Summer in Boston Means Farmers Markets!
Massachusetts ranks in the top 10 nationwide in the number of farmers markets as well as community-supported agriculture programs. And although there is no year-round central marketplace* (yet) today Boston has more than twenty seasonal, open-air farmers markets. The two most prominent markets are at City Hall Plaza (new location below) and in Copley Square. The Boston Public Market
runs two seasonal farmers markets each year along the Rose Kennedy Greenway, featuring over 30 local producers. Products include farm fresh produce; meat, poultry, eggs, cheese, dairy, fish, bread, baked goods, plants, flowers and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods, including several “grab-and-go” lunch options. In the summer months, farmer’s markets are a great way to eat healthy, fresh, and local.
The Dewey Square Farmers Market
Across from South Station on the Rose Kennedy Greenway
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30am – 6:30pm
May 20th through November 25th
The Boston Public Market on the Greenway (formerly the City Hall Plaza Market)
Along the plaza outside of 136 Blackstone Street facing the Greenway
Mondays and Wednesdays from 11am – 6pm
May 19 through November 26
Due to the construction on the Government Center MBTA station and the sidewalk along Cambridge Street, the City Hall Farmers Market will not be in operation in 2014 at this location.
The market will be relocated to the plaza outside the future home of the Boston Public Market at 136 Blackstone Street, just a short walk from the old farmers market location.
SOWA Open Market Farmers Market
560 Harrison Ave Boston, MA 02118
May 4, 2014 through October 26, 2014
10AM – 4PM
The SOWA Open Market is more than just a farmers market, although there are 60 different vendors selling their local wares. There is also a food truck court and arts market. Every week, 30 to 35 food trucks serve up a variety of cuisines and the Arts Market is a mecca for all things handmade.
Copley Square Farmers Market
The Copley Square Farmers Market is one of Boston’s biggest and busiest farmers market. It runs on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11am to 6pm starting on May 15th and features over a dozen Massachusetts farmers. The market also hosts a variety of specialty food vendors selling fresh baked bread, cheese, pasta, hummus, and more.
*Plans for the year-round market along the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway were approved in April by the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The project, expected to cost $14 million, will include up to 45 vendors as well as a bakery, seafood raw bar, and demonstration kitchen staffed by local chefs.
To see farmers markets all around Boston visit http://bostonfarmersmarkets.org/market-profiles/