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May 18, 2010 02:25 PM

Farmers' Markets this week

This is opening week for area farmers markets. Today I made it to Copley and was pleased at how many customers where there.

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We bought Strawberries, lettuce, radishes, cucumbers from Atlas with our CSA share. That plus some GREAT cheese from the new vendor Narragansett Creamery. Ed and I tasted a few of their products and bought a lovely, fresh, fresh, fresh Queso Fresco.

Some bread from Iggy's and we came home happy.

Tomorrow a new market at Cambridge Center in Kendall Square near the MBTA opens. This one will be managed by the same team that does the Prudential Market.

Thursday is opening day for the Prudential Center Market opens and Friday Copley will be open again.

What's open in your neighborhood?


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  1. Was at the Copley Farmer's Market today too, dontcha just love farmers market season!? Those strawberries were unreal!

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    1. re: The_SBK

      I had them with some of the Queso Fresco. Did you taste those cheeses?


      1. re: BostonZest

        No! I missed the Queso could I do that?! I won't make that mistake twice..

        1. re: BostonZest

          Their Ricotta is just amazing! And their feta...

      2. Lexington's Farmers' Market starts June 1. Can't wait for our Tuesday night shopping to begin! Stillman's meats, Hi-Rise bakery, Taza chocolate, and prepared foods from Flora. Yea!

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        1. re: Eatin in Woostah

          Flora's kimchi is to die are their flatbreads. YUM! Can't wait!

        2. I was at Copley yesterday, too. The greens, including stinging nettles, at Siena Farms, were beautiful, but at $4 for a quarter pound, investment quality!

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          1. re: Madrid

            Not sure if you've ever noticed but those clamshell packages of salad greens sold at most supermarkets are 3.99 for 5 oz., so yes, you get one more ounce in them for the same price Siena charges, but for freshly-hand-cut, locally grown, triple-washed greens, I'll gladly pay any premium. You're right, it is an investment: an investment in local agriculture and your health!

            1. re: porcospino

              very good point, which I can now make to my SO after I buy some Siena greens tomorrow! thank you!

              1. re: Madrid

                They're the best, in my opinion, so you won't be sorry you did! Enjoy them!

          2. We stopped by the Kendall Square Market today. It is right in front of the Cambridge Center along the edge of the sidewalk facing into the building. When Pigs Fly was out of bread when we finally got back to them on Sunday at SoWa so I bought some pear, apricot almond bread today. And, more wonderful organic strawberries and organic asparagus.

            This is right around the corner from the food trucks and that great roof top garden is nearby. I think I may have a Wednesday destination this summer.


            1. Dang! Brookline farmers market doesn't open for another month (June 17th). Looks like I'll need to start foraging further afield.