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May 29, 2014

Farmers markets abound

The North Shore in the summertime means farmers markets galore — there’s so many of them you could go to one just about every day of the week, all season long. Whether you’re after fresh vegetables, homemade honey, seafood, meats, cheeses or wines — or just a look around — these hot spots offer up local tastes like none other.

Beverly

When: Mondays, 3 to 7 p.m., beginning June 16

Where: Veterans Memorial Park, at Rantoul Street and Railroad Avenue

More information: www.beverlyfarmersmarket.org

The scoop: This market regularly features music from local musicians, thanks to a grant from the Beverly Cultural Council.

Ipswich

When: Fridays, 4 to 7 p.m., beginning June 20

Where: Town green at 36 S. Main St.

More information: Contact the Ipswich ReCreation & Culture Department at 978-356-6644.

The scoop: This market has been recently reorganized and is expected to regularly offer music, entertainment and art shows throughout the season.

Marblehead

When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, beginning May 31

Where: Marblehead Veterans Middle School, 217 Pleasant St. — enter from Vine Street

More information: www.marbleheadfm.com

The scoop: This is one of the oldest markets in the region.

Middleton

When: Wednesdays, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., beginning June 18

Where: To be announced

More information: www.middletonfarmersmarket.org

The scoop: This market regularly features more than 20 vendors, selling everything from eggs to herbs to handmade crafts.

Peabody

When: Tuesdays, 1 to 6 p.m., beginning July 22

Where: In front of City Hall, at Lowell and Chestnut streets

More information: Contact Peabody’s parks and recreation department at 978-536-0600.

The scoop: Check with the city — this market might open earlier than July 22.

Salem

When: Thursdays, 3 to 7 p.m., beginning June 12

Where: Derby Square on Front Street

More information: www.salemfarmersmarket.org

The scoop: This market had 35 vendors last year, making it one of the region’s largest.

Swampscott

When: Sundays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning June 8

Where: Swampscott High School, 200 Essex St.

More information: www.swampscottfarmersmarket.org

The scoop: Just launched in 2012, this market continues to grow — and it operates rain or shine.

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