Images of Needham's Agricultural Past Shared on Farmers Market Site

Prints made from original glass plate negatives show an old grain elevator and other buildings that once made up Needham Center.

The latest gallery containing old photographs from Needham's past was posted Monday on the Needham Farmers Market website, needhamfarmersmarket.org.

The images posted on the site provide a look back at Needham's agricultural roots and are being shared with the community as a lead up to the grand opening of the town's new farmers market on June 10. These latest prints come from original glass plate negatives made possible by Jamie Turbayne.

Describing the photo gallery, webmaster Tom Gehman said: "In the 19th century, Needham was largely a farming community. Needham's businesses and town offices were clustered around the center where the Needham Farmers Market will be opening June 10 [at ]. Standing on the corner of Dedham Avenue and Great Plain Avenue, imagine the sight 100 plus years ago when the grain elevator and the business block were located next to First Parish."

The will be held on the front lawn of First Parish in Needham beginning on Sunday, June 10 and will run every Sunday from 1-5 p.m. through Oct. 28.

Also on the website, Gehman has posted several video interviews with vendors that will be featured at the market this summer. Check them out at needhamfarmersmarket.org.


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