Farmers Markets

Farmers Market

Shop farmers markets safely and responsibly this season.

Due to COVID-19, farmers markets will be different this year - with masks, new layouts, and social distancing protocols. Markets are required to adhere to the Massachusetts Commissioner of Public Health’s Order outlining mandatory measures to reduce the exposure of shoppers and market employees to COVID-19.

What you can expect at the market:

  • You will be required to wear a mask at all times.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds when you enter the market. Handwashing stations may be made available at the entrance of most markets.
  • Vendors will handle all items for you until payments are made. Point or tell the vendors what you want to purchase.
  • Vendors are not allowed to touch reusable bags. Vendors will provide bags for your purchase.
  • There will be clear entry and egress points, signage, and floor marks for customers to meet social distancing requirements.
  • Social distancing of 6 feet apart will be actively enforced by staff. The number of visitors inside the market will be limited to meet social distancing requirements.
  • Vendors are not allowed to provide product samples for tasting.

In addition to the above requirements, the City recommends shoppers adhere to the following guidelines to keep yourself and others healthy.

Shopper Guidelines:

  • Stay home if you are sick or if a member of your household is sick.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds when you enter the market. Handwashing stations may be made available at the entrance of most markets.
  • Do not bring reusable bags. Vendors will provide bags.
  • Credit cards and contactless payments are preferred.
  • Please leave your pets at home.
  • Shop alone if possible to support safe social distancing.
  • Be prepared to wait.

Some farmers markets allow you to schedule your visit to limit your wait time or pre-order from your favorite vendors. Check out the market’s websites for more information.



Currently Open

Central Square Farmers Market

Every Monday 12 P.M. to 6 P.M. from May 18 through November 23
Parking Lot at corner of Bishop Allen Drive and Norfolk Street
Accepts EBT/SNAP
Contact: central@massfarmersmarkets.org
Pre-order from select vendors available

Special Shopping Hours: the first 30 minutes will be reserved for shoppers age 60 or older, with disabilities, or immunocompromised. Market opens to the public at 12:30 P.M.
Reserve your shopping time at: centralsquarefarmersmarket.org.
Sign up for text alerts: Text "CENTRAL" to 833-409-0774

Harvard University Farmers Market

Every Tuesday 12 P.M. to 6 P.M. from June 16 through October 27*
Harvard Science Center Plaza, Oxford and Kirkland Streets
Accepts EBT/SNAP
Contact: farmersmarket@harvard.edu
* No market on August 25

Charles River Farmers Market at the Charles Hotel

Every Friday 12 P.M. to 6 P.M. and every Sunday 10 A.M to 3 P.M. year-round*
Charles Hotel Courtyard, 1 Bennett Street
Contact: charlesriverfma@gmail.com
* No market April 20, November 26, December 25, and January 1

Charles River Farmers Market at Morse School

Every Saturday from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. from June 6 through November 21*
Morse School Parking Lot, Magazine St. and Memorial Drive
Contact: charlesriverfma@gmail.com
* No market July 4 and October 17

Closed Until Further Notice

Kendall Center Farmers Market

Kendall/MIT MBTA Station-Main Street
Contact: gilsonherbs@gmail.com

Kendall Square Farmers Market

350 Kendall Street, off of Broad Canal Way
Contact: patrick.giroux@biomedrealty.com

Cambridge Winter Farmers Market

Cambridge Community Center Gymnasium, 5 Callendar Street

SNAP Match Program

SNAP Match doubles the buying power of SNAP (EBT) shoppers at the Central Square Farmers Market, Harvard University Farmers Market, and the Cambridge Winter Farmers Market. Each SNAP shopper is eligible for up to $15 per week in matching benefits, offering $30 in purchases while using only $15 of your SNAP benefits. To receive SNAP Match, please check-in at the Market Managers’ booth.

HIP (Healthy Incentives Program) may be used in addition to SNAP Match. HIP provides money for SNAP shoppers to use for purchasing fruits or vegetables from farmers markets. Anyone with a SNAP/EBT card is automatically enrolled in HIP, and money is already added to their card. HIP purchases can be made directly through participating vendors at all farmers markets.

The Cambridge SNAP Match Coalition is a collaboration of the Cambridge Public Health Department, the City of Cambridge Community Development Department, Food for Free, Mass Farmers Markets, Harvard University, the Cambridge Community Center, and the Cambridge Community Foundation (acting as the Coalition’s fiscal sponsor).

For More Information

For more information about farmers markets in Cambridge, contact Tracey Joyce at 617/349-4650 or tjoyce@cambridgema.gov.