15 Farmers’ Markets To Try This Fall
As the leaves start to change colors and the air gets crisper, Boston’s farmers’ markets begin to change from summer fruit to root vegetables. Here, we highlight 15 fall farmers’ markets so you can stock up on this season’s bounty.
This market prides itself on their Massachusetts-grown crops so you can have the freshest produce for your dinner table. The market is not only a one-stop shop for greens, herbs, fruits, and vegetables, but it also serves fresh fish supplied by Red’s Best.
Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. until October 23; 209 Sumner Street
This farmers’ market is a little untraditional, but in the best way. It has cider, cookies, pasta, and hot sauces. While it also offers an array of produce and meat stands, you can also start holiday shopping now and pick up a winter scarf.
Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October 25; 2 Centre Street, Brookline
For it’s third season, this market is offering live music from local musicians as you check off items on your grocery list.
Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. until October 25 at 500 Cambridge Street, Allston
This market is more than just a farmers market. It includes live entertainment, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages—from face painting to chair massages. The market sells produce, fish, and meat from seven local farms.
Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October 26; 120 Corey Street, West Roxbury
This market, sponsored by the South Boston Community Health Center, sells everything locally-produced such as fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, and breads.
Mondays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. until October 27; 446 West Broadway
The Charlestown Farmers’ Market has been operating for more than 10 years and continues to offer fresh produce and vegetables to residents.
Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. until October 29; 10 City Square, Charlestown
Northeastern’s Local Cow Farmers’ Market might be small, but it’s also efficient. The vendors include produce from Marshall’s Farm Stand, Lebanese food from Samira’s Homemade, and even Taza Chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Wednesdays from 11 p.m. to 5 p.m. until October 30 at 100 Forsyth Street
This market is a non-profit run by the Bowdoin Street Health Center. The market prides itself on making sure fresh, high-quality healthy food is accessible to all.
Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. until October 30; 230 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester
Located in the heart of Boston University, the weekly farmers’ market sells Farmers’ Choice Boxes from Ward’s Berry Farm, among other items. The boxes include local fruits and vegetables straight from the farm and feed two to four people.
Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. until October 30; GSU Plaza, 775 Commonwealth Avenue
The Dudley Town Common Farmers’ Market is operated by The Food Project and sells fresh, local food straight from the fields.
Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. until October 30 at Dudley Street and Blue Hill Avenue, Roxbury
This market is a small, neighborhood market where all of the vendors produce or make their own products such as honey and cupcakes.
Tuesdays and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. until November 1; 677 Centre Street
The Amherst Farmers’ Market has been running for more than 40 years and is a great place to buy handcrafted items such as brooms and soap, live flowers, nuts, cheese, and even hard cider.
Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. until November 22; 88 Spring Street, Amherst
If you’re looking to buy sunflowers bigger than your head, Copley Square Farmers’ Market is the place to go. Not only do they have giant sunflowers from Old Friends Farm, the market sells Danish pastries, Mediterranean foods, and Tea Cuvee, a white tea that is fashionably stored in a wine bottle.
Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until November 23; Copley Square, Boylston and Dartmouth Street
Operated by the non-profit Boston Public Market, Dewey Square offers produce, meat, baked goods, and more. It also sells dog treats for your furry companion.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. until November 25; 600 Atlantic Avenue
If you need to check a few items off your grocery lists, chances are you will be able to find what you’re looking for at this market. Vendors include a little bit of everything from lobster, to coffee, and even ice cream.
Tuesdays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. until November 25; Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge