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November 2011 Winter Markets, CSAs, Farm Stands & Other Fresh, Local Sources

BostonZest Nov 1, 2011 03:25 PM

It looks like we will have many more choices this winter. Markets will be held in Cambridge, Somerville, and Downtown Crossing. SOWA and the Prudential Center are working on possible locations for indoor markets. Russell's has a January opening on their site for the Wayland Winter Market.

So what have you heard? Where will you shop for local goods as the outdoor farmers' markets close?

Remember Copley and City Hall are open until just before Thanksgiving?


  1. BostonZest Nov 5, 2011 06:59 AM

    Great News for Boston. We have our first indoor farmers' Market. Inspectional Services has approved the market inside the Prudential Center for this year.

    It will be Thursdays and will be located along the South Garden Wall inside the space they call the Belvidere Arcade that contains the Loft at the corner and the Post Office.

    1. digga Nov 6, 2011 05:00 PM

      I just signed up for the Arlington 2 month winter CSA. Splitting it with a neighbor.


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        femmevox Nov 6, 2011 05:03 PM

        Learned from Ayr of Clover Food Labs last week that sales are down at the Dewey Square Farmer's market because of Occupy Boston. Also his sales at the food truck near South Station have been down about 10% since OB started.

        I think there's another two weeks for the farmers there. Clover will stay through the winter but reduce hours.

        Please shop there so the farmers don't suffer because of OB, if you have the chance and inclination.

        Clover Food Lab
        7 Holyoke St, Cambridge, MA 02138

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        1. re: femmevox
          femmevox Nov 28, 2011 06:20 PM

          Actually, recently learned from the Farmer's Market website that the Dewey Square Farmer's Market has been extended till December 22.

        2. mtm7654 Nov 7, 2011 10:15 AM

          Looks like SOWA is a done deal. Sundays November 13 to April 29, right next to the Vintage Market. Nice to have these year round options!

          1. Berheenia Nov 7, 2011 02:39 PM

            Just got this from Marshalls Fenway farmstand
            Breaking News: We will be back at Northeastern this week for the weekly Farmers Market. Mother Nature has been good to us and NU has decided to continue the market! See everyone on Wednesday.

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            1. re: Berheenia
              Berheenia Nov 10, 2011 06:09 AM

              Another update from Marshall's that today they are at the BU Farmers Market.

              Note: I am posting about the University Farmers Markets I'm not a spokesperson for Marshall's

            2. fesenjan Nov 10, 2011 09:04 AM

              The Salem Winter Market starts today, and has some new vendors. 2-6 PM inside the little structures on Artists' Row downtown.

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                femmevox Nov 11, 2011 01:50 PM

                The new winter farmer's market market at the Cambridge Community Center on Callendar Street (in Riverside neighborhood) opens in January. Here's the link http://centermarket.weebly.com/

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                  pegmal Nov 28, 2011 12:07 PM

                  Wayland Winter Market starts their third season on Jan.7 (Saturdays 10 -2) through March 10th. Expect 30+ vendors weekly - vegetables, meat, cheese, specialty foods - sit in the lush greenhouse and enjoy gourmet breakfast and lunch. Special events include Farm Fiber Days (1/21 & 2/18) and Massachusetts Farm Wineries Day on 1/28.

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