This Friday the Ashmont Farmers Market enters its 13th season! For over a decade it’s become a community gathering space that has been a source of not only local food but information about local resources, artists and artisans, all set to the back drop of amazing music by local musicians. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have reformatted our farmers market into a Grab & Go Market. This model allows us to prioritize safety for our community while continuing to be an access point for local, affordable, and nutritious food. Our opening day is set to take place on Friday July 10th. The market will run on Fridays 3-7pm from July 10th through October 30th, provided we can operate safely and in the best interest of public health.
In following the City of Boston’s Farmers Market Guide, and regulations set by the Boston Public Health Commission, we encourage customers to pre-order their items from vendors whenever possible either through their online portals or over the phone. Visit our vendor’s online sites (found here on our site) for more information on online and preordering. Food items are required to be pre-packaged by vendors for easy & low contact Grab & Go pick up.
In Massachusetts, farmers markets remain essential operations that provide access to healthy food. The “open air” setting, maintaining physical distancing guidelines, and the access to sanitation products creates a safer shopping experience for our vendors and community who frequent the market. As an essential food access point, the market will continue offering SNAP/HIP for qualified shoppers. Visit the SNAP/ EBT and HIP site for more details on how the program works. At this time all entertainers, food demos, community and wellness activities are suspended. We further encourage families to consider coordinating with neighbors to send one person to purchase items for multiple individuals or families.
What to Expect Day of the Market
To access the Ashmont Farmers Market, specific entry/exit points have been designated along Droser (Ashmont T) Plaza. Please enter on the Ashmont Street side and exit at the Ashmont Station side. A limited number of customers will be allowed in the market at one time. When at capacity, customer wanting to enter the market must wait at the designated and physical distanced waiting line.
Guidelines REQUIRED for All Shoppers
- Face covering or masks and maintaining physical distance of 6 feet or more are required at all times.
- Whenever possible, order online from our vendors so you’re able to pick up your prepared order & minimize your time inside Droser Plaza.
- Please do not visit the market if you are ill.
- All attendees are required to use hand sanitizer or wash their hands upon arrival at stations provided in the plaza.
- Please DO NOT TOUCH any food items while shopping. Allow vendors to get them for you.
- Limit your time in the market to 15 minutes or less.
Location & Parking for Farmers Market
During both the Summer and Holiday Market, 2 hour parking is available along Dorchester Avenue. For Dorchester residents who have parking permits, free parking is available along the side streets adjacent to Dorchester Ave.
We hope to have you join us for our opening this Friday and throughout the season!