A Program of the Cambridge Community Center The Cambridge Winter Farmers Market is a program of the Cambridge Community Center. Located between Central Square and Memorial Drive, the Cambridge Community Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has been serving the Coast community for over 90 years, having been founded by a group of Black ministers in 1929. Today the mission of the Center is to promote community cooperation and unity, and to empower youth, individuals, and families. The Center does this by offering social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities.
The Market The Cambridge Winter Farmers Market strives to promote a vibrant local economy, create access to fresh, healthy food, and provide a gathering space for community throughout the winter months. Come check out the market every Saturday and while you're here, check out the Cambridge Community Center booth which you will find near the entrance to the market. Meet the some of the Center's amazing staff members and learn more about the Center's programs and history.
Meet Our Team!
Janel Knightly, Market Manager This is Janel's first year managing the CWFM. During the growing season, Janel is a farmer, most recently at Barrett's Mill Farm in Concord, MA, a farm that cultivates vegetables, herbs, and flowers for over 200 families weekly through a Community Supported Agriculture program.
Janel holds a BA in Sociology and Social Work from Gordon College and a MS in International Agricultural Development from University of California, Davis. She has over a decade of experience working for equitable access to fresh food and towards a vibrant local food system. She is so excited to bring together the dynamite group of 2019 CWFM vendors, musicians and community groups to create a welcoming community space each Saturday this winter. When not working at the market, you can find her in her kitchen cooking up something tasty or dreaming about next season's flower patch.
Pu Zheng, Mandarin Interpreter Pu has been living in City of Cambridge since 1993. She loves her community and she is always looking for opportunities to serve community. From 2006 to 2015, she was a program director for the Cambridge Center for Chinese Culture (CCCC) after-school program for about 9 years and served students and their parents, teachers, and the program. Last year on a visit to the Cambridge Winter Farmers Market, Pu met the the market staff and she was asked to come on staff as a Mandarin interpreter to help customers and the program. She accepted this offer without hesitation. In fact, she was so pleased that she was able to help vendors to communicate with their lovely customers those who can only speak Mandarin. She also enjoys the live music every Saturday at CWFM!
Olga Gurov, Russian Interpreter Olga joined the Farmers Market community in August of 2017 as the EBT Coordinator and Russian translator for the Copley Square Farmers Market. She enjoyed helping elderly people to use their benefits to buy natural, high-quality food and supporting them in improving their quality of life and to switching to a healthier lifestyle. Here at the Cambridge Winter Farmers Market, Olga is thrilled to continue this work with her beloved Russian-speaking customers and enjoyed the comfortable atmosphere of the Cambridge Winter Farmers Market. Olga has a degree in Psychology which helps her to communicate and enjoy to all the different customers she sees at the market.