The Ashmont Farmers Market

Greater Ashmont Main Street (then, Saint Marks Area Main Street) founded the Ashmont Farmers Market in 2008. Since then, the market has become a beloved Dorchester Institution each Friday in Peabody Square!

  • When? Opening day will be July 12, 2024 and the market will run every Friday afternoon from 2 to 6 PM until the October 25, 2024.
  • Where? on Droser Plaza, outside Ashmont MBTA station at 1900 Dorchester Ave.
  • What forms of payment do you accept? Market vendors accept cash, credit/debit cards, Farmer’s Market Coupons, SNAP/EBT, HIP, and P-EBT .  Some vendors also accept WIC and SFMNP coupons.  Please note that P-EBT is not eligible for HIP benefits.

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

Weekly Vendor List

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For Vendors

Market Policy

Market policies and information


Market Application

Join us this season as a food & craft vendor


Additional applications for:
Musicians, Community Groups & Food Trucks

Market Payments

Need to pay your fees?

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Market Location

Volunteer at Ashmont Farmers Market

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Ashmont Farmers Market. Since it’s inception, the market has been made possible by community volunteers committed to bringing fresh, local food to Greater Ashmont. You can join our spring planning committee or sign up for a shift at the weekly market by getting in touch with our market manager.

Why Shop at the Farmers Market?

Farmers Markets are special! So why buy your groceries at the farmers market instead of the grocery store?

  • Fresh: While store bought fruits and veggies are usually seven to fourteen days old by the time they hit grocery store shelves, at the farmers market you’re buying fruits and veggies picked just hours earlier. This means you can expect produce that stays fresher, longer. Selling at the farmers market, farmers can choose flavor over shelf-life.
  • Local: By the time produce reaches the shelves of the grocery store, on average it’s travelled 1,200 miles. At the Ashmont Farmers Market, you’re buying from local farms.
  • Responsible Food Waste: At the Farmers Market, we make use of every bit of produce. Food you don’t purchase is donated right here in Dorchester to Daily Table or used to feed the cows and chickens back on the farm.
  • Supporting Local Economy: Buying local supports our economy. Often, customers at the Ashmont Farmers Market stop into other Greater Ashmont Main Street businesses in Peabody Square or along Dorchester Avenue. Studies have shown that for every dollar spent at the Farmers Market as many three additional dollars are invested in the local economy.

How much of my dollar goes to the farmer?

At the Grocery Store

At the Farmers Market