Best of Boston

2009 Best Farmer's Market

Belmont Farmer’s Market

Picking the best farmers’ market is like trying to pick the best heirloom tomato. What’s not to love in any of the forms and flavors they take? All typically have lovely selections of just-plucked fruits, veggies, and herbs; however, the Belmont agricultural get-together earns bonus points (and a loyal following of chefs) for the bumper crop of other regional goodies it has on hand. Stock up on Bay State-bred pork, lamb, beef, and chicken; raw honey from local hives; handmade mozzarella from Somerville’s Fiore di Nonno; brownies baked fresh at Malden-based Geoff & Drew’s; and gelato from Belmont’s own Angelato—and you’ll find that dullsville weekly supermarket run looking downright superfluous.

Belmont Center,