be offering a wide variety of meats and cheeses, fulfilling a longtime request of market goers.
Market goers can expect to see some of their favorites vendors returning to the market: El Colombiano Coffee, Mr. Tamole, Red's Best Fish, Third Cliff Bakery, Urban Kitchen Handmade, Neighborhood Farm and The Food Project.
21st Century Tofu, located at 30 Germania St., will also be opening its doors during market hours.
There will also live musical entertainment and children’s activities every Saturday. The Blues Dream Box will kick off the market, followed by performances by Rose and the Wild Edibles and more.
The Egleston Farmers' Market will also be participating in JP Porchfest and JP Open Studios.
The Egleston Square Farmers' Market is open every Saturday at 31 Germania St., starting May 12th from 10 am to 2 pm. Please visit eglestonfarmersmarket.org for more information.