MassDOT's annual Farmer’s Market Program will begin on Friday, May 17, and invites local farmers to take advantage of free space to sell their home grown produce and made-in-Massachusetts products at our 18 Service Plazas. Eleven plazas are located along the Massachusetts Turnpike and seven others along various Massachusetts highways.
This year’s selling season kicks off at the I-90 Charlton Service Plazas, East and West, Friday, May 17, 10am-4pm, with Frank and Kay Magrone of Shaker Kitchen in Athol and Kevin Nimtz of Prairie Orchard’s at the Charlton eastbound Service Plaza and Joe Strong of East Brookfield selling his local fruits and vegetables at the Charlton West Service Plaza.
Letters have been sent to more than 100 Massachusetts farmers inviting them to sell their goods and produce. The Farmer’s Market Program offers Massachusetts farmers a unique opportunity to sell and market their locally grown products.
Complimentary vending space is made available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Massachusetts Turnpike Service Plazas located in Lee, Blandford, Ludlow, Charlton, Westborough, Framingham and Natick. Space is also available at seven MassDOT locations in Newton, Lexington and Beverly along Route 128/I-95, along with Bridgewater on Route 24, Plymouth on Route 3, and Barnstable, Route 6.
Farmers may sell their goods as long as they do not compete with the businesses that operate within the service plazas. MassDOT also assists in setting up the outdoor markets and provides on-the-road advertising using portable message boards.
Local farmers wanting more information should contact Dave Fenton, email@example.com or 413-572-3171.
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