Apply to become a market vendor!
Click the links below to apply to become a vendor for a REC Community Farmers Market! Create an online profile to apply (preferred) or print out an application out and mail it to our Farmers Market Program Coordinator Ashley Carter. Applications are due March 2nd.
Meet Your Farmers & Vendors
Farmers as well as bread and craft vendors come to our markets to set up their own farm stands and sell their products directly to you! All of the vendors are happy to share recipes with you and help you identify unfamiliar fruits and vegetables. Scroll down to get to learn more about them!
Interested in tabling or doing community outreach at one of our farmers markets?
Please email Ashley Carter at
Harper Farms & Garden is a fourth generation family farm owned and operated by David Harper. They grow over 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables on 85 acres of land using their own compost and manures. They utilize natural pest control strategies including predator wasps and lady bugs. Their (and our) favorite item they sell is their very special "Mirai" corn! They never sell their corn that's more than a day old. Catch them at Beaver Brook each Monday!
Flo's Country Farmstand is a section of Schultz Farm and Barnside Cafe. Located in Rutland, this family-run country store and restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their country store offers a wide variety of grass feed beef, produce, eggs and more. Catch them at Beaver Brook on Mondays and Fridays as well as University Park on Saturdays for the best eggs around!
This shining face is Fran, aka "The Tomato Lady" of Shivick Farms in Oxford. Fran is known for her fresh produce and bubbly personality. Find her at Beaver Brook each Friday with a big smile on her face.
Black Seed Farmers Market
Black Seed Farmers Market is a vendor at our University Park Farmers Market that connects community members of diverse backgrounds with each other, as well as with local farmers, some of whom are recent immigrants and/or refugees in order to foster wellness, belonging, and a supportive local economy around healthy food.
Flats Mentor Farm
The Flats in Lancaster is a one of a kind farm. Its mission is to mentor immigrants, refugees, and socially disadvantaged farmers in crop production and marketing so they may build and operate their own sustainable farming enterprises. Currently, The Flats have farmers from Central and East Africa, Southeast Asia, with over two-thirds being women. Come support The Flats on Mondays and Fridays at Beaver Brook!
Nuestro Huerto Urban Farm
In collaboration with the EAT Center, Nuestro Huerto provides farm space, tools and support for individuals who arrive to America as refugees. Nuestro Huerto is a safe space for new Americans to grow culturally significant produce and sell them to our mobile market to make some money. Find diverse produce at a mobile market stop near you!
Valeria is both a vendor at one of our standing markets and the REC YouthGROW Farm Mentor! She works in both greenhouses at WPI and Holy Cross as well as the Oread Street YouthGROW Farm. Valeria grows culturally diverse crops to bring a special variety of veggies to our markets! With her extensive background growing food, she's always teaching us new tricks and techniques! Catch her at the REC University Park Farmers Market every Saturday!
Great Harvest Bread Co.
This Newtonville branch of Great Harvest is a "freedom franchise," meaning they get all the amazing recipes with the freedom to do what they'd like with them. Newtonville Great Harvest is family-run and caters to our community, providing us with healthy and delicious breads. Their most popular flavors are pepperoni, cinnamon and apple pie. Fun fact: they mill their own whole wheat flour daily right in the bakery! Find them at Beaver Brook every Friday.
Oakdale Farm is a 5th generation working vegetable and horticulture farm. The farm practices safe and environmentally friendly farming by using Integrated Pest Management (IPM), producing food for the local community. They have fresh baked goods, jams, relishes, vinegars, honey, eggs, fruits, vegetables and more. Come enjoy the Pray family every Saturday and the REC University Park Farmers Market!