If you are looking for a good local food source in Boston's Metrowest, then the weekly Farmer's Market in Downtown Natick is your place. The event, a program of the Natick Center Cultural District, features farmers, vendors, local providers, and small food businesses from Natick and other surrounding towns, including Framingham, Needham, Wayland, and Wellesley. Other than the Natick Community Organic Farm, the farmers market is the best place to pick up a csa in town.
Fresh food products aren't the only thing available at the market, merchants sell, well, quite everything. This includes clothing, jewelry, flowers, beeswax products ... they even host a knife sharpener. Open year round, the weekly event is good for the community and a good marketing opportunity for the individual vendors. For farmers, the event grants them a mini farm stand on the common. For patrons, it's a chance to sample a wide range of sustainable and locally-sourced goods, and, on occasion, hear some live music, as a variety of bands and performers frequent the market.
Weather permitting, the Natick Farmers Market is held on the Natick Town Common, at the intersection of routes 135 and 27. During the winter months, the Natick Market is held at the Common Street Spiritual Center, located at 13 Common Street.
Hours:9am to 1pm on Saturday (Year Round)
According to those running the Farmer's Market, the below vendors take part in the event:
Is the Natick Farmer's Market kid friendly?
Of course it is.
Is there parking available or nearby in Downtown Natick?
Yes. Parking along the Common is free, along with some (maybe all) of the town lots nearby. Check the meters just to be sure. Also, don't take a spot reserved for a vendor, that's just not in the spirit of being cool.
Do I need to wear a mask at the market due to COVID-19 (the current pandemic)?
Please adhere to the guidelines set forth by the State of Massachusetts.
Ashland Farmer's Market - 125 Front St, Ashland, MA 01721
Needham Farmer's Market - 1471 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02492
Wellesley Farmer's Market - 309 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02481