Boston Spring Farmers’ Markets
Getting fresh groceries, supporting local farmers, and spending time outside is a win-win-win. Here’s where to do it.
There are many things to celebrate about spring coming back: Not having to wear eight layers every time you leave the house, being able to exercise outside again, flowers blooming, and, last but not least, the return of all your favorite farmers’ markets. Since there’s nothing better than biting into fresh, juicy, locally grown produce, we compiled a list of spring farmers’ markets starting this month.
Copley Square Farmers’ Market
This market attracts farms from all over the state, and you can find everything from produce and flowers to fresh bread, baked goods, and homemade bath products.
Tuesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting 5/14. 139 St. James Ave., Boston.
SoWa Farmers’ Market
Operating alongside SoWa’s hip vintage and craft markets, this lively farmers’ market was voted Best Farmers’ Market by the Boston A-List last year.
Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting 5/4. 460 Harrison Ave., Boston; sowaopenmarket.com.
Allston Village Farmers’ Market
Calling all hipsters! Gearing up for its third season, this market operates every Saturday in the heart of Allston.
Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting 5/11. 161 Harvard Ave., Allston, 617-254-7564; allstonvillage.com.
Boston Public Market
This market, which has locations at Dewey Square and City Hall Plaza, offers Mediterranean food, seafood, and garlic in addition to traditional farmers’ market fare.
Dewey Square Market: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. starting 5/21. Rose Kennedy Greenway across from South Station. City Hall Plaza Market: Mondays and Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting 5/20. City Plaza across from Cambridge Street; bostonpublicmarket.org.
Prudential Center Farmers’ Market
You can do your grocery shopping for the week here and grab lunch. The market’s vendors sell produce, maple products, baked goods, gourmet sandwiches, and more.
Thursdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting in May. 800 Boylston St., Boston, 978-448-6499.
South Boston Farmers’ Market
Sponsored by the South Boston Community Health Center, which aims to provide quality health care to all community members, this market has everything from fresh vegetables to herbs and flowers.
Mondays 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. starting 5/7. 446 West Broadway, South Boston, 617-464-5858.
Central Square Farmers’ Market
It’s no surprise that Cambridge has more than its fair share of farmers’ markets (there’s one every day of the week!), but Central Square is one of the best.
Mondays 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. starting 5/20. Bishop Allen Drive at Norfolk Street, Cambridge.
Davis Square Farmers’ Market
Tons of produce, wine, baked goods, smoked meats, and even knife sharpening make this a great market to check out.
Wednesdays 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. starting 5/22. At Day Street and Herbert Street, Somerville.
While this year-round classic is not technically a farmers’ market (it’s an open air market, but the goods don’t come from local farmers), it has produce at impossibly cheap prices—we’re talking two boxes of strawberries for $1.50 and three grapefruits for $1.
Fridays and Saturdays, approximately 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Blackstone Street, Boston, near Faneuil Hall.
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