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 […]

December 14th, 2017

End the Week by Finding That Elusive, Unusual Gift

Looking for that “last gift” or stocking stuffer? Something really unusual? May we suggest you check out Salem Ma this Friday and Saturday for your holiday shopping needs? Festive Fridays is an on-going December promotion designed to make shopping fit your schedule; many Salem merchants will be keeping their businesses open later on Friday night. […]

November 14th, 2017

Cornucopia of Delights for Your Thanksgiving Table at Salem Winter Market

Whether you are again cooking the Turkey bird yourself, or buying a pre-cooked one from a grocery store, or just going to grandma’s house for Thanksgiving, we’ve got a suggestion on how to make it a fresh experience. The Salem Winter Market takes place this Saturday, Nov. 18th from 1-5pm at the Witch City Mall […]

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 17th, 2017

As Summer Fades, Salem Activities Don’t Cool Down

Summer is almost over. Fun stuff done. No need to visit Salem until October. Right? WRONG!!! Here are just three things set for the next few days. Farmers’ Market Our successfully diverse Farmers’ Market continues its 2017 run (every Thursday now through Oct 12) with a host of regular vendors and a rotating batch as […]

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 […]

July 19th, 2017

The Public Salon to Engage Community & Cultivate Local Talent at Farmers’ Market

  Whether you have artistic talent or not, you’re invited to take part in a very interesting project-based workshop that will be conducted for 6 weeks on Salem’s Artists’ Row during the Thursday Farmers’ Market from 3 to 7 pm. Mayor Kim Driscoll and the Public Art Commission have launched the Artist in Residence: Pilot […]

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!!  […]

November 16th, 2016

Winter Market Returns Just in Time for Thanksgiving

How many more people are suddenly coming for Thanksgiving dinner? Don’t panic. You can still serve them all, and with the freshest of items, because the Salem Winter Market returns this Saturday, Nov. 19th (and again on Dec. 17) with the best of the season goodies from area farmers and vendors. A seasonal extension of […]

November 14th, 2016

Treat Yourself During Salem Fall Restaurant Week

From freaky fun destination to fabulous foodie stop, Salem Ma converts itself in November from what you saw in October. Gone are the ghouls. Enter the entrees as Salem Fall Restaurant & Wine Week launches Sunday, November 13 – Thursday, November 17. For these 5 days only, participating Salem Ma. restaurants will offer either a […]

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 […]

January 16th, 2016

You’re Invited – to Help Salem Main Streets Achieve Its Goals

What is ahead for Salem Main Streets and 2016? Please join us for a night of celebration and information Tuesday, January 26th as we conduct the Salem Main Streets Annual Meeting. Kylie Sullivan, SMS Executive Director says, “Come cheer with us over last year’s accomplishments and look ahead to see what’s coming in 2016. Learn […]

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 […]

November 5th, 2015

Best Chef: Salem, We’re Cooking Up Another Must See Event

Blending food, competition and a fundraising event, the Salem YMCA and Creative Salem have partnered to host the 2nd annual Salem’s Best Chef competition, Nov. 7th from 6:30 – 9:30pm at Ames Hall within the Y building. You are invited to be on hand to observe local Salem chefs facing off to see who reigns […]

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