Watertown Farmers Market Opening Soon, Will Follow Social Distancing Guidelines

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The Watertown Farmers Market will return on June 17, and be back every Wednesday. Due to COVID-19, visitors will notice some changes.

The market will institute measures to allow for social distancing, and there will be a one-way flow for shoppers.

The focus, at least at the beginning of the season, will be on the vendors.

“While we have eliminated music, special events, and community groups for the time being, you can still expect to find locally grown and produced foods in our pleasurable, outdoor market space,” the announcement said.

See the announcement from the Watertown Farmers Market below:

Watertown Farmers’ Market

Watertown Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays 2:30 – 6:30 pm

June 17 – October 14
Rain or Shine

Saltonstall Park
Corner of Main St. & Whites Ave. 
(next to Town Hall, 149 Main Street)

Mark Your Calendars

Opening Day Wednesday, June 17
2:30 – 6:30 PM

The Watertown Farmers’ Market staff have been busy planning for Opening Day Wednesday, June 17, working with state and local officials to design the best and safest market possible, during COVID-19. A number of mandated changes will be implemented, as our top priority is the health and safety of our customers, vendors, market staff, and volunteers. 

The Watertown Farmers’ Market will be opening as an essential food access point with a new market layout providing social distancing, monitored entrance and exits, and one way shopping (measures we are all familiar with by now). While we have eliminated music, special events, and community groups for the time being, you can still expect to find locally grown and produced foods in our pleasurable, outdoor market space.

We’ll be sharing details very soon about our vendor line-up, how to prepare before you come, and what to expect when you arrive. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday’s at the market

We Need Your Help

Volunteer at the market on Wednesday Afternoons

Volunteering at the market is a great way to support your community. This year more than ever, we need volunteers to help us out on Wednesday afternoons to direct market shoppers through the new layout and safety regulations. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, monitor entrance and exits, direct market traffic, monitor safety measures and more.

All volunteers will practice physical distancing and be provided with proper PPE. An on-site orientation session will be held prior to opening.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email watertownmarket@gmail.com for more information.

The Watertown Farmers’ Market Accepts SNAP, HIP, and Farmers Market Coupons including WIC & Senior FMNP
Double Your SNAP Dollars

The Watertown Farmers’ Market accepts SNAP. Swipe your EBT card at the market manager’s tent to receive a dollar-to-dollar match, up to $15/week. 

Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) Update
Purchase fruits and vegetables using your EBT card from authorized HIP farmers and the amount of sale will be automatically reimbursed, it’s an instant rebate. Monthly maximums apply. More information can be found at mass.gov or the market’s HIP Q&A Guide

For SNAP shoppers unable to make it the market, the following online farmers markets are able to honor SNAP and HIP when you order online, and then pay with your EBT card at pick up. 

(Currently services all of MA besides South Central & Cape Cod)

(Select Delivery Locations)

Thank You Watertown Farmers’ Market Supporters!

We are deeply grateful to the Marshall Home Fund and the Watertown Community Foundation for their ongoing support of this market and our community. During the current crisis, food insecurity is a growing concern. There are many in our community who are in need of healthy and nutritious food.

The Marshall Home Fund has provided funding for the Watertown Farmers’ Market SNAP Match and Volunteer Program to help older residents access healthy food.

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