Mass Marketplace Festival - August 6

New England farmers, specialty food producers, and artisans will come together for the 15th annual Massachusetts Marketplace Festival on Saturday, August 6th from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Gardens at Elm Bank in Wellesley. Homemade crafts, soaps, baked goods, popcorn, teas, herbs, fine art, and annual plants from vendors located throughout Massachusetts and New England will be available for sampling and purchase.

Mass Marketpalce at Elm BankCelebrating the quality and abundance of local agriculture, floriculture, specialty foods, and crafts, the festival will include a full day of food sampling, shopping, and entertainment.

Visitors are encouraged to bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic lunch in the gardens - bring your own, or purchase food from one of our local vendors. Guests may also want to spend some time exploring the many gardens of Elm Bank including the New England Trial Garden, the historic Italianate Garden, Weezie’s Children Garden, and the New England Herb Society Garden.

New this year: Scarecrow Contest!
Help protect the vegetables in our new Chef's and Pantry Gardens by creating an awesome scarecrow. Prizes will be awarded to the most original entries.
Learn more about the contest here.

Admission
Adults - $6
MassHort Members - $4
Children Under 12 - $2

Mass Marketplace Banner

Click on the image above to print out a page to bring to get an admission discount.
Limit one per family.


Tickets are available on site the day of the event.
Event proceeds benefit the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

Massachusetts Marketplace Festival is produced by MassHort with in-kind support from the MA Department of Agricultural Resources and MA Specialty Food Association.

Participating Vendors

A House of Suds
Boxford, MA
www.ahouseofsuds.com
Goat's milk and olive oil soaps and other toiletry items, some with fragrances or essential oils or real sea sponges.

Allen Design Studio
Ipswich, MA
www.allendesignstudio.com
Hand-made functional and non-functional pottery

Biscuits in the Ruff
Needham, MA
Handmade, healthy canine treats in shapes of many breeds of dogs.

Bloom de Plume
Westborough, MA
Beautiful flower pens in their own little 'pen pots'.

Bloomingstars Floral Arts
Norwood, MA
Floral-themed Christmas ornaments, tabletop trees and jewelry featuring U.S.-made components and packaging.

Boston Italian Ice
Natick, MA
dentefoodservice.com
Lemon and watermelon Italian ice; fresh-squeezed lemonade; water.

C.R. Hagen Woodworker
Bolton, MA
Specialized smaller wood-working products including coffee tables, end tables, benches, wall art, and cutting boards.

Cactus & Succulent Society
Auburn, MA
Cacti and succulents and hypertufa containers suitable for planting.

Concessions & Catering with a Kiss
Holbrook, MA
New England style seafood - shrimp, scallops, clams and seafood nachos.

Cutler Mill Herb Farm
Ashland, MA
cutlermillherbfarm.com
Boston ginger cookies and Cape Cod lemon shortbread; herb dips, jams and jellies, local honey; lavender sachets, potpourris, herbal teas, candles and soaps. Many of the herbs and flowers are home-grown. Also carries jewelry and antiques.

Deb's Cookies
Winchester, MA
Plump, chewy cookies and rich, moist cakes using the best ingredients which create decadent flavors.

Deer Defeat, LLC
Germantown, NY
www.deerdefeat.com
Natural deer, rabbit & woodchuck repellent that gives year round protection for plantings. Long lasting formula is safe for people and pets and does not have to be reapplied after rain.

Federation of MA Farmers Markets
Waltham, MA
www.massfarmersmarkets.org
We partner with farmers, consumers and communities to help foster enhance and sustain farmers markets in Massachusetts.

Francis Domec
Medford, MA
francis-domec.artistwebsites.com
Wheel-thrown, non-toxic and hand-designed ceramics.

Grace Leathers
Lynn, MA
Leather handbags and accessories. Cell phone cases, hats, eye glass cases, etc. Custom work done.

Green City Growers
Somerville, MA
www.growmycitygreen.com
Green City Growers builds, installs and maintains raised-bed organic gardens for homes and businesses throughout the Greater Boston area. In addition, they offer educational programs for schools and their clients.

Hendra Rosh
Marblehead, MA
Ladies accessories and bora watches, scarves, summer jewelry, butterfly hairclips.

Holistic Treasures
Framingham, MA
www.holistic-treasures.com
Silver pendants, earrings, and rings. Hand built functional pottery including mugs, plates, bowls, vases, wall pockets, ornaments.

Indago Designs
Brookline, MA
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Unique collection of apparel, accessories and jewelry with a French twist.

