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 […]

May 10th, 2018

Not So Secret Handshake in Salem: Volunteers and Arts Festival

Volunteering is an art. It is a creative gift that you give to your community. And what better gift to give to the Salem community than to be a volunteer at the upcoming Salem Arts Festival,  June 1-3. It is a great combination! This year is promising to be better than ever, with our TENTH […]

April 22nd, 2018

Use Your Feet To Get Around Salem Ma — But Not By Walking

Salem, already known as a very walkable city, is gaining prominence as a rideable community as well. For the 2nd year, the Salem Bike Share program is offering an on-demand ride sharing service, with 50 bicycles in 10 different locations to see the cit…

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 […]

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 […]

May 17th, 2017

7 Monthly Reasons to Return to Salem

The Fleas are coming. The Fleas are coming. And that is a good thing for Salem as these are seven flea market dates that will take place in Derby Square & Artists’ Row this May-October! You are invited to come on down to The Salem Flea and cruise the monthly markets which will feature vendors […]

May 17th, 2017

7 Monthly Reasons to Return to Salem

The Fleas are coming. The Fleas are coming. And that is a good thing for Salem as these are seven flea market dates that will take place in Derby Square & Artists’ Row this May-October! You are invited to come on down to The Salem Flea and cruise the monthly markets which will feature vendors […]

January 3rd, 2017

Time to Thank Volunteers

Understandably, we’ve taken a little break. It’s been a busy last few months in Salem Ma. Halloween season was filled with creatures and creativity. That was followed by the Winter Holiday season, culminating with our double New Year’s Eve party extravaganza of LAUNCH and LAUNCH… Light It Up! And we could not have done any […]

December 24th, 2016

Season’s Greetings

To all of you, residents, neighbors and visitors, From all of us at Salem Main Streets, we wish you Happy Holidays!

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 25th, 2016

And Now For Something Completely Different: Small Biz Saturday.

As different as night and day, so too are the approaches to the stressful intensity of Black Friday and the laid-back pick & choose aspect of Small Business Saturday (which takes place, Nov 26, this year.) A large number of Salem businesses await you with specials and good deals, plus giveaways and refreshments as a […]

July 16th, 2016

Derby Square: Plenty of History & a Flea Market There

History surrounds us in Salem Ma. You really can’t walk around much without bumping into it. It’s in the walls. It’s on the streets. For example, this month’s edition of the Derby Square Flea Salvage Art Market Saturday, July 16 (10am to 5pm), which normally features eclectic vendors of vintage, salvage, fashion, art & up-cycled […]

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 […]

May 24th, 2016

Business Spotlight – Ocean Chic Boutique and Waterbar

We’re bringing the monthly Business Spotlight back!  Every month, Salem Main Streets will highlight a business in downtown Salem that might be relatively unknown, off-the-beaten path, misunderstood, or just plain cool. This month, we took a trip with our partner Creative Salem to answer a long-wondered question – what exactly IS a waterbar? Thank you […]

March 4th, 2016

New Crop of Farmers Being Sought For Salem Market

Do you grow or produce a local food item and are looking to cultivate mass community exposure? The field is open for you to participate as a vendor at the 2016 Salem Farmers’ Market! Applications are being accepted now through March 11 by Salem Main Streets. This next session will operate in downtown Salem in […]

February 14th, 2016

BONS Balloting: Give a Warm Vote to Your Fav Biz

On a brisk, minus degree feel-like day as we’re having, the options on activities could be limited. While there are still plenty of things to do and see in Salem, if you don’t want to go outside, but still wish to be in a “Salem state of mind” then may we suggest voting for 2016 […]

February 2nd, 2016

Secrets Revealed; House of 7 Gables Has More Stories To Tell

Secret Rooms Project continues to gather momentum at the House of Seven Gables. Thus far, $120,000 of the projected $200,000 needed to make the project a reality has been raised. What project? What secret? The House of the Seven Gables has apparently g…

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