Salem, Massachusetts is a town full of history, and their small but well-curated farmers’ market is no different. Located in downtown Derby Square in front of the Old Town Hall—the oldest surviving municipal building in Salem—this market traces its origins back to the 1600s. Today, vendors set up shop every Thursday afternoon in the summer and fall to sell local produce, prepared foods, flowers, seafood, and more. There’s activities for kids and live music, making for a fun and tasty afternoon.
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The market is located in Derby Square in front of the Old Town Hall, which dates back to 1816.
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Blueberries are here! Several vendors are selling the deep-hued fruits, and the season won't last long.
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Super fresh sweet corn is available by the bucket-full, and would really go great with...
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Super fresh lobster! It wouldn't be a New England market without local lobsters.
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Far From the Tree Cider offers bottles of their local, dry cider for tasting and buying.
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Long Hill Orchard has beautiful green beans, along with a supply of greens and other veggies.
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Berries, berries everywhere—plus dark, sweet cherries. Get them while they last!
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The market also offers prepared food like vegan and gluten-free sweets from Jodi Bee Bakes, shown here being devoured by a happy customer.
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Clark Farm has summery produce like big and colorful heirloom tomatoes, onions, greens, and much more.
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A few vendors have farm-fresh eggs by the dozen, and Grant Family Farms has free-range chickens.