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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 become a beloved Dorchester Institution each Friday in Peabody Square!

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

About the Market

The Ashmont Farmers Market is back for it’s 10th season. In 2017 some 480 people interacted with our market vendors each week with many more passers-by and we’re expecting even greater things in 2018. The AFM 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 Farmers Market is a place locals love to linger.

  • The market usually has four regular vendors – two farms (including eggs & meats), a bakery, a fish vendor.  In addition to our market management table, we have as many as seven additional spaces each week hosting 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. Apply to perform at the AFM here.
  • Weekly attendance at the market ranges from 350-600 people or more.

2018 Season

  • When? Opening day: June 29th, the market will run 17 weeks through October 19th. Every Friday afternoon, 3 to 7 PM
  • Where? on the Ashmont MBTA plaza, 1900 Dorchester Ave.
  • What forms of payment do you accept? Market vendors will accept cash, credit & debit cards, and SNAP/EBT, HIP. Some vendors also accept WIC and SFMNP Coupons.

Sell at the Market

The Ashmont Farmers Market is a great place to grow your customer base! Learn more about selling at the market.

Volunteer at the 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. Please fill out our volunteer survey to get started.


Perform at the Market

Each week, the Ashmont Farmers Market entertainment series offers live music or art programming for the community. Learn more about playing at the market and apply here.

Market Location

Why Shop at the Farmers Market?

How far did my produce travel?
To the Farmers Market 33Miles 33Miles
To the Grocery Store 1200Miles 1200Miles
How recently was my produce picked?
At the Farmers Market 3Days 3Days
At the Grocery Store 10Days 10Days
How much of my dollar goes to the farmer?

At the Grocery Store

At the Farmers Market