Melrose/Sally Frank’s Farmers’ Market (SFFM) will celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week and kickoff its Friends Campaign on Thursday, August 10th, 2-7pm. Melrose has a wonderful market that features 4 sustainable farms from Massachusetts, selling fresh fruits and vegetables. The market also features local artisans, restaurants/bakeries, and live music. SFFM has a real community feel. To ensure ALL residents have access to fresh, healthy foods, SFFM matches SNAP up to $10 and has a farm that is accepting further matching through the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP). For shoppers not carrying cash, you can use your credit card at the Market Table to receive “market bucks”; no cash, no problem.
Give to the market in various ways: volunteer, donate, shop! Join me for a free slice of cake at 4pm, created and donated by local business Sweet Spot Bakery, connect with several local elected officials, and do extra good with other Non-profits this week – The Collar Club-collecting blankets, sheets, and towels for the MSPCA, and MelroseBYOB (bring your own bag) will be at the market to talk about their initiative to help Melrose use fewer single-use plastic and paper bags, and switch to reusable shopping bags. The market is located at Bowden Park on W. Emerson at the Cedar Park train station. SFFM encourages market goers to walk/ride bikes, limited parking is available at the Cedar Park Commuter Lot, Trinity Church parking lot, and neighboring streets.