Ipswich Farmers Market

The Ipswich Farmers Market is every Wednesday 3:30-6:30pm on the South Village Green

Farm fresh vegetables, fruit, honey, maple syrup, eggs, herbs, flowers, local artisans and featured community initiatives as well as lively entertainment weekly! The Ipswich Farmers Market vision is “To support a vibrant local food-based economy and help nurture a more sustainable community.” The market features local food growers and purveyors, crafters and artists, as well as family activities and live music every week. 

Community Building

  • The Ipswich Farmers’ Market provides a fun, engaging venue for the greater Ipswich community to gather, play, listen to music and meet neighbors.
  • Town-run groups are invited to participate in the market to let the community know what opportunities are available to them.

We Support Our Local Economy

  • According to survey responses, 63% of market-goers say they shop in other downtown businesses on market days.
  • According to the Farmers' Market Coalition, for every $100 spent at a Farmers’ Market, $99 stays in state.

We Support Sustainability

  • All agricultural vendors are small-scale farmers who are improving their land by growing responsibly.
  • The Farmers’ Market helps farmers know what their customers are looking for, which promotes sustainable business planning and reduces food waste.

Educational Opportunities

  • Ipswich Elementary School families each receive a packet of seeds for the kids to grow and the option to bring their seeds to the market for help getting started.
  • We provide a free space at every market for educational and nonprofit organizations from around the North Shore to connect with the community.  Some of the organizations we have provided space for in years past include:
    • Food pantries
    • Birth to Three
    • Ipswich High School Environmental Club
    • Animal rescue groups
    • Ipswich River Watershed Association

We Support Food Access Equality

  • We accept EBT/SNAP and WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons to ensure that our food is accessible to everyone in our community.
  • We have a 1:1 matching program for SNAP so that food dollars go further.

Cultural Connection

  • Our music program pays local musicians to play at the market each week.  This provides an uplifting atmosphere for the community and supports the musicians.
  • Local artisans join the market to connect directly with consumers and showcase their work.
Saturdays, June 17 - September 30, 2017 9am-Noon rain or shine