Best of Boston

2001 Best Farm Stand, South

The Farmer’s Market on Cohasset Common

Held only once a week (every Thursday afternoon), this farmstand is worth the wait. Some of the South Shore’s freshest produce is found here from early June through mid-October. Local growers trot out terrific stuff, from vine-ripened tomatoes and hefty cucumbers, to more greens than you’ll find in all the big chain superstores combined. In addition to local growers (who, as one farmer put it, strive to “shorten the distance from land to mouth”), there are potters, bakers, and craftspeople selling quilts, stools, soaps, and such.

Cohasset Common, Cohasset, 781-383-1200,