farmers market-boston area??

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  1. beansmom

    beansmom Grumpy Grandma Extraordinaire

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    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?
     
  2. darthspud

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    where in the boston area? I know of tons of them north of boston.. lexington/arlington etc
     
  3. okeydokey

    okeydokey Frosty the Snowman scared me as a child.

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    Years ago Haymarket was an open air farmers market on Saturdays. Is it gone now?
     
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  5. clori

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    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.
     
  6. BELLE1109

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    Salem, MA has a great one!
     
  7. kwelch10377

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    I usually go to Russo's in Newton or Wilson Farms in Lexington.
     
  8. tapplebapple

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    It's not a Farmers Market, but it will get you your fresh fruits and veges weekly...check out Farmer Dave's CSA. 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!!!
     
  9. PattnFmly

    PattnFmly <font color=darkorchid>DH drove me crazy last nigh

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    In the summer there's one on Government Center plaza. Good place to stop before getting on the T to go home...
     
  10. Evi

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    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.
     
  11. Evi

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    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..
     
  12. beansmom

    beansmom Grumpy Grandma Extraordinaire

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    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. :)
     

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