Mayor Arrigo joins Governor Baker In Proclaiming August 6-12 2017 "Massachusetts Farmers’ Market Week"; Visit the Revere Farmers Market This Friday!
August 8, 2017
In recognition of the positive contributions of Massachusetts’ farmers’ markets to agriculture and public health, Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed August 6-12, 2017 “Massachusetts Farmers’ Market Week.”
Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo joins Governor Baker in encouraging residents to celebrate and enjoy local Farmers Markets – especially the Revere Farmers Market, held each Friday from 12:00 PM-4:30 PM on the American Legion Lawn, 249 Broadway.
“This week, and all season long, we are proud to celebrate Massachusetts many farmers’ markets and support the continued viability of family farms, local food production and community camaraderie,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “I encourage all Massachusetts residents to visit a farmers’ market and purchase fresh Massachusetts-grown products to support your local farmers.”
“Revere has made our Farmers Market a priority and we’re excited to see it continue to grow,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “In addition to welcoming local farmers and vendors, we have tried to make the Market a destination and an event for families and residents of all ages.”
In addition to fresh food and vendors, this year’s Revere Farmers Market has featured fitness classes, children’s activities, food demonstrations, giveaways and more.
Massachusetts hosts approximately 240 summer and fall farmers’ markets and another 40 winter farmers’ markets across the Commonwealth.
“Farmers’ markets are an important direct market venue for growers and food producers across the Commonwealth and help to stimulate local economies,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Matthew Beaton. “By supporting farmers’ markets, the Baker-Polito Administration hopes to continue to support family farms and increase access to fresh, health food to all Massachusetts residents.”
Farmers’ markets provide access to fresh, healthy foods to all citizens of the Commonwealth. Revere’s Farmers Market is one of many across the Commonwealth that also participates in matching programs that enhance the purchasing power of low-income residents, veterans, and seniors.
The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources compiles an annual list of Massachusetts farmers’ markets, listing days, locations, times, and opening and closing dates for each market. An interactive map of farmers’ markets statewide is available here (http://www.mass.gov/agr/massgrown/farmers_markets.htm).
More information about the Revere Farmers Market is available by calling 781-286-8198 or emailing email@example.com.