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