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beansmom
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?

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

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

clori
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.

BELLE1109
03-29-2011, 09:19 PM
Salem, MA has a great one!

kwelch10377
03-29-2011, 09:34 PM
I usually go to Russo's in Newton or Wilson Farms in Lexington.

tapplebapple
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!!!

PattnFmly
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...

Evi
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)
http://www.thebutchershopboston.com/#retail

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)
http://peteandjensbackyardbirds.com/

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.

Evi
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..

beansmom
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. :)