Egleston Square Farmers Market is a vendor-managed, volunteer and community-led initiative to make fresh, locally-grown food accessible to residents of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, while supporting the local economy.
Egleston Square Farmers Market strives to make local, healthy food available to everyone in Jamaica Plain and Roxbury.
In 2018, we are expanding the summer market to further our mission of fostering our food-based community, bringing people together from all parts of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. We’re also committed to helping make local, healthy food affordable. EBT cards are welcome, and SNAP recipients can earn benefits through the Healthy Incentives Program, launched Summer 2017.
Sharing delicious food has a way of bringing people together. Jamaica Plain and Roxbury are diverse neighborhoods, but residents from different races, classes and ethnic groups don’t always socialize together. In the fall of 2011, a group of farmers, local food lovers, and community members from Egleston Square Main Street, the Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition, and other groups decided that a winter farmers market would be a great way to unite the community and support local businesses. We formed an advisory committee to help Market Manager Kate Peppard launch the market.
Egleston Farmers Market opened as an indoor winter market in November, 2012 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall in Jamaica Plain. The market attracted hundreds of people each week to enjoy local food, listen to live music, and meet their neighbors. Based on the popularity of the winter market, we decided to add an outdoor summer/fall market in the church parking lot. In 2014, we moved the market location to the Brewery Complex and have held our summer market in the JPNDC parking lot each year since. We look forward to a robust 4th summer at 31 Germania Street beginning in May 2018.