FRAMINGHAM – Mayor Charlie Sisitsky’s office announced today, may 26, a revitalized weekly Framingham Farmers Market, envisioned as a community gathering place for shoppers and evening diners.
The market will open for the season on Thursday, June 23 at the Framingham Centre Common.
The revised hours of 3 to 7 p.m. will accommodate residents’ workday schedules, said the press release.
At least one food truck has indicated it will open for business at noon to serve lunch, said the press release.
The Mayor’s Office is taking on management of the Farmers Market, following two years of outstanding
efforts by volunteer managers Tom Hanson and Doug Stephan, said the City of Framingham.
In addition to envisioning the market as a community gathering place, the Mayor has taken steps to
ensure that vendor participation is affordable by waiving all vendor fees for the 2022 season.
Some of the participating vendors include:
• Heavens Harvest Farm – certified organic Heavens Harvest vegetables; also offering all-organic meats, baked goods and eggs from other central Massachusetts Farms
• Wild Robbins Farm – meats, pasture-raised poultry, eggs, and a selection of prepared items
- Cousins Maine Lobster
- Kona Ice
- Eloti Mexican Street Corn
• Nana’s Best – baking mixes, including gluten-free
• Bicki’s Bakery – cupcakes
• Uncle Joey’s Cannolis – cannolis
• Maggie Ruth Herbals – naturally dyed apparel, herb products
• Organic Finish – organic skin and hair-care products
Vendor applications are still being accepted. Contact Market Manager Bill Sell at firstname.lastname@example.org
“The Mayor extends his deep appreciation to Framingham Farmers Market founder Jackie Meninno, who managed the undertaking as a sole proprietorship for years and generously shared her input with the
mayor’s staff, as well as Hanson, Stephan, and Tara Murphy, who similarly have provided guidance,” said the City in a press release.