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Farmers markets for seasonal and year-round shopping

Jessica AlbrechtJessica AlbrechtFarmers markets are a great place to shop for fresh, locally grown produce and farm-raised meats and dairy. August is peak-season for many crops, and the abundance will continue well into the fall. Many of our local farmers markets are open throughout the growing season and, thanks to storage crops, some are even open year round, so you still have an opportunity to make the most of your visit to the farmers market. In addition to cash, these days more and more are accepting EBT, SNAP, and credit and debit transactions as well as Seniors’ Coupons.

The following is a partial list of local farmers markets open on Saturdays, as listed by CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture). For a complete directory of farmers markets, including those open on weekdays, their hours and offerings near you, visit www.farmfresh.org.

Amherst Farmers Market

Amherst Common
Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
April through November

Ashfield Farmers Market

Ashfield Town Common
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
May through October

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Uptown Common
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
June through October

Bernardston Farmers Market

Bernardston United Church parking lot
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
May through October

Charlemont Farmers Market

Charlemont Federated Church
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June through October

Greenfield Farmers Market

Court Square/Town Common
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
May through October

Northampton Saturday Market

Downtown, Gothic Street
Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
April through November

Shutesbury Farmers Market

In front of Town Hall
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
May through October

The Nutrition Program at Franklin County Home Care operates many Senior Dining Centers and Luncheon Clubs, as well as the Meals on Wheels program, across Franklin County and the North Quabbin region. Home Care and other programs may offer assistance with grocery shopping. To learn more, contact us at 413-773-5555 or 978-544-2259 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..