Enhance the quality of life in the Salem downtown area by providing a community activity that fosters social gathering and interaction.
Provide a convenient and congenial means of purchasing locally grown or prepared food products.
Support local agriculture and producers by providing a direct market or their produce and goods.
A Little History
The Salem Farmers’ Market is a tradition that dates back to 1634. With it’s 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 1970’s, the market ended, and the Salem Redevelopment Authority redesigned the square into what we now know as Derby Square.
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Salem Farmers’ Market Committee
Matthew Caruso (Salem Main Streets)
Gus Sousa (Market Manager)
Want to Volunteer?
There is no shortage of work to be done! We are currently looking for volunteers to help with set up and break down of the market. If you’re interested in volunteering, send us an email.