An up Market

September 20, 2011
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A farmer from Farmer Dave's Dracut based farming operation shows off some locally grown corn with a customer at last week's farmer's market in Downtown Lynn. The farmer's market is held every Thursday from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the corner of Union and Exchange Streets.

Run by the Food Project, the Lynn Farmers’ Market is held every Thursday from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the corner of Union and Exchange Streets. A variety of vendors selling local produce, honey, sauces and dressings, breads, and flowers are on hand and all accept EBT/Food Stamps, WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons, and cash.

At the market, farms like the Food Project are committed to providing customers with a wide variety of fresh, local and sustainable grown produce.

Much of it comes from urban farm sites, only blocks away from the market in Lynn, while the rest is harvested by youth on a farm out in Lincoln, Beverly, and Ipswich.

In addition to local produce, you may also find fresh fruit from local orchards, homegrown veggies from neighborhood gardeners, bread and baked goods from local bakeries, flowers from our farm, and local honey from the Boston Honey Company.

Farmers markets have long served as vibrant centers for community building, information exchange, health and nutrition education, and local entertainment as well as a venue for community economic development.

At the market in Lynn local growers and food vendors are invited to sell their produce and other goods alongside the Food Project. Organizers also seeks out community and youth groups, nutritionists, artists, musicians, and other entertainers to attend the market throughout the season, contributing to the vibrant, festive atmosphere that make farmers’ markets such an enjoyable place to visit and shop.

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