Winter Farmer's Markets Near Boston
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On a recent Saturday morning, the Somerville Winter Farmers Market was in full swing with live music, the smell of freshly baked bread, hot coffee, and best of all, freshly-picked produce. It’s a pleasant reminder that although we’re in the dead of winter, there is still fresh, locally-grown produce available. Winter farmers markets are cropping up all over the city and offer a variety of New England seasonal produce.
Winter produce in New England varies. Root vegetables like beets, parsnips, and carrots often taste the best this time of year. You can still enjoy apples through May, and winter squash and sweet potatoes are in-season through April. Mushrooms, onions, and sprouts are harvested in January, while garlic and leeks will stick around through February.
Here are some local winter markets to find these vegetables and more:
Medford Winter Farmers Market
16 Riverside Avenue, Hyatt Place Garage, Medford; through February 28th; Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Facebook.com/MedfordFarmerMkt
Somerville Winter Farmers Market
191 Highland Ave., Center for the Arts at the Armory, Somerville; through April 13th; Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Facebook.com/SomervilleWinterFarmersMarket
Cambridge Winter Farmers Market
5 Callender Street, Cambridge Community Center, Cambridge; through April 27th; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Cambridgewinterfarmersmarket.com
Brookline Winter Farmers Market
318 Harvard Street, Arcade Building, Brookline; through June 9th; Sundays, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Mondays, 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Facebook.com/BrooklineWinterFarmersMarket
Jamaica Plain Winter Farmers Market
45 Brookside Avenue, Jamaica Plain; through February; Saturdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; farmfresh.org
Dorchester Winter Farmers Market
6 Norfolk St, Codman Square Health Center, Great Hall, Dorchester; through March; Sundays, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Facebook.com/DorchesterWinterFarmersMarket
Can’t find a market in your neighborhood? Check the Mass.gov site for a complete listing of winter markets in the Boston area.