This afternoon, the final Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers Market of the year will feature a pop-up art gallery, hosted by St. Mark's Area Main Street. The gallery offers a preview of the Dorchester Arts Collaborative Open Studios weekend, taking place on Oct. 24 and 25.
A variety of offerings from local artists and craftsmen are set to be showcased at the culmination of the seventh market season. Depending on the weather, which looks to clear up by the 3 p.m. start time, wares may be displayed out in the open or under extra canopies, according to the the Main Street association.
Among the regular vendors are: “Spring Brook Farm (Littleton) with local produce, meats, eggs, and preserves; Red's Best (Gloucestor) with the freshest seafood around; Dot2Dot Café (Dorchester) with breads, scones, and prepared yumminess; and Cedar Grove Gardens (Dorchester) with potted plants, cut flowers, and pumpkins of all sizes.”
City Councillor Frank Baker is expected to speak at 5 p.m. with members of the St. Mark's Area Main Street board in between musical sets. Waiting for Neil will be performing a blend of roots, folk, old-time, and bluegrass music between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
The market will be open in Peabody Square's Ashmont MBTA plaza from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/889874394423343/