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May 18, 2009 07:54 AM

Farmers Markets ect. - week of May 18th

Since the Copley Square Farmers' Market opens tomorrow, (11 am to 6 pm) I thought I'd start the weekly updates for reports on Farmers Markets, CSAs, and other local, fresh food.

The Prudential Center Market opens Thursday the 21st also 11 am to 6 pm.

City Hall ( Monday and Wednesdays) and Davis Square (Wednesdays) open on the 27th.

Central Square June 1st.

Brookline opens June 18th

Here's link for more information on the rest of the area. And, I'm sure the hounds will report on their local markets and CSAs.


Has anyone been to the SOWA Open Market? While that's not a farmers market there have been farms and bakeries there in the past. Anyone know who's there this year?

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  1. Actually, there now IS a farmer's market in the south end ---right near the SOWA Open Market --debuted this weekend (as did the SOWA open market). It's just a 1 minute walk down the street in the Rocca parking lot ---Russo's produce I believe, and some really beautiful looking fruits and vegetables, plus some great deals. $2 for a 2 lb box of strawberries (no, not local, but really sweet and delicious); $2 for a big bag of red or green grapes, plus all sorts of greens, assorted veggies --we picked up some fiddleheads too. Will apparently be here every Sunday from now till...? Sept? Oct? in that Rocca parking lot. Very much looking forward to it ---fills a huge void in the south end, i think.

    And yes, there are still a few vendors at the SOWA market; Clear Flour, Silverbrook farms, (i think) and a few others...I think it'll ramp up as the season opens up more. All good.

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    1. re: twentyoystahs

      Russo's is also doing a Tuesday Market at MIT in Cambridge. I keep trying to get over there but every Tuesday seems to be booked lately. I don't know if they will continue it once the students leave for the summer.

      1. re: BostonZest

        We saw them open this past Saturday on our way up to Xinh Xinh.

    2. The market in South Boston opened earlier this year and with new vendors. I'm hoping they're not too upscale for Southie-they have coolers of organic meats and eggs as well as the usual suspects.

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      1. re: mtm7654

        Where and when is the South Boston market????

        1. re: twentyoystahs

          On West Broadway between F St and Dorchester St. It's on Monday nights 10-6. Just 2 vendors but they both had breads and pastries in addition to the meats and eggs and veggies. Oh yeah, one of them had flowers (pansies) and fresh herbs too.

      2. Thanks for the update on the Davis Sq dates - it looks like they are starting a week earlier than the website said the last time I checked!

        1. For the last couple of weeks I've gotten fiddleheads, ramps, asparagus, microgreens, and arugula from Verrill Farms. The fiddleheads and ramps are from western MA (I think) and everything else is theirs. The microgreens were especially good. I also bought a bunch of herb pots from them.

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          1. re: MrsCheese

            Link to Verrill Farms

            Verrill Farm
            11 Wheeler Rd, Concord, MA, MA 01742

          2. Anybody know if the Fort Point market is coming back? There was one two years ago, but last year it was closed.

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            1. re: Pia

              If you mean the Boston Public Market at South Station, Yes, it will be back.


              May 28th-October 30th, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 am - 6:30 pm

              1. re: BostonZest

                That's Dewey Sq.

                I haven't seen any signs for the market that used to be on the bridge over Ft Point Channel from 2 years ago.

                1. re: 9lives

                  I'll ask one of the farmers when I see them. I think Sienna Farms used to do that one,

                  1. re: 9lives

                    As I understand it, the Dewey Square market was originally a substitute for the market on the Northern Ave. Bridge (the one you were referring to). So I doubt that bridge location will be revived. I'm glad to see the Dewey Sq. location is running again this year after its hiatus, although when I went last week there were only 2 stands selling produce and the rest was plants and flowers. When Pigs Fly bread is there also. Maybe more vendors will appear as the season progresses.