Braintree Farmers Market Events 2018-19

The Braintree Farmers Market operates on Saturdays from 9 to 1 starting June 16-Oct 27 with a Thanksgiving Market on Nov 17, 2018 including four Winter/Spring dates in 2019.  Special Events:

Opening Day-Herb Plant Give Away

When: Saturday June 16, 2018 9 AM – 1 PM
Where:  Braintree Town Hall,  1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree
Description:  Celebrate the Opening Day for the Farmer’s Market season with all your favorite farmers and artisan food vendors.  South Shore Bank will be joining us and handing out FREE herb plants for your kitchen garden.  Start of the season right by picking up locally grown produce and a FREE herb plant that will spice up your meals throughout the season.

Strawberry Festival

When: Saturday June 23, 2018 9 AM – 1 PM
Where:  Braintree Town Hall,  1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree
Description:  It’s Strawberry Season in Massachusetts and what better way to commemorate this precious berry than to serve up Strawberry Shortcakes made by the LollyCake Ladies and served up with the help of Liberty Bay Credit Union with strawberries locally grown by C.N. Smith Farm.   This event is sponsored in part by by Liberty Bay Credit Union.

Clam & Lobster Feast

When: Saturday Sept 1, 2018 9 AM – 1 PM
Where:  Braintree Town Hall,  1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree
Description:  Join us on the Braintree Town Hall Green as Fresh Catch Seafood sets up and serves and array of seafood made to order.  Steamers, lobsters, stuffed quahogs, clam chowder, lobster bisque, lobster rolls and all the fixings.  Stop by for one of the most popular events of the season.  This event is sponsored by Fresh Catch Seafood.

Historical Braintree Market

When: Saturday Oct 27, 2018 9 AM – 1 PM
Where:  Braintree Historical Society,  Washington Street, Braintree
Description:  For the final outdoor market of the season we are celebrating Braintree’s history by relocating across the street on the grounds of the Braintree Historical Society.  Stop by to vote at the Braintree Town Hall and walk across the street to pick up your local foods while exploring the particulars of Braintree’s past.

Indoor Braintree Thanksgiving Farmers Market

When: Saturday November 17, 2018 9 AM – 1 PM
Where:  Braintree Town Hall,  1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree
Description:  Celebrate the end of the Farmer’s Market season with a full harvest for your holiday table. Gift baskets & local crafts will also be available. The market will be located inside the Braintree Town Hall.  Live music and a horse-drawn hayride.  This event is sponsored by Liberty Bay Credit Union. Music sponsored by Braintree Electric Dept.  This is a hoe-down not to be missed!

Winter/Spring Farmers’ Markets

When: Saturday Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4, 2019 9 AM – 1 PM
Where:  Braintree Town Hall,  1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree
Description:  Due to popular demand we are now working on having four farmers markets during the winter and spring months.  The Braintree Farmers Market will be held inside the Braintree Town Hall Cahill Auditorium on four Saturdays from 9 to 1.  Support your favorite vendors and enjoy your favorite local foods throughout the year.

Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day-Last Outdoor Market
When:  Saturday, Oct 28, 2017  9 AM – 1 PM
Where: Braintree Farmers Market/Town Hall 1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree
Description: Make A Difference Day is a national day of helping other people, held each year on the fourth Saturday in October. In Braintree, we participate by holding a collection at Town Hall for new and gently used goods for a variety of local nonprofit organizations.  Make a donation and receive a free pumpkin grown by C.N. Smith Farm sponsored by Rockland Trust and hosted by Sustainable Braintree. (while supplies last)

Donations Needed:

NEW OR QUALITY USED ITEMS: Bikes not Bombs: Bicycles, bike parts and bike accessories (broken items OK but no rust; no scooters or motorized bikes) Please make a tax-deductible donation of $10.00 per bike to fund the shipping of the bike overseas

Kids’ Clothes Closet: Fall and winter clothing (infant to high school)

Cradles to Crayons: Children’s clothing (new/like new), books, toys & games, crib & twin size bedding, pack-n-plays, stroller & car seats less than 5 yrs old. New feeding & safety equipment, packaged diapers & hygiene items

Quincy Animal Shelter: Old sheets and blankets

Marge Crispin Center: Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap), non-perishable food, paper goods (including napkins and paper towels), laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, diapers, sanitary items, baby wipes

Cell Phones for Cell Phones for Soldiers

Eyeglasses for Lions Recycle for Sight

MISCELLANEOUS: Soda can tabs for Shriners hospitals, Box Tops for Education, wine corks, old keys for, Campbell’s labels

See for a full list of items:
Stuffed animals, worn clothing, old linens, towels, blankets, curtains; Old shoes, sneakers and boots; Old accessories, belts, ties, backpacks and purses.

