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Indoor Market, Saturdays, 9:30am - 1:30pm
*December 4 - April 16 2021-22
191 Highland Ave, Somerville
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The Center for Arts at the Armory

*No market December 25th or January 1st

Getting Ready for Our 12th Season!

The Center for the Arts at the Armory is excited to announce that the Somerville Winter Farmers Market is coming back for its 12th season! This weekly market offers the best locally grown and regionally produced agricultural items including vegetable produce, cheese, eggs, meats, fish, breads, pastries, and chocolate.  

This season, the market will return to what it looked like in previous years -- indoor, with live in-person shopping. Individual vendors may offer pre-order options, but there will be no market-organized pre-order system and no curbside pick up this year. We will have live music provided by local musicians along with both an outdoor and indoor seating area provided by our ROOTED cafe.  

The health of our community is our utmost concern. Proof of vaccination will not be required to enter the market, but all individuals are required to wear a mask the entire time they are inside the Armory. We will follow a strict indoor capacity limit with one entrance (through the main floor hallway) and one exit (through the mezzanine). Certain vendors may offer sampling, but aside from sampling, no food or beverages are allowed to be consumed inside the market. 

We look forward to seeing you in December!! If you have questions, concerns, encouragement, or feedback for the market, please email us at swfm@artsatthearmory.org.
Now Announcing Our 2021-22 Vendors!

We had over 75 local food vendors express interest in participating in our market this year. Because the Somerville Winter Farmers Market is one of the only winter markets in the area, it is highly competitive. Congratulations to the 42 vendors who will participate in our market on a regular basis and to the ten special guest vendors!

Produce: Brookford Farm, Freedom Food Farms, Heron Pond Farm, Mycoterra Farm, Neighbor’s Acre, Red Fire Farm, Winter Moon Roots

Meat/Seafood: Boston Smoked Fish Co., Brookford Farm, Hooked, Lilac Hedge Farm, Stillman Quality Meat

Baked Goods: Bagel Guild, Crepe Du Jour, Hi-Rise Bread Co., Mahalab Bakery, Mariposa Bakery, Onebitesweet

Beverages: 1634 Meadery, Dugu Inc dba Yamacu, House Bear Brewing, Luluna Health, Naturel Juicing

Sweets: Bart’s Handcrafted Ice Cream, Sueños Chocolate

Specialty Foods/Other: Buzz and Thrive Garden, Craic Sauce, Deano’s Pasta, Garbage to Garden, Grace Food Labs, Grateful Tastes, Hapi African Gourmet, Humble Bones, Mei Mei Restaurant, Mocha Connection, Mother’s Kitchen, LLC, Q’s Nuts, Sa’s HomestyleSoluna Garden Farm, Tex Mex Eats, Valicenti Pasta Farm

Guest Vendors: Angry HoneyBaer’s Best Farm, Beet Your Best, Gigi’s Botanics, Manraaj, A Liquid Yoga Co., Rag Hill Farm, SuperMutz Dog Bakery, Terracotta Skincare, Tick Tock Chocolate

WE NEED YOU!


Calling all musicians, volunteers, sponsors, and community-serving organizations! This winter market is very much a community-based effort and we need your support to make it possible. 

VOLUNTEERS - we are looking for five volunteers each week to help foster a welcoming market environment and ensure all the details run smoothly. If you are interested in being part of the action, please sign up here

MUSICIANS - The market is a great place to share your music with our 800-1200 customers each week (not to mention a beautiful place to hang out on a winter morning!) If you are interested in playing live music for our market, please fill out this interest form.


COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS - We love showcasing the wonderful nonprofits, schools and other organizations working to benefit our community and the lives of our customers.  The Community Booth at the market is available (free of charge) to any organization that is providing information or services to benefit the lives and livelihoods of the greater Somerville community. Please sign up here.

SPONSORS - The market is a popular winter weekend event, with a great opportunity to increase visibility of your business in the Somerville and Greater Boston communities. Please email swfm@artsatthearmory.org if you are interested in supporting this local food system!

We're Hiring!


The Center for the Arts at the Armory is hiring a SNAP Outreach Coordinator for the Somerville Winter Farmers Market. The position is for Saturdays, Dec 4 - April 16 (no market 12/25 or 1/1), from 9am-2:30pm at $16/hr. In sum, the role is to conduct all SNAP, SNAP match, and HIP transactions during the market and further our food-access efforts. Please find the job description and application instructions here. Application deadline: November 5th.
SNAP + HIP Benefits

We offer a dollar-for-dollar match up to $15 each week! Show your EBT card at the manager's booth to receive your match. This means a $15 investment gets you $30 of goods! 
The following farms are authorized to issue HIP (Healthy Incentive Program) benefits:
Support Local Food Access and the 2021-2022 Somerville Winter Farmers Market Season!

Your support helps make it possible for us to run this season's Somerville Winter Farmers Market and serve over 1,000 customers each week, including approximately 75 SNAP-eligible families who recieve a $15 SNAP Match when shopping at the market. You are also supporting our local food economy and a market that hosts over 42 independent, local vendors during the season. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation in support of this season's SWFM! 
Thank You to Our Sponsors and Institutional Donors for Supporting the 2021-2022 SWFM
 
Community Development Block Grant provided by the City of Somerville
Shape Up Somerville/Health & Human Services Grant provided by the City of Somerville
Cambridge Savings Charitable Foundation

Friends of the Market Sponsor:
Middlesex Federal
The Somerville Winter Farmers Market is hosted and managed by The Center for Arts at the Armory.
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