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

Next summer, the Ashmont Farmers Market (AFM) will return for our 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 2018 market season will run from June 29 – October 20, 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 2018 and some of our vendors are able to take WIC coupons.
  • 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.

Sell at the Market

The Ashmont Farmers Market is a great place to grow your customer base! Among the many reasons you’ll love selling at the AFM 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 AFM 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.

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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.

Volunteer

Perform at the Market

Learn more about performing at the Ashmont Farmers Market and apply here.

Market Location