New Bedford – Fans of farmers’ markets can continue purchasing local food throughout the winter at Coastal Foodshed’s New Bedford Winter Farmers’ Market.
The Market is open every Saturday from 10am – 2pm at the Buttonwood Park Warming House (1 Oneida St, New Bedford, MA 02740) from now until April 24th.
The Winter Market has several vendors offering a variety of local products, including fresh baked breads from Renegades Rising, delicious cookies and hand-pies from Rosie’s Sweets, local honey from Buzzards Bay Bee Company, and local potatoes and other vegetables from Sampson Farms.
Coastal Foodshed also sells a great variety of locally grown products sourced from nearby farms and local food makers, including local veggies, eggs, salsa, jam, maple syrup, coffee, and more!
There is plenty of parking at the Warming House, and all forms of payment are accepted: cash, Mastercard, Visa, SNAP benefits, and pEBT. All SNAP customers can also earn HIP benefits at the Winter Market when they purchase locally grown produce.
To ensure the safety of customers and vendors, Coastal Foodshed works closely with the New Bedford Health Department and follows all COVID-19 safety regulations. Customers must wear a face covering and social distance while at the market.
Coastal Foodshed’s mission is to strengthen the local food economy by making it easier for growers to sell, and consumers to buy, healthy, affordable, local foods. Coastal Foodshed works to increase public awareness and knowledge of health, nutrition, and sustainable agriculture, and to improve access.
To learn more about Coastal Foodshed and all of the different ways you can shop local, you can visit their website at coastalfoodshed.org, or find them on social media at @coastalfoodshed.