“We’re all excited about again being able to host a HFM winter market. We learned a lot during last year’s winter session, our first,” said HFM, Inc. President Mark Cullings.
Much to the pleasure of Hingham Farmers Market fans, a Winter Market will be offered for the second year in a row.
This year the market will operate from a new location – Second Parish Church, 685 Main St. – on the second and fourth Saturdays of January, February, and March starting Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“We’re all excited about again being able to host a HFM winter market. We learned a lot during last year’s winter session, our first,” said HFM, Inc. President Mark Cullings. “Many more farmers markets around the region are having winter sessions. They provide a continuing source of income to farmers and processed food makers during the winter months and give loyal patrons the chance to reconnect with their favorite vendors.”
SNAP (formerly the food stamp program) customers are welcome, with the Hingham Whole Foods Market providing a match of up to $15 per market session.
Regular HFM vendor Paula Cofman is looking forward to participating. “To Dine For offers authentic Lebanese cuisine, and we add a little Greek, too!” she said. We are so happy to be participating in the second winter market because it allows us to stay in touch with our customer base throughout the year. It is amazing how dedicated they are. This is our way to show them how much we appreciate them!”
Other regular vendors include Baking with Joy, C&C Seafood, Copicut Farms, Foxboro Cheese, Freitas Farm, Jordan Bros. Seafood, Morning Glories Bakery, Mycoterra Farm (mushrooms), Narragansett Creamery, Oakdale Farms, River Rock Farm, Seasoned & Spiced, and Uncommon Grounds.
Other occasional vendors include Bradford Farmhouse Toffee, Carberry Kitchen, Chrissy’s Crumble, Jaju Pierogi, Sadie Mae’s Cupcake Café, Sirenetta Seaside Chocolatier, Spritzal Cookie Company, and Vermont Syrup.
“We are especially excited to be located at Second Parish Church this year and look forward to a wonderful partnership,” Cullings said. “The vendor lineup for the six market sessions is very strong, and we’re excited to welcome Morning Glories Bakery of Scituate to the HFM. We also are happy to welcome back Sadie Mae’s Cupcake Cafe after an absence of a couple of years.”
In the event of stormy weather, any market cancellations will be posted on the Hingham Farmers Market facebook page.
The regular farmers market at the Hingham Bathing Beach parking lot will run from May through November this year.
In the meantime, loyal patrons are looking forward to the winter market as a vibrant extension of the regular spring/summer/fall market!