Jackie Morris Jewelry Design
Sherborn, MA
Handmade, high quality argentums silver (anti-tarnish properties) and traditional sterling silver chain maille and pearl jewelry.

Jai's Corn Starch Flowers
Newton, MA
Handmade flowers made from cornstarch. They are life-size orchids and mini-flowers on magnets.

Janet White
Worcester, MA
Concrete reproductions of original antique and classical statuary, as well as planters and other garden ornaments.

Kitchen 2 Compost
Weston, MA
www.kitchen2compost.com
Crocks for kitchen scraps and traditional and state-of-the-art backyard compost bins.

Lydia's Handcrafted Foods
Winchester, MA
Local artisanal food company making food one batch at a time using only the best quality local and imported ingredients. Our philosophy is that food is not a product but a craft. Items include unusual baked goods and small goods based on our Arab Mediterranean heritage as well as traditional New England favorites.

MA Department of Agricultural Resources
Boston, MA
www.mass.gov/massgrown
The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources is your source for Mass-grown farm products, specialty foods and fun ag-tivities!

Mathilde Duffy - Drawings of Flowers
Watertown, MA
Drawings, prints, note cards, bookmarks.

Mead Meadow Farm
Lexington, MA
meadmeadowfarm.com
Handmade cold process soap, beeswax candles, honey.

Mizzannye's Gourmet Speciality Foods
Amherst, MA
Organic vegetables, European garlic (German, Romanian, Russian and others), French shallots, chard, collards, corn, kale and white, yellow and red onions.

MyHouseLeeks
Gloucester, MA
MYHOUSELEEKS.com
Rare, hard-to-find, cold hardy alpine succulents. Some planted in handmade frost-proof hypertufa containers.

Natural Pressings
Canton, MA
Pressed Flower Art

Organic Mulch & Landscape Supply of NE
Hudson, MA
www.organicmulchsupply.com
Organic mulch, landscape supplies, stone.

Pam's Pashminas and Exotic Scarves
Wellesley, MA
Beautiful hand-loomed silk, cashmere, merino wool and cotton weave scarves, shawls and pashminas from around the world.

Sea Dog Press
Watertown, MA
Letterpress cards, posters and prints; children's books and shirts.

Southwest Passage
Providence, RI
www.southwestpassage.net
Handmade, native-American jewelry of the southwest. Sterling silver and genuine turquoise, coral and other semi-precious stones are used.

Stonegate Farm and Flowers
Greenfield, NH
Hard to find perennials, exotic conifers (all in containers), shrubs, daylilies and hostas.

Stony Creek Farm
Montgomery, MA
Baked goods including bread, pies, cookies and snacks as well as jams, jellies and pickles and relishes. Also small crafts including doll clothes and baby quilts.

Sunshine Farm
Sherborn, MA
Farmer selling sweet corn, tomato, peaches and fresh grown veggies.

Teaberry Gardens
Foster, RI
Perennials, winter hardy cactus, succulents. Handmade bird baths and planters

Terry Kessel Myers
Stow, MA
Hand painted, one-of-a-kind silk scarves, in floral and abstract designs.

Textile Design by Heather
Derry, NH
Hand painted and died silk scarves, ties and accessories using batik, shibori, watercolor and serti methods.

The Art of Dawn's Nature
Auburn, MA
dawnleland.com
Original fine art, very affordable 5 x 7 oil paintings of flowers.

Ultimate Organics
Plympton, MA
www.historicsummergardens.com
Organic plant food and insect controls; ornamental garden décor.

Usborne Books and More
Medford, MA
www.usbooksandmore.com
High quality, vibrant children's books featuring farming, tractors, farm animals, etc.

vianne chocolat
Jamaica Plain, MA
www.viannechocolat.com
Handmade artisan chocolates with a touch of local flavor. We start with some of the world's best covertures, to that we add fresh cream and butter from New England dairies and end with wonderful flavor infusions of herbs, spices, liqueurs, fruits and more, all sourced from local New England farms and small specialty food makers whenever possible.

Wearable Art and More
Norfolk, MA
www.wearableartandmore.com
Uniquely designed and hand-crafted wearable art using beads and fiber.

White Mountain Creamery of Wellesley
Wellesley, MA
White Mountain Creamery of Wellesley is located in Wellesley since 1985. We serve homemade ice cream, yogurt, including low fat and fat free selections. Sundaes, waffle cone and brownie sundaes, customized cakes.

Become a Vendor!

If you are interested in exhibiting at this event, please download our vendor application form. If you have questions please e-mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact Penni Jenkins at 617-933-4988.

 

About the Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Massachusetts Horticultural Society LogoFounded in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.