Welcome to Ashfield Farmers Market!

The Ashfield Farmers Market is held in the Town Common on Main Street in Ashfield, MA.

Every Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm

May 13 through October 28, 2017 

Rain or shine

Fruits, vegetables, dairy products, eggs an d meats, potted plants and cut flowers, honey, maple products, baked goods and coffee, local artisans, live music.

Contact our market administrator, Teri Rutherford, with any questions.
We’d love to hear from you.  You can email us at:  AshfieldFarmersMarket[at]gmail.com

Vendors

Here is a list of weekly vendors. We also have occasional vendors that participate when their produce is in season. Check the Ashfield Farmers Market Facebook page for current information.

Vision

FIRST, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

On behalf of all the Ashfield Farmers Market Vendors, we thank the Town of Ashfield for the use of the Town Common. We also thank St. John’s Episcopal Church for allowing public use of their bathroom! We are also extremely grateful for the generosity of Gloria Picosa and the Ashfield Historical Society for allowing us to store signs and equipment on their properties and to the Ashfield News for providing this free column space! Thank you all so much!

ASHFIELD FARMERS MARKET ASSOCIATION

The Ashfield Farmer’s Market is a public market for the purpose of connecting and mutually benefiting local farmers, communities, and shoppers while promoting and selling products primarily grown and raised by participating farmers.

The AFMA is a democratically organized group of Farmers with revolving Co-Chairpersons who are responsible for managing the Market. AFMA is a member of the Massachusetts Federation of Farmers Markets and buys market liability insurance from the Federation. AFMA has a website www.ashfieldfarmersmarket.com, an email address ashfieldfarmersmarket@gmail.com, and a Facebook page with lots of great photos!

Want to help out?

The AFMA Farmers – not only grow, harvest, clean, transport and set up their products for sale at the Ashfield Farmers Market- but they also submit an application and pay a fee to participate. These fees vary according to how often the vendor participates and range from $150/season to $25/day for a 10’x10’ tent space. Each vendor also volunteers for one of the following jobs:

Jobs for before the Market starts:

  • Write a AFM message on Community chalkboard @ Post Office

  • Set out AFM sign stored at the Ashfield Historical Society

  • Retrieve market cart, chairs, & cones from Gloria’s barn.

  • Bring market tent over from Ashfield Historical Society side porch and set up for musicians or over picnic table.

  • Prop front door and tidy up Episcopal Church bathroom to be used for the day.

  • Move cones to the opposite side of the street to block off parking after all or most vendors are set up.

  • Move picnic table to the center of the market tents.

Jobs for after the Market ends:

  • Pick up trash and compost at the end of the market and take trash to recycle center.

  • Break down market tent and return to the Historical Society side porch

  • Return AFM sign to Historical Society side porch

  • Collect cones from roadside and put in cart

  • Return market cart with, cones, chairs, and children’s books to Gloria’s barn

  • Tidy up and close up church bathroom and church front door.

  • Move picnic table back to the east edge of the Town Common

Would you be willing to help set up or breakdown the Market? Your assistance would be very much appreciated!

The Ashfield Farmers market has great potential! Please consider becoming involved in sustaining the Ashfield Farmers Market! To join the effort and/or to share your ideas and suggestions, email Sue and Donna at ashfieldfarmersmarket@gmail.com.