Amherst Wednesday Market at Kendrick Park

Wednesdays May – October

2-6pm Rain or Shine

SNAP

We accept SNAP every market!
But we want to do more to increase food access in Amherst. Which is why we have our SNAP Fundraiser: 
I’m sure you know about the three Amherst markets. But did you know that in addition to having overlap of vendors at the three Amherst markets, we are all working together to increase food access? The Amherst markets are accepting funds for SNAP Doubling. What does that mean? On select days (like this Wednesday), when recipients of SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps) swipe their cards, the markets will match their swipe of up to $5. Some other markets in our area, most notably the Northampton Tuesday Market, are successful at matching SNAP of up to $10. In order to do that kind of matching campaign, the Amherst Markets needs a robust fund. SNAP Doubling has been shown to significantly increase purchases of items at market, and is a way to support both SNAP recipients and our hard working farmers.
Questions? Feel free to contact me or stop by the market tent and talk to the folks processing credit/debit cards and SNAP.  If you want to contribute to the Amherst Market SNAP Fund, please mail checks (payable to Kendrick Park Market LLC) to:
Amherst Wednesday Market
P.O. Box 220
Amherst, MA 01004

Grow Food Amherst Events!

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Come check out the Grow Food Amherst kid-friendly activities!! Check out our schedule for events here.  This week, June 11th, there will be free tomato plants for Father’s Day– “Pot a Plant for Papa!”

Backyard Bakery
Dorie is your go-to baker with amazing sourdough BIKED into town from her certified home bakery in Amherst. Try her whole grain rye, or snack sized scones for an afternoon pick-me-up!

EIEIO Farm/ Honey n Schmaltz Catering
Delicious meat and prepared foods. 100% grass fed, grass finished beef, lamb & goats, with foraging pork & poultry. Meat and vegetables available right off the grill! Grab a late lunch or something for dinner.

The Flexible Farmer
Lydia provides ergonomic injury prevention training as well as excellent massage therapy. Stop by for a massage by the minute, or to discuss her workshops for your business. Stretch a little, you’ll feel better.

Fungi Ally & Mi Tierra Tortillas
Willie will have a stock of fresh mushrooms and growing bags from his little corner of North Amherst, as well as Mi Tierra Tortillas, fresh off the new machine they have cranking in Springfield!

The Kitchen Garden
Stop in for your greens, first squash and tender broccoli of the season! Check out their incredible recipe page here.

Red Fire Farm
Bedding plants GALORE! Flowers, veggies, fruit and more. Greenhouse cucumbers, tomatoes and carrots, as well as asparagus and strawberries(limited supply!!) spring dug parsnips, local wheat, and more.

Sweet Roots Gardens
EGGS, tender salad greens, and natural bath products, including scrubs and lotions. See Sara for kids’ table time with the children’s activities!

The Turkish Kitchen
Artisanally prepared foods, specializing in traditional phyllo pastries and salads. This traditional Turkish cuisine that takes you straight to the Mediterranean. Left hungry for more? Take-home mixes, are available so you can re-create a fully inspired meal at home!

Warner Farm
Strawberries and asparagus- what more could you want!? Congratulations Dave & Jess on a magical wedding this past weekend!!

The Wednesday Market at Kendrick Park aims to grow community from the soil up by bringing together farmers, artisans, musicians, and folks of all ages to celebrate and support local agriculture. Join us at Kendrick Park, just North of downtown Amherst, every Wednesday afternoon from 2:00 to 6:00 pm from May to October.
Stock up on farm fresh produce, listen to great live music, grab a wholesome bite from one of our prepared food vendors, and relax with friends and family on the green at Kendrick Park. Your Wednesdays just got wicked local!
Abby Getman, Market Manager can be reached at: amherstwednesdaymarket@gmail.com

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