Roundup: 15 Farmers’ Markets To Try This Summer
Buy locally-sourced produce, craft goods, and more at these area markets.
Tired of stuffy grocery stores, big corporations, and produce that’s been sitting on the shelf for weeks? Then head to a farmers’ market. We searched the Greater Boston area to find some of the best markets that the spring and summer seasons have to offer. Below, our roundup:
Boston Public Market
The Boston Public Market Association is currently working on building a year-round permanent market. While we wait, the association is hosting two farmers’ markets this spring. One is along the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the other is at the future home of the permanent market.
Haymarket T Stop Market: Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 136 Blackstone Street. Dewey Square Market: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway across from South Station, bostonpublicmarket.org
Harvard Farmers’ Market
Get smart by eating some locally-made brain food brought to you by Harvard University. This market features fresh produce, fish, baked goods, and other local treats.
Tuesdays, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., starting 6/10, The Plaza at the Science Center, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, dining.harvard.edu
Copley Square Farmers’ Market
Copley Square is already home to some of Boston’s most famous architecture, and on Tuesdays and Fridays it also hosts a vibrant market that attracts vendors from all over Massachusetts.
Tuesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m., to 6 p.m., Copley Square, 139 St. James Avenue, westincopleyplaceboston.com
Belmont Farmers’ Market
Looking for something more than a market? The event tent at the Belmont Farmers’ Market includes food tastings, live performances, and book readings so your kids stay entertained while you shop.
Thursdays, 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., starting 6/12, Town Center Parking Lot, Cross Street at Channing Road, Belmont, belmontfarmersmarket.org
Salem Farmers’ Market
Are you a history buff? In colonial times, Salem used to host a farmers’ market. The modern-day revival of this historic tradition returns to downtown Salem for its sixth season on June 12th.
Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., starting 6/12, Derby Square, Salem, salemfarmersmarket.org
Brookline Farmers’ Market
The Brookline Farmers’ Market has the most convenient hours of them all, starting at 1:30 p.m., and lasting until dusk, which means that some vendors will stay as late as 8 p.m.
Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. to dusk, starting 6/19, West Parking Lot, Centre Street, Brookline, brooklinefarmersmarket.com
Watertown Farmers’ Market
Watertown is a picturesque city outside of Boston, so it’s about time they started a farmers’ market. Watertown will introduce its first ever farmers’ market in June which will include music, weekly events, and monthly skill-shares.
Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., starting 6/5 , Arsenal on the Charles, 3 Kingsbury Ave, Watertown, watertownmarket.com
New England Open Markets
New England Open Markets host three spring markets in Cambridge, Greenway, and SoWa. In addition to the fresh produce and handmade artisan products at these markets, you can also enjoy food from some of Boston’s finest food trucks.
Cambridge: Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m,. starting 6/27, The Plaza at the Science Center, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge. SoWa: Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 540 Harrison Ave. Greenway: Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wharf District Parks on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, newenglandopenmarkets.com
Harvard Allston Farmers’ Market
Kick off your weekend right with some local food and handmade crafts at this farmers’ market. Plus, the hours are convenient for the after work crowd.
Fridays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., starting 6/20, Swissbakers Cafe, 168 Western Avenue, Allston, edportal.harvard.edu
Egleston Farmers’ Market
The Egleston Farmers’ Market has been bringing together the Roxbury and Jamaica Plain community together for four years. This year, the market, which runs from June all the way until February, will kick off its season with a grand re-opening barbecue lunch.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting 6/7, re-opening BBQ costs $10, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 45 Brookside Avenue, Jamaica Plain, eglestonfarmersmarket.org
Union Square Farmers’ Market
Come to Union Square on Saturdays for the 10th anniversary of this farmers’ market. Enjoy an upbeat gathering of the eclectic Somerville community while you shop from a variety of vendors.
Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Union Square, 16 Bow Street, Somerville, unionsquaremain.org
Roslindale Village Farmers’ Market
A farmers’ market is more than just shopping; it’s about bringing a community together. The Roslindale Village Farmers’ market is a lively market that invites guests from surrounding areas to shop and get social.
Saturdays, 9 a.m., to 1:30 p.m., starting 6/7, Roslindale Village Commuter Rail Station, the corner of South Conway Street and Roberts Street, roslindale.net
Crescent Ridge Farmers’ Market
Crescent Ridge Dairy is gearing up for a market that’s even bigger than last year. In addition to the many vendors, enjoy some of Crescent Ridge’s award-winning ice cream while you jam out to live music.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2p.m, starting 6/14, Crescent Ridge Dairy, 407 Bay Road, Sharon, crescentridgefarmersmarket.com
Hingham Farmers’ Market
If you can’t decide between going to the beach or going shopping, then this is the perfect farmers’ market for you. The Hingham Farmers’ Market is at Hingham Bathing Beach, so you can make a whole day out it. Buy some fresh food, and then have a picnic on the beach.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hingham Bathing Beach, 96 Otis Street, Hingham, hinghamfarmersmarket.org
Braintree Farmers’ Market
In addition to the diverse array of products available at the Braintree Farmers’ Market, there will also be special events throughout the season. This includes: strawberry day (June 21), where many of the vendors will create special strawberry products, and a clam and lobster feast (August 30) with made to order clam chowder, lobster rolls, and more.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting 6/14, Braintree Town Hall, 1 JFK Memorial Drive, braintreefarmersmarket.org