FRAMINGHAM – The Massachusetts Commissioner for Agriculture Resources John Lebeaux of Shrewsbury stopped by the Framingham Farmers’ market to talk about the success of the market under the Sisitsky Administration.
Mayor Charlie Sisitsky said waiving fees for all the vendors in 2022 was the key to revitalizing the market, which went from less than a handful of vendors in 2021 to dozens of vendors in 2022.
Market manager Bill Sell took the Mayor, Commissioner Lebeaux, City Councilor Janet Leombruno, School Committee Chair Priscila Sousa, and Massachusetts Farmers’ Market Executive Director Edith Murnane on a tour of the Framingham market at Framingham Centre Common this afternoon.
Mass Farmers Markets, founded in 1978, is a non-profit organization that partners with farmers, consumers, and communities to improve the health of individuals, strengthen community vitality, and enhance local farm viability through farmers markets.
Today was week 7 of the Framingham Farmers’ Market, and the 100 degree heat index had an impact on attendance and vendors, but several vendors were doing brisk business, including Kona Ice and the Cousins Lobster truck.
Attendees today could find fresh fruit & vegetables, fresh cut flowers, bakery items, fresh lemonade, kettle corn, and lots of artisan vendors.