Braintree Farmers Market 2017

The Braintree Farmers Market is currently being organized for the 2017 season.  We’re looking forward to providing our community with another abundant harvest of local foods and farms.  Our committee is in the midst of signing on our past vendors and recruiting new ones that we think will add more diversity to our high quality local food products.  If you think you would like to become a vendor please fill out our Potential Vendor Survey with your information.  If the committee determines that your products would make a good fit you will be contacted and sent our applications.  The market only allows happy vendors with a sense of humor.  NO crafts.  The BFM has already reached it’s capacity for produce growers but will still consider artisan foods made locally.  All prepared foods must be made in commercially permitted kitchens, vendors must present proof of insurance for your business, and obtain a temporary food permit from the Braintree Board of Health.  The Town of Braintree has approved Farmer Wine tasting at the market and we are presently seeking farmer wine vendors to join our lineup.

Volunteers are the reason for the success behind the Braintree Farmers Market. We’re always looking for folks to help out at the market with specific tasks on market days and special events.  If you think you have a unique talent that would compliment the farmers market, or would simply like to pitch in, we would love to hear from you.  Join our dynamic and devoted team that brings local farms and foods to Braintree with a flair for environmental issues. Questions or comments? Email Pepe at

The Braintree Farmers Market hosts one Community Tent which includes a table and chairs, available every week for the use by a local, non-profit, community organization (free of charge).  The market is currently organizing the Community Tent for the 2017 season.  Please review the Rules and if you think your organization may benefit from this opportunity please contact  Space is limited.

The Braintree Farmer’s Market would like to thank the following companies and organizations that help the BFM through their generous support. Please be sure to return the favor by thanking them with your patronage.

On Opening Day/June 17th Braintree Cooperative Bank will be handing out complimentary herb seedling plants grown by Second Nature Farm while supplies last.  Liberty Bay Credit Union has made a pledge to our Matching Funds EBT Program to help make our healthy foods accessible to all income levels.  For every $15 of EBT tokens purchased the market matches it with another $15.  Liberty Bay Credit Union has been a generous sponsor for the Annual Thanksgiving Holiday Market.  A YUGE Thanks to Braintree Electric Light Department for sponsoring the Braintree Farmers Market Local Musicians Series for the 2017 season.  BELD also donated the events tent to the Braintree Farmers Market that is used for our Special Events.

Thanks to EVERYONE who supports the Braintree Farmers Market and stay tuned!

