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Boston Farmers Markets - Which Ones are Open on Tuesday or Wednesday?

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RisaG Jun 26, 2010 06:45 PM

I will be in Boston the last week of my vacation, in late July. I wanted to know which ones are open on Tuesday or Wednesday and what the latest foods are to find. I will buy some stuff to take home with me on that Wednesday. I live 4 hours away and I will be in an air conditioned car.

I am looking for fruits (berries of all kinds) and anything else that would not go bad in a day and also I could cook with when I got home (or the next day).

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    autopi RE: RisaG Jun 26, 2010 07:28 PM

    the harvard farmers mkt (by the science center on harvard's campus) is on tuesdays, and the davis square farmers mkt is on wednesdays. the davis square one is the larger of the two. if you only live 4 hrs away, then whatever's in season where you live will be in season here, give or take. i don't know that there are any tremendously rare/specialty fruits and vegetables at either of these markets, but perhaps i am overlooking something.

    hi rise breads and taza chocolate both go to the davis square market, and are worth checking out. if you have a cooler, there's a stand that sells lamb (incl. sausages), and sometimes fish spreads, which are also pretty great.

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      Parsnipity RE: RisaG Jun 26, 2010 07:37 PM

      I really like the Natucket Wild smokehouse guy at Davis on Wednesdays. He's super friendly, gives lots of samples of his smoked fishes and spreads, and has great pictures of himself catching the fish you're about to eat. I think you could transport it 4 hours-- I brought some to my mom 4 hours by car a few weeks ago and it did fine.

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        quirkydeb RE: Parsnipity Jun 28, 2010 11:15 AM

        +1 for Nantucket Wild Smokehouse. The bluefish pieces and the salmon spread are fantastic (with the plus of being able to try before you buy). And he takes credit cards.

      2. PinchOfSalt RE: RisaG Jun 27, 2010 12:15 PM

        Lexington's farmers' market is on Tuesdays and Arlington's is on Wednesdays. They are pretty similar in the kind of food you will find there. Both have multiple vendors with fruits, veggies, and bread. If you have an insulated cooler and some ice, you might pick up some locally raised meat. Check out their websites for lists of vendors. Parking at Lexington is usually not too difficult and it is a breeze at Arlington. Both are reasonably convenient to route 2 if that is the direction you are traveling; Arlington's market is along route 3, which is nice if you are heading north on 3 or 93.

        1. L2k RE: RisaG Jun 27, 2010 12:38 PM

          Kendall Square is also open Wednesdays. There's a separate one in Kendall on Thursdays.

          1. BostonZest RE: RisaG Jun 27, 2010 05:38 PM

            Boston City Hall Plaza is open on Wednesdays and Copley Square on Tuesdays. You picked great market days. Bring a cooler, you can buy some frozen meat from Stillman's to slowly thaw and keep all the other things cold.

            Penny
            http://www.bostonzest.com/

            1. trufflehound RE: RisaG Jun 28, 2010 09:14 AM

              Copley is fun.

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                celeriac RE: RisaG Jun 28, 2010 09:49 AM

                For future reference the most exhaustive resource for local food information is the website http://www.farmfresh.org. Although originally developed for Rhode Island by Farm Fresh RI, it has the most complete listings for all markets in the region, and you can organize them according to useful attributes such as the market's day of the week!

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