At The Food Project, we believe that everyone has a right to fresh, healthy produce. We help make this a reality by strategically locating our farmers’ markets in areas with limited fresh food access. The Food Project sells local vegetables and fruits straight from our farms at our farmers’ markets in Boston and Lynn. All of our markets accept SNAP/HIP, P-EBT, Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupons, WIC, debit, cash, and credit as payment.
Winter Farmers’ Market – Central Square, Lynn
Stock up on fresh, local veggies this season at our outdoor winter farmers’ market!
Local Farmers: Farmer Dave’s, Phalla’s Produce, Riverdale Farm
Location: 20 Exchange Street, Lynn
Day/Time: Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Outdoor Market Dates:
-December 5th and 19th
-March 6th and 20th
-April 13th and 17th
-May 1st and 15th
-June 5th and 19th
Online Market Dates:
Order online. Pick up at 20 Exchange Street, Lynn. Check back for details on how to order online.
-February 6th and 20th
Health and Safety
The Food Project is complying with all federal, state, and city COVID-19 regulations to ensure our markets are safe for our customers and staff. Please help us keep our community healthy by wearing a mask, maintaining six feet between yourself and others, and following staff instructions carefully when you arrive to each market. Stay home if ill. Please refer to the CDC guidelines. Vendors will be bagging your produce for you. All Food Project staff members will be wearing masks and gloves for your safety. Sanitizer and/or hand-washing stations will be available for your use.
2020/2021 Market Schedule
|Name of Market||Location||Day / Time||Season||Directions|
|Lynn Winter Farmers’ Market||20 Exchange Street, Lynn||See details above.||Winter 2020/2021||Directions|
|Dudley Farmers’ Market||Dudley St. & Blue Hill Ave., Roxbury
||See you next season!||Summer 2021||Directions|
|Ashmont Farmers’ Market (Run by Ashmont Main Streets)||1900 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester||See you next season!||Summer 2021||Directions|
|Lynn Central Square Farmers’ Market||Mt. Vernon St. & Exchange St., Lynn||See you next season!||Summer 2021||Directions|
SNAP/HIP Accessible Food
Click here for more information on SNAP and HIP.
Much of the food sold at these markets is grown and harvested by our youth, staff, and volunteers on our urban farms located only blocks away from the markets. Our suburban farms supplement this selection with crops that require more space to grow, like melons and winter squash. In addition to our sustainably grown produce, you may also find flowers from our farms, fruit from nearby orchards, and local honey.
A Vibrant Food Culture
Our markets build on the strong and vibrant food cultures in Boston and Lynn. In order to better serve our customers, we grow and sell community-requested veggies such as “Tongue of Fire” shell beans (often used in Cape Verdean cuisine), assorted hot peppers, callaloo (often used in Caribbean dishes), and East Asian cooking greens, among other produce.
In addition to increasing food access, we hope that our farmers’ markets serve as centers for community involvement. To help accomplish this, The Food Project’s farmers’ markets often include community and youth groups, nutritionists, fitness instructors, artisans, musicians, and more.
Want a weekly share of farm fresh veggies? We also offer a CSA!
To learn more about our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares, click here.