To provide members of the community a place to purchase fresh, local produce and goods directly from farmers and producers in a congenial atmosphere; to provide farmers and producers a direct market for their produce and goods; to support local agriculture and producers; to educate our community about eating healthfully; to educate residents about maintaining a healthy environment and the importance of sustainable agriculture; and to provide a social experience that helps build community and enhances the quality of life in Belmont.
The Market is located in the Town Center parking lot, in Belmont, Mass.
Belmont Food Collaborative, Inc.
The Market is a project of the Belmont Food Collaborative, Inc. BFC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose goal is to increase education about food and nutrition, and to help families in need get fresh produce. Read about BFC in the Spring 2011 issue of the Roots & Sprouts newsletter and see the 2013 report on activities (pdf).
Partners and memberships
The Belmont Farmers’ Market is a Partnering Organization of Cool Belmont, a Sustainable Belmont initiative, a member of the Belmont Center Business Association and a member of the Farmers Market Coalition.
BFM in the news
We won Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston for Best Farmers’ Market in 2009, (they loved our events tent!) and tied for second place in 2010 (those were the only years for that category). They included us in 2014’s 15 Farmers’ Markets To Try This Summer.
CityVoter.com put us on their Boston A-List of “Farmers’ Market – Best of 2014“. The article “6 Tips For Enjoying Massachusetts Farmers Markets” mentioned our collaboration with the Belmont Public Library.
An article in Boston.com about living in Belmont called out the events that make our Market so much fun: “Along with its weekly vendors, the market also has story time for kids, tasting events, and performances.”
Thanks to our volunteers
Many volunteers help run the Market. And we get a lot of support from many departments in the Town of Belmont. And shoppers – what would the Market be without shoppers?