It's October at the Belmont Farmers Market with only five market days remaining with the final opportunity to shop on Halloween, Oct. 31.
Despite the growing season drawing to an end, shoppers will continue to find the market filled with an A to Z of produce and fruit including apples, artichokes, beets, bell and hot peppers, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, grapes, green and shelling beans, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, melons, okra, onions, peaches, pears, plums, potatoes, pumpkins, raspberries, winter squash, tomatillos, tomatoes and zucchini.
Occasional vendors Still River Winery, Wild Acre Inns, Sfolia Baking Company, and Soluna Garden Farm join the weekly market folks: C & C Lobsters and Fish, Foxboro Cheese, Mamadou’s Artisan Bakery, Dick's Market Garden, Fior d'Italia, Stillman's at the Turkey Farm, Goodies Homemade, Carlisle Honey, Hutchins Farm, Kimball Fruit Farm, Samira's Homemade, Flat's Mentor Farm, Nicewicz Family Farm, The Farm School, and Belmongo Farm.
In the events tent:
Despite not even being open for business, at 2 p.m., El Centro Tres, the Mexican restaurant slated to open this fall in Belmont Center in the former Frameworks space on Leonard Street, will offer tastings. Chosen as Best of Boston 2013, El Centro has restaurants in Brookline and the South End.
At 3:15 p.m., preschoolers are welcome to hear stories about farms and food and just about everything else.
At 4 p.m., the Eight Thumbs Sax Quartet will be in the events tent.
SNAP Benefits and Belmont Food Pantry
The Market accepts and doubles SNAP benefits up to $25, so please spread the word so that more can take advantage of fresh food. Also, bring nonperishables to the Farmers' Market tent to benefit the Belmont Food Pantry.
Volunteer for the Market
There is a lot going on, from sign patrol, helping out on market day, organizing special events or educational activities, and much more. Look for the list of volunteer opportunities on our web site at belmontfarmersmarket.org.
For more information, visit belmontfarmersmarket.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.