The 2013 Season runs Saturdays 9-12, August 17th thru October 26th. The Market will be closed for Columbus Day weekend – Saturday, October 12th.
Where Are We?
Harvard is a well preserved rural community with an interesting history extending back to 1732 when the town was incorporated. Situated in Worcester County, Harvard is 32 miles west of Boston, and 22 miles northeast of Worcester.
Throughout its 250 years, the town has been known for a series of unusual sociological and religious experiments. The most well known of these were carried out by Mother Ann Lee, who came to live in Harvard in 1781 and founded a Shaker Village, still to be seen today, and Bronson Alcott, who carried out a transcendental experiment in living with his family and friends here in 1843. The farmhouse where the Alcotts lived was called Fruitlands and is now part of the Fruitlands Museum on Prospect Hill.
Harvard is characterized by colonial and Victorian homes, churches, town hall and library clustered around a historic common; winding roads lined with trees and often marked by stone walls; many historic farm houses and several working apple and peach orchards in outlying areas; and the four centuries old village of Still River with its stunning western vistas.