The Ashmont Farmers Market

Greater Ashmont Main Street (Then, Saint Marks Area Main St.) founded the Ashmont Farmers Market in 2009. Since then, the market has grown tremendously!

For the most up-to-date information about the Farmers Market, review our market calendar and follow us on social media.

About the Market

This summer, the Ashmont Peabody Square Farmers Market (APSFM) returns for our 9th season. In 2016 some 450 people interacted with our market vendors each week with many more passers-by and we’re expecting even greater things in 2017. The APSFM holds a special place in the heart of our neighborhood by providing families access to fresh, local produce and creating a space for friends to come together around table games, community resources, live music, and activities in Peabody Square. More than just a market, the Ashmont Peabody Square Farmers Market is a place locals love to linger.

  • The 2017 market season will run from June 23 – October 13, Friday afternoons from 3 to 7 pm on the Ashmont MBTA plaza
  • We can accept SNAP/EBT and MC/Visa credit and debit cards. We expect to have HIP participating vendors in 2017 and some of our vendors are able to take WIC coupons.
  • The market usually has six regular vendors – two farms (including eggs & meats), a bakery, a fish vendor, a cheese/dairy vendor, and a garden shop.  In addition to our market management table, at least three additional spaces each week host a rotation of specialty vendors and community education tabling.
  • Each week the market’s Entertainment Series hosts live music or arts (visual or performing) Our entertainment series is sponsored by local individuals and businesses. Find out more about becoming a market sponsor here.
  • Weekly attendance at the market ranges from 350-600 people or more.

Become a Market Vendor

The Ashmont Peabody Square Farmers Market is a great place to grow your customer base! Among the many reasons you’ll love selling at the APSFM are:

  • A convenient Friday evening schedule (3-7pm)
  • The market will help process SNAP and Credit/Debit card transactions
  • A great location – historic Peabody Square is conveniently located next to the Ashmont MBTA stop so many customers rely on the APSFM to pick up groceries for the weekend
  • Outstanding market promotion – we use email and social media to let our customer base know you’re coming and promote your wares
  • Weekly live music or arts programming, community tables, games, and theme days make for an active and vibrant market
  • Affordable fees (see our Rules & Regulations)

Ready to start selling? Here’s how:

  • Review our Market Rules and Regulations (below)
  • Complete an APSFM application indicating the dates you’d like to sell (season-pass, half-season, specific dates)
  • Make sure to include necessary documents (as applicable); e.g. itemized inventory list, ServSafe Certificate, relevant permits
  • Once your application is accepted, pay your vendor fee to lock in your spot.


Become a Volunteer


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers Market. Since it’s inception, the market has been made possible by community volunteers committed to bringing fresh, local food to Greater Ashmont. Please fill out our volunteer survey to get started.


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