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Saturdays • Dec 4 - April 16 • 9:30am-1:30pm • 9:30-10am Seniors & Immunocompromised •   191 Highland Ave
Brought to you by The Center for Arts at the Armory
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New Year's Resolution To Shop Local

A big Happy New Year to all in our community! To our farmers and vendors, we wish you a bountiful year and thank you for all you provide to the Somerville Winter Farmers Market. And for our loyal customers, thank YOU for showing up each Saturday to support local farms and small businesses. With supply and labor shortages continuing to affect our daily lives, we are reminded yet again how important it is to buy local and support the producers within our state and Northeastern region. Let’s keep up the momentum and excitement around local food as we enter 2022, and make resolutions for ourselves to continue supporting our community and those who feed us! Here are just two excellent reasons why buying local is best and why you should consider adding it to your New Year’s resolutions list:

1 - Buying local, especially at farmers markets, lets us meet the folks who really put the food on our tables. Next time you are at the market, introduce yourself! Ask the vendors where they come from, what they like about farming, why they choose to farm. Get to know this neighbor and when you eat that crunchy carrot or crisp apple, it will taste that much better knowing who you have to thank!

2 - Take note of the names of the farms that are at the market– look them up when you get home and learn a little about their farming practices. Most small farms are significantly more environmentally friendly than large farming corporations. You can even ask the farmer about what agricultural sustainability means to them– many small farms aren’t able to go through the laborious process of becoming USDA certified organic, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t farm in a sustainable or even organic way. If we do some research and get to know our local farmers, we can feel good about where our food comes from and what it is doing for the world.
Just a friendly reminder to please enter upstairs through the mezzanine and exit downstairs through the Performance Hall.
COVID-19 Market Update

With increasing COVID cases, we want to affirm that the safety of our community is our first priority. We believe this market is an essential part of addressing food insecurity in our community and are therefore planning to continue operating the SWFM. We are in ongoing conversation with the City of Somerville Board of Health to ensure that we are proactive in providing a COVID-conscious and responsible market.

We made the decision this week to further reduce our capacity limits inside the market to 100 individuals. We ask each of you to join our efforts to ensure the safety of all. Please read through our COVID Safety Policies below and encourage our community to prioritize the safety of everyone!

1) Customers who are sick, displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with anyone who has been sick in the past 14 days are asked to stay home.
2) Senior & Immunocompromised reserved shopping time is from 9:30am-10am.
3) Face coverings are required at all times inside the Armory. Customers without a face mask that covers both mouth and nose will not be allowed into the market.
4) We will adhere to a strict capacity limit inside the Hall and set one entrance and one exit. Please enter upstairs through the mezzanine and exit downstairs through the Main Hall. 
5) Use hand-sanitizer provided by the Armory upon entrance
6) There will be no eating or drinking allowed inside the market. Please take your food and drink into our cafe before consuming.  

This Saturday's Vendor List

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

Meat/Seafood: Boston Smoked Fish Co.+, Brookford Farm^+**, Freedom Food Farm^+**, Hooked+, Lilac Hedge Farm+, Stillman Quality Meats+

Cheese/DairyOake Knoll Farms+

Baked Goods: Doris' Peruvian Pastries+, Mariposa Bakery+, Onebitesweet+

Beverages: 1634 MeaderyLuluna Health+, Yamacu+

Specialty Foods/Other: Bart's Ice Cream+, Buzz and Thrive Garden, Crepe Du Jour, Grace Food Labs+, Grateful Tastes+, Habibi Gourmet Foods+, HAPI African Gourmet+, Mei Mei Restaurant+, Qs Nuts+, Sa's HomestyleSoluna Garden Farm+, Sueños Chocolate+, 

Guest Vendors: Gigi's Botanics, Terracotta Skincare

^certified organic
**HIP approved
+SNAP Match approved

Live Music By
Rachel Sumner 


Community Booth
Better Business Bureau
Help Address Somerville Food Insecurity

Prior to the pandemic, household food insecurity in Massachusetts was at 8.2%. The coronavirus pandemic fueled a hunger crisis unlike any other in our lifetime, at its peak rendering 19.6% of households food insecure.

Help address food insecurity in your community through our Buy2Give1 Program. How it works:
  • Shop as you normally would through the market. Purchase additional items from any vendors (i.e. two bags of carrots)
  • Bring extra food items up to the market manager booth to a donation basket
  • At the end of the day, a volunteer will collect donated food and deliver these items to one of three community fridge sites in Somerville
  • Any individual who needs food can take what they need from one of these community fridges! 
SNAP + HIP Benefits
The SWFM accepts both SNAP and HIP benefits! Please see our vendor list here to see which vendors accept SNAP and HIP.

In collaboration with the City of Somerville and Somerville Farmers Market Coalition, the CAA and SWFM proudly provides a $15 match for SNAP shoppers. This means that a recipient who swipes their SNAP/P-EBT card for $15 receives an additional $15, thereby enabling them to spend up to $30 at each market during the season. To claim SNAP tokens at the Somerville Winter Farmer Market, please see Steve at the SNAP Booth.

Please note: customers looking to process SNAP/EBT can enter the market downstairs to come to the SNAP booth.
Donate to Local Food Access!
Crop Update

Take a sneak peak into which veggies our farmers are bringing to market this week!

Brookford Farm: 
Potatoes, Onions, Cabbage, Leeks, Turnips, Carrots, Kohlrabi, Celeriac, Kale

Winter Moon Roots: Carrots, beets, and radishes of every color and shape; Parsnips, Macomber Rutabaga
Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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
Rockland Trust 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.
Our mailing address is:
191 Highland Ave. Suite 1-C
Somerville, MA 02143

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