View Full Version : farmers market-boston area??

03-29-2011, 06:47 PM
i've been here about 3 years and I cannot believe there isn't a farmers market in Mass and especially in the Boston area. Can anybody help me out?

03-29-2011, 07:25 PM
where in the boston area? I know of tons of them north of boston.. lexington/arlington etc

03-29-2011, 07:28 PM
Years ago Haymarket was an open air farmers market on Saturdays. Is it gone now?

03-29-2011, 07:56 PM
Haymarket usually has them on the weekends. I know cities like Melrose, Medford, and Malden have them weekly in nice weather. B rookline used to have one and probably still does.

03-29-2011, 09:19 PM
Salem, MA has a great one!

03-29-2011, 09:34 PM
I usually go to Russo's in Newton or Wilson Farms in Lexington.

03-29-2011, 09:39 PM
It's not a Farmers Market, but it will get you your fresh fruits and veges weekly...check out Farmer Dave's CSA (http://www.farmerdaves.net/). It is Community Supported Agriculture and they have pick-up sites in and around Boston. I participated last year and ate the absolutely most wonderful fruits and veges I have ever had and I am already signed up for this year. I can't wait until June to start enjoying!!!

03-29-2011, 09:56 PM
In the summer there's one on Government Center plaza. Good place to stop before getting on the T to go home...

03-29-2011, 10:52 PM
I'm not sure where in Boston you are but there are a ton of farmers markets. best place to find the closest one to you would be http://www.mass.gov/agr/massgrown/

I know of a few of the top of my head there is one in city hall plaza, back bay across from the public library, I know there is one in JP, Milton has one in lower mills, Quincy has one near the public library, Roslindale has on in the square, there are 2 in Dorchester one is run in collaboration with a local farm, Brookline has one honestly I think the best ones are in town and the one in Quincy they have a much larger selection and more vendors The one in Milton is nice too.

2 local CSA are from http://www.allandalefarm.com/csa/csa.html
and http://thefoodproject.org/csa.

I've done the food project winter csa and loved it.

You can also sign up for a local seafood share through http://www.capeannfreshcatch.org/

You can sign up for meat shares through (I'm sure there are others but I'm not really familiar with them. Though I know you can also buy meat through the food projects farm in Lincoln ma. The selection is slim and is all frozen)

Also chicken and pork from (but good luck getting a chicken unless its an extra since they always seem to sell out early in the season)

If your looking for something more specific send me a pm I go to a few of the local farmers markets and get a local csa. I've been trying to keep everything as natural as possible while staying on budget (kinda lol)

I love Wilsons in lexington also.

I hope this list helps.

03-29-2011, 10:54 PM
Years ago Haymarket was an open air farmers market on Saturdays. Is it gone now?

Haymarket has an open air market but its not a farmers market its almost a seconds market alot of what they sell is over ripe..

04-02-2011, 05:20 PM
thank you all. I live in the Hudson/Marlborough area but will drive sometimes for the fun of exploring. I will definitely check out the Salem one...any excuse to go to Salem. :)