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Farmers’ Markets in Boston


Farmers’ Markets in Boston are very popular with local residents and tourists who come to purchase delicious fruits, vegetables, dairy products, breads and more. This way, they support local produce growers and sustainable growing practices and methods. There are over 200 farmers markets in Massachusetts with many of them concentrated in the Boston area. Most of these farmers markets are directly managed by Mass Farmers Markets which was founded in 1978 and partnered up with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, the University of Massachusetts Extension Service, and farmers across Massachusetts.

Farmers’ markets in Massachusetts take place beginning in May and June. If you’re traveling in the Boston area, there are several spectacular farmers markets that you can visit during your stay and stock up on fresh food. One of the most popular markets around is the Copley Square Farmers Market on Boylston Street and Dartmouth Street in Boston which is held on Tuesday and Fridays from 11 am to 6 pm.

The Copley Square market has over dozen vendors and draws in many Bostonians who come to indulge in pre-made sandwiches, a wide variety of breads, meats and cheeses and a host of fresh organic fruits, vegetables and herbs. Since the market is surrounded by office buildings, it’s the perfect place to have lunch for many of Boston’s office workers. The Copley Square marketopens in mid-May and ends in November.




Farmers  Markets in Boston

Another very popular farmers market in Boston is the one that takes place in City Hall on Cambridge Street on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 am to 6 pm. This farmers market starts during the third week of May and ends in November and provides a wide array of choices of things to buy and eat. There is locally-grown, fresh produce, grass-fed meats and organic eggs, but also a number of artisan artifacts and trinkets that will entice both locals and tourists looking to bring a piece of Boston back home with them.

The Boston Public market in Dewey Square is a great addition to the farmers markets in the Boston area. This market located across from South Station and on Atlantic Avenue, takes place from the end of May until the end of December on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 am until 6:30 pm. This market provides hundreds of varieties of fruits and vegetables, but also organic cheeses and grass fed beef and lamb and other meats. There are also several vendors selling nuts, granola, and ready to eat meals, snacksand desserts. This market also has many free samples.

Farmers  Markets in Boston

Another fantastic farmers market is the Davis Square Farmers market on Davis Square on Day Street and Herbert Street in Sommerville, which is part of the Boston Metropolitan area and about a 15-20 drive from the downtown. The Davis Square Farmers market is held on Wednesdays from 11 am to 6 pm from the end of May until the end of November. Here, there is everything form dry-aged beef to many types of cheeses, breads, flowers and natural beauty products and soaps.




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