The posts on this page are from a variety of Salem blogs and the views expressed are those of the individual blog author.

June 5th, 2018

Salem Farmers’ Market Readies New Crop of Delights with June 7 Season Opener

What do the following seven major farms have in common: Clark Farm, Gibney Gardens, Maitland Mountain Farm, Grant Family Farm, Heavens Harvest Farm, Long Hill Orchard, and Wally’s Vegetables? They are the heart of the Salem Farmers’ Market, which returns for its 10th season this Thursday from 3-7pm, at Derby Square on Front Street in […]

March 3rd, 2018

This Is What It Takes to Get Into the 2018 Salem Farmers’ Market

What goes into a Farmers’ Market? Yes, yes, fruits, veggies, and whole lot more. But, what is the criteria to actually be a vendor? Interested in going behind the scenes? And if you’re a local or regional farmer, Salem Main Streets really wants you to read on, as we are always looking to add another […]

September 7th, 2017

Fruits, Veggies, & More at Salem Farmers’ Market

Mid 70’s temperature and partly sunny skies; that is the forecast for today’s first Salem Farmers’ Market of September. It is also National Fruit & Veggies— More Matters Month. What greater incentive to attend could you ask for? Our Farmers’ Market here in Salem is well known for its diversity of offerings. From fruits to […]

August 8th, 2017

National Farmers’ Market Week, Aug. 6-12

When you walk across Derby Square on Thursdays from 3-7pm you think you are at the local Salem Ma Farmers’ Market. And you are. But you are also participating in a shared national experience. To that end, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has proclaimed Aug. 6-12 to be National Farmers’ Market Week This is […]

December 14th, 2016

Two Market, Two Market, Salem This Weekend

Not one, but two winter holiday markets take place this weekend in Salem and they are easily within walking distance of each other so you can see it all and bring home the best in crafts and foods. Salem Winter Market Salem Main Streets is pleased to announce the return of the Salem Winter Market!!  […]

October 11th, 2016

Salem Farmers’ Market Closing for the Season

Final Farmers’ Market of 2016 season is Thursday, Oct. 13th, 3-7pm at Derby Square! Wow. Seems like only yesterday we were looking at applications, seeing who was returning, and who we could add to uphold our reputation as one of the liveliest and most diverse farmers’ markets in the area. Derby Square is such a […]

August 15th, 2016

Join Us for a Visual Walk Through the Farmers’ Market in Salem Ma

We can write all day about how great our Salem Farmers’ Market is. We can talk about the vendors, and all the various produce and products, especially as we’re starting to enter peak produce season. We can talk about how much we know YOU love us, because you voted us the BONS Readers’ Choice this […]

July 7th, 2016

Farmers’ Markets: Profit In More Ways Than One

Going to the Salem Ma Farmers’ Market today from 3-7pm in Derby Square? You will not be alone. Popularity of these markets as showcases of local farmers has been steadily growing each year. You will find healthy options and good bargains— if you know what to look for. No less than Forbes magazine, a resourceful […]

June 5th, 2016

Summer is Near, and the Salem Farmers’ Market is Here

Get ready to fill the cupboards, shelves and refrigerator with the best of the best of fresh, nutritious and diverse foods that local farmers can produce as the Salem Ma Farmers’ Market returns this Thursday, June 9th. A who’s who of local farms will help kick off the 8th season in Derby Square, along with […]

December 17th, 2015

Last Chance to Shop at Salem Winter Market!

Good news and bad news. We’ve got a Salem Winter Market scheduled for Saturday Dec. 19th from 1-5pm at 217 Essex Street. Bad news is that it is the last market of the season. Fresh home grown & produced items await your delight. Stock up with some great main course and accessory food for your […]

November 17th, 2015

Better to Give Than Receive: Volunteer for SMS

As many of you know — or may not know — Salem Main Streets is responsible for a fair share of the holiday fun and cheer to be found/experienced in downtown Salem in November & December. But, as you can well imagine, it is far too much for one person to orchestrate, and way more […]

November 15th, 2015

Winter Market Returns for the Holidays

Holiday shopping starts this upcoming weekend! The Salem Winter Market returns in a new & improved form with special presentations on Sunday, November 22nd from 3 – 7 pm, and Saturday, December 19th from 1 – 5 pm. The indoor market will take place at 217 Essex Street on the pedestrian mall (the Naumkeag Trust […]

October 21st, 2015

Memories… light the corners of…Derby Square— Final Salem Farmers’ Market

Bittersweet may it be, another Farmers’ Market season is coming to a close. The stands will soon be bare. The Salem weekly Thursday outdoor gatherings of vendors and buyers from 3-7pm in Derby Square ends on 10/22/15. Which means you have one more opportunity to get the freshest of the fresh, in produce and baked […]

June 22nd, 2015

Tips (13) for Best Results at Farmers’ Markets – Especially in Salem Ma

We came across an interesting article in Reader’s Digest that advised on “13 Things You Should Know About Farmers’ Markets.” Thirteen, really? That’s so Salem, Ma! While we can’t list all 13 without infringing copyrights, a few are obvious no-brainers such as get there early for the freshest of the fresh, and it can’t hurt […]

June 9th, 2015

Grab Your Shopping Baskets! Salem Farmers’ Market is Back!!!

No sooner does the energy of the Salem Arts Festival fade from Derby Square / Artist’s Row area than the Salem Farmers’ Market moves in with just as much fanfare, sounds, sights, colors and characters. This Thursday, from 3-7 pm you can get fresh with a veggie, fruit, etc. at Derby Sq on Front St. […]

June 2nd, 2015

Get a “Marketing Degree” in Derby Sq, Salem

Knowledge is power, and what you learn from speaking directly with the vendor/instructors at the upcoming “semester” of the Salem Farmer’s Market will make you a better student of food, better cook, and all around better at marketing (…the study of going to the market…). “Classes” are held Thursdays from 3-7pm, June 11- Oct 22 […]

November 22nd, 2014

Warming Up to Downtown Shopping

What do the over 100 restaurants, gift shops, other stores and attractions in Salem Ma have in common right now? Besides good bargains and eclectic choices, they have heat! Temperatures today (Saturday) are not expected to rise beyond the upper 30s. So you can sit at home, or go to a cold impersonal mall — […]

June 13th, 2014

Thursday, Salem Farmers Market and You!

You missed it didn’t you? Admit it. You put it on your calendar that the Salem Farmers Market grand opening for the 2014 season was Thursday, June 12th. And you forgot about it. Don’t worry. It will take place next Thursday and every Thursday until Oct. 23rd from 3-7pm in our Derby Square. Vegetables by […]

October 21st, 2013

Farmers Market Season Ends This Week

When the autumn weather, Turns leaves to flame One hasn’t got time, For the waiting game (lyrics from “September Song”) In other words, Salem residents, North Shore neighbors and all our Haunted Happenings visitors, this Thursday is your last chance to harvest a bumper crop of goodies from the Salem Farmers Market. The season ends […]

July 8th, 2011

This Summer Downtown Salem

Salem Main Street’s Events this summer:
Every Thursday from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
OPEN TO ALL in Derby Square

LONDON BOYS CHOIR CONCERTJuly July 21st – 7:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
FREE at the Old Town Hall