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Last minute ?: Market/other timekiller between Marshfield and Boston?

greygarious Sep 8, 2008 04:50 PM

I should have thought of this sooner....sorry! Thanks to CH, I have a lunch reservation at the Fairview Inn in Marshfield tomorrow (Sept 9) to reconnect with a childhood friend whom I haven't seen in 40 years. We'll doubtless linger over coffee until the dining room closes at 4pm. She'll head south to her Cape Cod timeshare. I've got to go up Rte 3 through Boston, to get back home to Billerica. I now realize that I'll be hitting the worst of rush hour - so I'd sooner make a stop for an hour or two, allowing commuter traffic to subside before heading home. Can anyone recommend a Farmer's Market or other interesting grocery destination between Marshfield and Boston? (I won't be hungry.) If all else fails, perhaps there will be a movie theater en route.

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    catsmeow Sep 8, 2008 07:06 PM

    Plymouth Harbor is a nice area to walk around. There are some cute shops.

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      stoptime Sep 8, 2008 05:34 PM

      Couple of thoughts:

      Penniman Hill Farm in Hingham (rte. 53). Nothing too special, but good local produce and cheesy lawn ornaments. Here's a link to their weekly ad:

      Kam Man Marketplace in Quincy, also off of rte. 53. If you haven't been there, it's definitely worth checking out. Like someone took a shopping center from Shanghai and dropped it into the middle of Quincy. Here's a Wikipedia link:

      Or, you could just stop for a drink at any of the local waterfront establishments ;-)

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      1. re: stoptime
        greygarious Sep 8, 2008 06:57 PM

        Thanks for the links!

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