Thanksgiving Holiday Farmers Market

Indoor Braintree Thanksgiving Farmers Market
When: Saturday November 19, 9 AM – 1 PM
Where:  Braintree Town Hall,  1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree
Description:  Celebrate the end of the Farmer’s Market season with a full harvest for your holiday table.  All of our farmers and vendors will be on hand to provide you with the freshest local foods around. Gift baskets & local crafts will also be available. The market will be located inside and in front of the Braintree Town Hall.  Some of our vendors are providing Special Ordering which means you can place an order with them and pick it up on Nov 19th during the farmers’ market.
Casba’s Thanksgiving Holiday Menu:
MEZE: for 4 to 6 people
* Home made classic hummus: Chickpeas, fresh lemon juice, tahini sauce, garlic, and sea salt.
*Different flavors of hummus dips:   Roasterd beets hummus, Roasted red peppers hummus
– Baba Ghanouj: roaster eggplant, tahini sauce, lemon juice, and Sea salt
– Tabbouleh: Fresh parsley, tomatoes, mints, cucumber, Cracked wheat, fresh lemon juice and olive oil
– Falafel balls: Our own spinach stuffed falafel balls made of chickpeas, vegetables, herbs and spices
– Moroccan marinated olives: mix olives, herbs, Pimento, Spice
– Cheese bite: Marinated feta cheese in a fresh lemon juice olive oil dressing
– Stuffed grape leaf (Dolmades): Rice, tomatoes, chickpeas, herbs, Pomegranate molasses
– Stuffed homemade savory dough: ”bite size”:  Meat Fatayer: ground lamb, ground beef, bell peppers, onions and Mediterranean spices in a freshly made dough, Spinach Fatayer: spinach, onions, tomatoes, olive oil, sumac, Sea salt and pepper
– Phyllo cheese roll ups: feta cheese, eggs, herbs, salt and pepper
– Moroccan triangle chicken bastilla: Home made phyllo dough, braised chicken in a Moroccan marinate, eggs, herbs, and toasted almond
– Desserts
Apple pie, Pumpkin pie, Strawberry rhubarb pie, Baklava, Special orders for Gluten free, 0 calorie sugar, and dairy free pie.
NOTE: all savory fatayer, bastila, chees are half cooked are ready to be finished baking for an other ten minutes Thanksgiving day.
For fresh products.
Contact Casba by email at or call 339-793-1889 to place orders
Fresh Catch Seafood will be bringing:  Stuffed shrimp 6 ct for $12.00  per package, Scallops  Wrapped in Bacon  12 ct  per tray  $ 15.00, Seafood stuffed mushrooms  12 ct per tray  $ 11.00, Portabella stuffed mushrooms  12 ct per  tray  $8.00
Special Orders with Fresh Catch can be made thru their website.  Call 508-339-5187 to place orders.
VT Syrup Company

VT Syrup Company

The Vermont Syrup Company is doing a promotion where any pre-orders made will receive a 10 percent discount.  Also,  when any of our quantities of maple syrup or maple cream are purchased in quantities of 6 or more they will receive 20% off.  Email to place your orders!
Joe Beaulieu Butcher Shop will be mostly stocked with beef.  Any special orders can be made by calling Joe @ 508.496.9209 or email at
Live music and a horse-drawn hayride.  This event is sponsored by Liberty Bay Credit Union. Music sponsored by Braintree Electric Dept.  This is a hoe-down not to be missed!

BELD Celebrates Public Power Week

Mike Ford can tell you all about electric cars at the market.

Public Power Week this year with a special tent at the Braintree Farmers Market Oct. 1.

Join Braintree Electric Light Dept. at the Farmers Market between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, on the Town Hall Mall. Shoppers can visit with BELD staff, who will answer questions about our solar energy project and BELD Broadband offerings. Also, a representative from will be on hand to show off an electric vehicle (EV), take signups for test drives, and provide information on BELD’s new EV program. Kids can pick up a hardhat and explore the bucket truck—parents are encouraged to bring a camera. There will be a “Taste of the Farmers Market” drawing just for Braintree residents (look for the entry form in BELD’s Bright Ideas newsletter with September electric bills).

Backyard Beekeeping Sept 17

Local Honey Beekeepers Day
When:  Saturday, Sept 17, 2016 9 AM – 1 PM
Where: Braintree Farmers Market 1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree
Description: Throughout the market day Allen Hiltz, our local beekeeper expert, will be under under our events tent fielding questions about how to raise bees and harvest honey.  Allen brings along his observational hive so you can witness this complex social community of bees who all hail to the queen!  Stop by and try to find her among her many subjects.  Bring all your questions about this burgeoning hobby.  zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…..

Backyard Chickens Sept 10

Backyard Chicken Day
When:  Saturday, Sept 10, 2016 9 AM – 1 PM
Where: Braintree Farmers Market 1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree
Description: Throughout the market day their will be chicken experts under our events tent fielding questions about how to raise backyard chickens.
At 11am there will be a Backyard Chicken seminar with in depth information.  Love the local food movement? Ever thought you might like to try keeping your own chickens? Come join “The Chickeness”, Khrysti Smyth, of Yardbirds Backyard Chickens for a rundown of popular breeds, housing needs and design, feeding and care, health, laws and zoning, info on how to effortlessly mix chickens and neighbors, and everything else you might want to know about keeping your own backyard chickens. Course materials will be provided, and each attendee will receive a signed Certificate of Course Completion. Come find out whether keeping chickens might be a good addition to your garden, your kitchen, and your family’s overall health and well-being, and meet a few of her feathered Chicken Ambassadors too!

