As you may know, there will be no Salem Farmers’ Market this week due to the holiday. “But wait!”, you may exclaim. “I’m having a huge barbecue on July 4th and I absolutely need to get [insert amazing product usually found at the market here]!”
Fear not. Since we primarily feature local farms and artisans at the Farmers’ Market, many of our vendors and their products can still be found around Salem for all your dinner party needs. Here are a few ideas:
For your first stop, cruise down Church Street to everyone’s favorite green grocer Milk and Honey for all kinds of locally-sourced produce and artisan foods. They’ll be open 9 am to 8 pm through Thursday this week and closed on July 4.
While you’re there, you might find some fresh produce from Maitland Mountain Farm, or grab a container of their mind-blowing pickles. You can also find their pickles around town at Pamplemousse or Salem Spice.
Speaking of which, Salem Spice is THE place to find all the salts, spices, rubs, and kitchen tools you could possibly need, and always with a smile. You can visit their storefront down on Pickering Wharf (also known as “The Picklepot”).
While you’re down on Pickering Wharf, you can walk right next door to get a treat for your favorite four-footed friend at Day of the Dog. They’re closed today (as they are every Tuesday), but they’ll be open from 10 am till at least 5 pm every other day this week, including the 4th.
Have a gluten-free or vegan guest coming into town this weekend and stumped for a delicious dessert? Market newcomer Jodi Bee Bakes not only redefines vegan and gluten-free desserts (seriously, have you tried those cupcakes?!), all of her items are available for special order by email, phone, or website with 48 hour notice. Local delivery is available.
Made the rounds around town and still looking for more fresh produce? Take a field trip to Danvers and visit Clark Farm’s farmstand, open every day from 9 am to 6 pm.
Need an adult beverage after all that shopping? Grab a bottle (or three) of Far From The Tree‘s hard cider at Pamplemousse, Salem Wine Imports, or Quality Liquors, or enjoy with dinner at Finz or Scratch Kitchen.
Most importantly, have a safe and enjoyable July 4th! The Salem Farmers’ Market will return as usual on July 10.