friday market       It never rains on Fridays in Petersham.

Meet Some of the People Who Make this Market and Our Music Possible

Heywood Healthcare

The Country Store


Handmade Soap by Patsy

Golden Egg Farm

Kiwi Meadows Farm

The Little Chicken Factory

New Salem Preserves

Niemi Apiary

Pick &  Shovel Farm

Rick Wilkey Produce

Roger Varnot Produce/Honey

Sam Sherer Wood Bowls

Sweetwater Farm

Sunset Valley Farm

Walnut Kitchen Homestead

Hartman's Herb Farm

Petersham Grange


Nancy Carruth
Bob Haywood Garlic
Peter and Grace West
Sheila Youd

The Petersham Friday Market  will open on June 9 with vendors offering fresh local produce, local eggs, garden plants and flowers, baked goods, hand-crafted soaps and more. The Green Sisters will play for us on the bandstand to open our market..

During the summer, we present music ranging from acoustic folk to Zydeco.

It is easy to support Music at the Friday Market.

With your PayPal Account you can e-mail a contribution in any amount to:

Your confirmation from PayPal will say that you sent money to Roy Nilson.
All proceeds go directly to the musicians who play at the Friday Market each week.

NOTE: If you would prefer to make a tax deductible contribution, we can tell you how to do that - it's easy.
Send us an E-mail. We will get right back to you.

Reprobates at the Petersham Friday Market Oct. 21, 2016

Petersham held its final farmers' market of 2016 on Oct. 21. Over summer, the market attracted up to 12 vendors each week offering fresh local produce, valley-grown produce of all types, preserves and
craft items and presented 20 weeks of free live music.

The Reprobate Blues Band, which opened our season in June last year came back to close our season with their signature brand of blues from the bandstand.

The Friday Market opens its seventh season on the common on June 9 2017 with vendors offering produce, local meat, chickens, fresh local eggs, handmade soaps and craft items. The market is open to both regular and occasional vendors and to information booths staffed by social service and healthcare agencies who want to share information about their programs and services.

Athol Hospital offers blood pressure screening and information about Lyme disease. Last year, The American Diabetes Society presented information about their organization. Others presented a quilt raffle to benefit the Athol Salvation Army and one raised money to benefit the Stone Church renovation project in Gilbertville.

Friday Market music is made possible with support from Heywood Healthcare, the Country Store, The Petersham Cultural Council and from individual local donors. The schedule features a wide range of musical styles with performances ranging from Barrett Anderson, the Reprobate Blues Band, Finian Stew, The Hip Swayers, The Equalites, The Green Sisters (folk), LTC (bluegrass), Jubilee Gardens, Chuck and Mud, Josh LeVangie and the Pistoleros, The Waters Edge and more.

Market vendors vary. They include Sweetwater Farm (organic produce), Golden Egg Farm (fresh local eggs and chickens) Patsy Buck Soaps, The Little Chicken Factory (mobile coops), Bob Hayward's Local Garlic, Pick and Shovel Farm (plants, flowers, mushrooms, and started mushroom logs), Kiwi Meadows Farm (produce), Walnut Kitchen Homestead (produce, meat and other items), Rick Wilkey Produce. Sunset Valley Farm produce, preserves and syrups from New Salem Orchards, plants and herbs from Hartman's Herb Farm and more. The Friday Market does not charge vendor fees and welcomes organizations and agencies to participate.

The Friday Market is on the Petersham town common from 3 to 6 p.m. on Fridays through Oct. 21. For information or to join our market, contact Roy Nilson (978-724-6662) or by e-mail:

Here's a video of Bella's Bartok performing on our bandstand on August 7, 2015.piano jazz



Suzanne Cabot and Pamela Hines Jazz Duo took the stage at the Petersham  Friday Market on Oct. 14.








Definite Maybes at the Petersham Friday Market Sept. 30

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The Definite Maybes (L to R) Mark Jennings - drums Charlie Mallet - guitar; Melanie Mangum - vocals;
Scott Monette, bass.

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