Khrysti Smyth (AKA The Chickeness) has been an urban backyard chicken farmer since 2009 and is the founder of Yardbirds Backyard Chickens. With a lifetime of animal husbandry, five years as a veterinary technician, and two degrees in Wildlife Ecology, Khrysti offers a wide range of services including classes, chicken care trainings, coop and chicken consultations, chicken brokering, chicken/farm sitting, help with permits, coop building and installation, monthly maintenance and health check-up services, and even chicken and farm sitting!  Lately she has been a strong advocate for your chickens helpful role as garden work-birds – happily consuming all your weeds, bugs, thinned seedlings, dead leaves, grass cuttings, etc., and turning it all into amazing compost –while still adding delicious and healthy egg protein to your homegrown bounty!

This event is free!

Clam and Lobster Feast Saturday

Braintree Farmers Market Clam & Lobster Feast
When:  Saturday, Sept 3, 2016 9 AM – 1 PM
Where: Braintree Farmers Market 1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree
Description: Enjoy a freshly prepared New England Clam & Lobster Feast with veggies from our Market farmers. Also featured will be Clam Chowder, Lobster Bisque & Lobster Rolls. Tables & chairs will be provided under our Events Tent. This Clam & Lobster Feast has become a much-anticipated tradition at the Braintree Farmers Market!  The Clam & Lobster Feast is sponsored by Fresh Catch Seafood.

Braintree Farmers Market Clam and Lobster Feast-This Saturday from 9 to 1 Sept 3, 2016.  Serving starting at 10 am-or thereabouts.
FRESH CATCH PRESENTS: We will be cooking right there on site
1lb of steamers 9.00
2lbs of steamers 17.00
1 ¼ lbs Steamed Lobster 9.00
Twin lobsters 18.00
Clam Chowder 5.00
Lobster Bisque 5.00
Lobster Salad finger Roll 6.00
Corn on the Cob 1.00
Homemade Stuffed Quahogs 1.99
Littlenecks on ½ shell 1.00
Oysters on ½ shell 1.50
NEW ENGLAND CLAM BAKE comes with 1 CT lobster, 1 lb. steamers, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, onions and seasoning 20.00

Find out why so many folks LOVE this special event!

Kids’ Power Of Produce Club

The Braintree Farmers Market has been selected from farmers’ markets across the country to participate in a Kids’ Power Of Produce Club sponsorship from the Farmers Market Coalition and Chipotle. Each Saturday throughout the month of August we will be hosting a Power of Produce Tent at the market from 9:30-11:30am. Bring your kids to participate in activities designed to encourage healthy eating. Kids who complete activities will be rewarded with a $5 voucher to be used to purchase produce from our farmers. Mark your calendars!

Opening Day June 18th/Strawberry Fest/Herb Giveaway

It’s getting so close we can almost taste it.  Join us on Opening Day and our Strawberry Festival under our events tent. Lollycake Ladies will be serving up freshly made Strawberry Shortcakes with local strawberries from C.N. Smith Farm.  The market will also be kickin’ off our 2016 Local Musicians Series sponsored by BELD.  All your favorite farmers and vendors will be here with a few new ones too.  You won’t want to miss this one!

Freshly cut herbs from the market.

Freshly cut herbs from the market.

For the first time ever the Braintree Cooperative Bank will be giving away herb seedlings grown by Second Nature Farm.  As a neighborly gesture the Braintree Cooperative Bank will be handing our young herb plants for your garden or window box so that you can enjoy fresh herbs with your market foods.  Get to the market early as they are available while supplies last.

Marielle Murray from LollyCake Ladies

Marielle Murray from LollyCake Ladies

Lollycake Ladies will be celebrating the opening of the Braintree Farmers Market and the Strawberry Festival with a classic Strawberry Shortcake.  Its a simple but tasty combination of biscuit, strawberries and cream that will definitely start your summer off right!  The shortcake recipe has been handed down through the generations and its buttery, light, fluffy and delicious.  The strawberries are from local and fellow vendor C.N. Smith Farm.

See you on Saturday June 18, 2016 from 9 to 1 at the Braintree Town Hall Mall in Braintree, MA.  Try us out once and you’ll be back every Saturday.