Looking for something to do next week? Be sure to head down to the Lexington Farmers Market on August 18th for Kids Day, just one of the many reasons Farmers Market Finds is excited to feature this market! Not only will you be shopping local, but you’ll be shopping from young entrepreneurs who are excited to share their herbs, produce, crafts, baking and one of a kind creations with their local community.
Although many states have a town or city with the name Lexington and I am sure many of those have wonderful farmers market, this “Lexington” Farmers Market stands out! Located in Lexington Massachusetts, the Daily Meal named the Lexington Farmers Market one of the best farmers markets in the United States and the top Farmers Market in Massachusetts in 2014.
A fabulous feature of this market is the added tent space for local art. Each week four artisans are invited to share two tents to display and sell their work. To see who is getting this premium spot check out their Facebook page or sign up for their weekly newsletter. The selection includes everything from jewelry and ceramics to fiber-arts and hand-crafted furniture. We love a market that spotlights their artists!
Among the wonderful artisans you will find at the Lexington Farmers Market is Tami Rodrig, of the Happy Art Studio. Tami creates bright, fun, silver bezel jewelry. Her philosophy is “Art should inspire happiness.” We agree!
Also, check out the really interesting hand-turned wood crafts by Peterman’s Board & Bowls. Spencer Peterman makes incredibly beautiful utensils and cutting boards, but it is his collection of bowls that really caught our eye. I am not sure which I loved more, the burled cherry bowls on top of the photo or the gorgeous black walnut on the bottom.
Lexington Farmers Market also offers a Kids Cooking Green educational outreach program for elementary school children. This program provides classes and activities introducing kids to the importance of eating locally grown food. Through hands-on cooking and lively classroom presentations, students learn about nutrition and the positive impact eating locally can have on the environment and their bodies. It is so important to teach our children early and often about the benefits of eating and shopping locally. As Graham Nash said, “Teach Your Children Well”!
So whether you are visiting Massachusetts, heading out to the Cape, or are just lucky enough to live nearby, make sure to stop by the Lexington Farmers Market! See you next time at the market!
Lexington Farmers Market
Corner of Mass Avenue, Woburn Street, and Fletcher Avenue
Lexington, Massachusetts 02420
Every Tuesday 2 pm – 6:30 pm