Celebrate National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month 2015 by visiting some of the best farmers’ markets in Cambridge and Boston! Eat healthy this week by getting organic fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets in your neighborhood. Not only can you find some of the freshest produce in the state, but also you can find the best the handmade baked goods and sandwiches around. See how tasty being a vegetarian can be and check out the top 10 freshest farmers’ markets in Boston for your favorite healthy ingredients.
1. The Boston Public Market
Find the largest selection of fresh fruits, veggies, and produce along the Rose Kennedy Greenway and in Dewey Square Plaza on the Greenway across from South Station this summer from May to November. These two seasonal farmers’ markets offer everything from eggs, meat and poultry to flowers, plants, and to-go lunch options. Boston Public Market Association, as a non-profit, is dedicated to bringing the healthiest and most organic produce to Bostonians through the 30 or more vendors offered. Visit these locations on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays this summer on your commute home!
2. Harvard Farmers’ Market
On Saturdays from August 15th to October 31st, check out this non-profit farmers’ market in Cambridge! This will be their tenth year selling local produce with one of the biggest crowds around, not only offering fresh fruits and veggies, but spices, jams, and even herbs. Harvard Farmers’ Market brings soup to the elderly and supports local women’s shelters to help support a healthier and better Cambridge community. Offering outdoor entertainment from musicians and chefs alike, Harvard Farmers’ Market is truly one of the best places to find amazing food and people in Boston. So bring your dog for a walk to Harvard Square and check out this amazing farmers’ market!
3. Egleston Farmers’ Market
Saturdays from 10:00AM to 2:00PM in the JPNDC Lot at the Amory Brewery Complex is Egleston Farmers’ Market, supplying Jamaica Plain and Roxbury families with healthy, fresh, and organic produce. This all volunteer, community-led market gives both Jamaica Plain and Roxbury communities a chance to socialize and come together to enjoy locally grown food. Not only do they offer a summer and fall market, but an indoor winter farmers’ market once a week as well. They host events, performances, and even offer and create unique recipes!
4. Copley Square Farmers’ Market
Along St. James Ave., Dartmouth St. and Boylston St. on Tuesdays and Fridays, get everything from beef to biscotti at Copley Square Farmers’ Market. With over 35 vendors, Copley Square offers an amazing selection of local and organic produce. Are you craving Danish pastries, orchard apples or a flower arrangement? If you are, then Copley Square is the place for you. Go stop by Copley Square for unique and fresh food options your family will love.
5. Union Square Farmers’ Market
Everyone raves about Union Square Farmers’ Market for their ciders, fresh produce, local cheeses, teas, and friendly service! Most of the best produce is gone after the morning rush, and the live music and varied selection of foods and drinks attracts crowds of people on Saturdays from 9:00AM to 1:00PM, open through November. Though smaller, Union Square Farmers’ Market offers everything from mushrooms to hand-raised plants. Make the trip to Union Square, it’s always inexpensive and tasty!
6. Dudley Town Common Farmers’ Market
Since 1998, Dudley Town Common Farmers’ Market has offered some of the best produce every Tuesday throughout this season. This affordable option for Dudley and Dorchester residents is on the smaller side, but offers some of the freshest local fruits and veggies around. Check out this little gem in Dudley Town Common from 3:00PM to 7:00PM on Tuesdays!
7. Boston Medical Center Farmers’ Market
On Fridays from 10:30AM to 1:30PM in Menino Pavilion during August, Boston Medical Center has a farmers’ market both indoors and out! Selling mainly fruits and vegetables, this is a great option for you to stop by after a doctor’s appointment for a healthy snack!
8. Charlestown Farmers’ Market
Mainly produce from Stillman’s Farm and Greenhouses, Charlestown Farmers’ Market offers Stillman’s organic fruits and veggies on Wednesdays from 2:00PM-7:00PM. A family destination, this farmers’ market has amazing flower arrangements and some great fresh produce that you can use for every dinner recipe. On Main St. and Charleston St. in Charlestown, MA, this farmers market is worth the drive.
9. Kendall Square Farmers’ Market
Go and visit Kendall Square on Thursdays from 11:00AM to 3:00PM to find an amazing cheese selection and fresh, local produce from the seed. A frequent spot for college student shoppers, this market sells everything from ice cream to jewelry! Go check out Kendall Square for an affordable and savory shopping experience!
10. Medford Farmers’ Market
Check out this sustainable market on Thursdays from 3:00PM to 7:00PM behind City Hall Mall in Medford. This market sells an assortment of wine, cheeses, pasta, poultry, and even maple syrup! Right behind City Hall, this market brings the community together through community events and concerts while promoting healthy living and sustainable farming. Be sure to visit Medford Farmers’ Market on your day off!