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Farmers' Market opening date?

Anyone know when the markets are opening, especially the Copley Square one?

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  1. city hall square opened yesterday. heard it was lame.

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    1. re: ScubaSteve

      Frankly, the first couple of weeks do tend to be lame - it's really too early for much of anything except some lettuces. Still, it's great to know they've started up again!

      1. re: Allstonian

        yeah, there's always a couple weeks of rhubarb, early lettuce and seedlings before it starts to pick up. but it's nice that they're back at all.

        1. re: passing thru

          is there really rhubarb out? I wish the person who grew it still worked in the lab. I've got a great easy cake recipe.

          1. re: Joanie

            it should be out there soon in the farmer's markets if it isn't already....russo's has it in, i made strawberry rhubarb crumble this last weekend.

            1. re: passing thru

              This weekend Wilson Farms had huge masses of their own rhubarb. I didn't pick any up, but it looked perfect.

            2. re: Joanie

              Rhubarb at Davis Square today, and bags of spinach. That's about all I saw for fresh fruit/veg -- the rest was potted herbs, etc. One bread stand which I didn't recognize the name of and can't remember now.

              Bought some river rock farm beef and some goat cheese and said hello to the fresh mozzerella lady.

              Baby steps.

        1. Looks like Copley opens on May 22 -- wait, that's today! Here is a link for farmers' markets in MA. http://www.mass.gov/agr/massgrown/far...

          1. Yep, Copley is today.

            Race you to the goat cheese picnic at the Crystal Brook Farm booth.

            1. Went to Central Square market yesterday - just two bakeries (Hi-Rise and Big Sky - hope Big Sky isn't replacing Breadsong, as they're not nearly as good) and Hutchins Farm, who just had some vegetable plants in pots. Things should pick up (more vendors, more vegetables) in the next few weeks.