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The Salem Farmers’ Market is a tradition that dates back to 1634. With its peak around 1930, where more than 40 vendors sold goods in collapsible wooden stalls, an estimated 10,000 people visited the market on a single Saturday. In the early 1970s, the market ended, and the Salem Redevelopment Authority redesigned the square into what we now know as Derby Square.

Beginning June 8, and occurring every Thursday until October 12 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Derby Square in historic downtown Salem turns into a largely volunteer-run market that, for five months each year, gives residents and tourists alike the opportunity to buy farm-fresh produce, seafood, baked goods, meat, and a variety of other goods. Every week the market offers live music and representation from different community groups.

At the heart of the market are seven major farms: Beverly Bees, Clark Farm, Gibney Gardens, Maitland Mountain Farm, Grant Family Farm, Heavens Harvest Certified Organic Farm, Honey Pot Farm, Long Hill Orchard, and Wally’s Vegetables. They are complemented by an array of specialty foods, bakery products, spices, and non-food vendors:



A& J Lobsters

Rowand Seafood



Eva’s Farm Butcher Shop

Grant Family Farm



West River Creamery



Somerville Bread Company

When Pigs Fly Bakery



Cauldron Fermented Foods

Maitland Mountain Farm

Pigeon Cove Ferments



Grammy’s Bakery

Jodi Bee Bakes

Mia’s House of Sweets

Pour Man’s Coffee


Wines & Hard Ciders

1634 Meadery

Far From the Tree Hard Cider

Mill River Winery


Prepared Foods

All Fruit Inc

Beckah’s Butters

Fishwives Specialty Foods

Jaju Pierogi

?Ken’s Kickin’ Chicken

La Creperie?

Lady Ghada

?Milk and Honey

Pamplemousse with Maitland Mountain Farm

Popped Gourmet Popcorn

Valicenti Pasta Farm


Teas, Herbs, Spices

Branch Olive Oil with Salem Spice

Hannah’s Herbals

Salem Spice


Bed, Bath, & Home Products

Bare Cheek Beauty

Salem Soapworks


Jewelry & Crafts

Heritage Handmade/Shine Jewelry


As in previous years, the farmers’ market will continue to take EBT through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

The market is made possible through the leadership of Salem Main Streets and the Farmers’ Market Committee, as well as the generous contributions of numerous volunteers.