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Apr 6, 2013 08:22 PM


I will be running my first marathon next week and looking for suggestions as to where I can stop and eat during my run. It needs to be fast, farm to table and kid friendly.

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  1. "It needs to be fast, farm to table" ~~~~~~~~~

    perhaps others with a better grasp of the 'burbs can offer more help, but i think of those 2 things as mutually exclusive.

    1. Maybe one of the downtown Farmers Markets will be open. You can find fresh, fast food from many of the vendors and food trucks.

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      1. re: foodieX2

        after kenmore, most all of beacon and boylston are closed to parking and traffic.

        the farmers' markets at copley and the pru are closed for winter.

        1. re: hotoynoodle

          hence the word "maybe" :)

          Our famers market opens next weekend…

          1. re: foodieX2

            The Boston farmers markets don't open until May. Copley, for instance, opens on May 14 this year.

            Even if the markets were open this early in the year, the only market in Boston I can think of that runs on Mondays is City Hall Plaza. Copley is Tuesdays and Fridays, and the Prudential market is Thursdays, plus as hotoynoodle says, everything in the Prudential and Copley area will be closed off for the marathon.

      2. You want to stop and eat with your kids at a farm totable resturant in the middle of running the marathon?

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        1. re: C. Hamster

          lol, am glad i'm not the only one thinking this was an off-beat request.

        2. I would not try to eat anywhere along the route during the Marathon, as as it's likely to be packed with folks who've come to watch the race. Your best bet is a picnic that your family brings to a pre-assigned location.....

          1. You could take a slight detour and hit Farmstead Table in Newton Center

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            1. re: C. Hamster

              yes! cuz the marathon route isn't long enough! :O