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Winter Farmer's Market

by Tony Lulek

 Natick Winter Farmer’s Market...

Did you ever wish there was a place you could go in the winter to hang out, see friends, listen to music, and shop for great food and crafts? The Natick Farmers Market indoor winter market is opening on January 7th. If you have had the opportunity to attend the summer market, you know what I am talking about.

This is no ordinary market.  This IS a place to hang out, relax, and buy some of the most amazing local fresh foods and crafts. It was a common sight in the summer to see whole families come and spend 2-3 hours just hanging out on the common. This was the place where everybody knew your name, or at least your face. Kids running around, moms and dads doing their weekly shopping for fresh vegetables, breads, pasta and more, running into old friends and new, watching hula-hoop dancers and karate expositions. This wasn’t just about shopping; it was about community and the people who care about what they eat and what they buy.

Deb Sayer and the Natick Center Associates have done a great job of creating a community of farmers, crafters, and local residents who value the work that goes into producing fresh foods and crafts. This is the third year of the winter market, and it has been moved to a new location. The former location, The Johnson School, was just too small. The new location is the Metrowest Medical Center, Leonard Morse Hospital, 67 Union Street, Natick. This past summer there were over 30 vendors attending the market, and a majority of them will be at the winter market. Now there will be more room to accommodate all the wonderful farmers and vendors you have come to love.

If you haven’t been to the summer market, now is your chance to experience a bit of it in the middle of winter. Bring the family, come hang out, get a cup of coffee, and spend some time listening to music and perusing all the wonderful foods and crafts. You can plan a whole breakfast, lunch or dinner, and buy everything you need at the market: fresh fish, meat, and pasta, winter vegetables, pickles, honey, breads and more. Several Holliston residents are involved,Little Beehive Farm, Paws 2 Celebrate, and Bobby Blair with his Dahlias when in season.

For more information visit our web site: or Natick Winter Farmers Market on Facebook.