Farmers' Market at Harvard
As summer returns, so too does the Farmers’ Market at Harvard, which runs on Tuesday from mid-June through November (Noon-6pm). For the 2017 season, the Market will run June 6 through November 21 (no markets July 4, August 22 & 29, October 24). Vendor applications for the 2017 Market will be online February 1st.
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The Market was founded in 2005, and operates on The Plaza outside Harvard’s Science Center (near the corner of Oxford and Kirkland Streets). The Farmers’ Market at Harvard accepts Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) food stamps, Women, Infant & Children (WIC) vouchers, and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) coupons. The Harvard Farmer's Market also doubles the value of EBT purchases up to $15 per week. Donate here to support SNAP Match, the organization that makes this possible.
Stop by and get delicious fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products and more.
Why buy local?
It builds community. Buying directly from farmers at markets allows you to understand the processes that make up food systems, gives you insight into the seasons and the land, and creates a connection between you and the people who grow your food.
It benefits the environment. Small-scale farms conserve soil and important fields, meadows, and surrounding open spaces that are crucial to maintaining a healthy environment.
It supports local families. When you buy directly from a local farmer, you allow them to sell their produce for full price. By selling at retail, instead of at wholesale prices to middlemen, family farms are able to generate a profit and stay on their land.