After a snow-filled March and a cold, rainy Patriots’ Day, Egleston Farmers’ Market’s opening announcement gives Bostonians hope that warmer weather and fresher produce is on its way! The market will kick off on May 5th during the annual “Wake Up the Earth” festival and will continue May 12th with the official opening. Egleston vendors will be set up every Saturday thereafter from 10-2 at 31 Germania Street.
The neighborhood is looking forward to the excitement of the 2018 market. "I love how the Egleston Square Market creates a destination in the neighborhood on Saturday mornings. I enjoy starting my summer weekends off with a trip to the market where I'll often pick up fresh produce and fish, hear about what else is growing in the fields, and find a tasty treat while catching up with a few neighbors.” said Kim S. of Jamaica Plain.
Vendors are also eager to connect with the community. “El Colombiano Coffee’s core principles are FLAVOR and FAIRNESS. Being part of the Egleston Farmers Market makes it easy to carry out our core principles as well as find people looking for flavor and fairness from vendors.” Said Javier, Owner of El Colombiano Coffee. “The perfect match! Every week I look forward to passionately sharing our coffee’s origins, stories and details.”
“It is a neighborhood market in every sense of the word. People rarely drive to the market, but instead, walk or ride their bikes, and besides shopping and checking out the musicians, the people hang out to see their neighbors. Rain or shine, we - the vendors, see the same smiling faces every week.” said Jude Z, a local farmer.
Marketgoers can expect to see a wide variety of vendors at this year’s market. Returning vendors include El Colombiano (coffee), Mr Tamole, Red's Best fish, Third Cliff bakery, Urban Kitchen Handmade, Neighborhood Farm and The Food Project. 21st Century tofu, located at 30 Germania St., will also be opening its doors during market hours. The Egelston Farmer’s Market sends a warm welcome to first year vendors City Compost, Koshari Mama, One Pine Day, and Mass Hole Donuts. An especially exciting first year vendor is Brookford Farm who will be offering a wide variety of meats and cheeses, fulfilling a long-time request of market-goers. The community will also find live musical entertainment and children’s activities every Saturday. The Blues Dream Box will kick off the market, followed by performances by Rose and the Wild Edibles and more.
Lawn signs advertising the market will be dispersed around Jamaica Plain by volunteers on Saturday, April 21st and Friday, May 10th. The Egleston Market will also be participating in Porchfest and JP Open Studios.