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Apr 29, 2013 10:42 AM

Any news on when the Copley FM opens?

Anyone heard anything on when the farmers' market starts up?

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    1. Google and I are very close, indeed.

      I thought there might be delays because of the memorial. Im not sure what's planned for it.

      1. The farmers' market is scheduled for opening on the 14th. Since this market is very much a center for community and signals a new beginning for the surrounding neighborhoods, you would hope the city could make a decision to freshen and move the memorial site, perhaps to the steps of the library, as another step in the healing process.

        The farmers do have to pay to be there. I've never understood why a farmers' market is not considered a community service and welcomed with free space.

        In spite of paying for the space they have been ejected for far lesser events, even in the heart of their growing season.


        1. On Twitter, @notifyBoston replied to my question and confirmed Tuesday, May 14th opening. The market also has the same info on their facebook page.

          A couple of new vendors featured in the list they provided.


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            1. re: BostonZest

              thanks, Penny! if any one makes it Tues, please let us know what is avaialbe might take me a while to get in but I can easily be persuaded.

              1. re: Madrid

                Happy to do a market report for you, Madrid! I'll take my camera and shoot a lot of photos.

                1. re: Madrid

                  Martha from MA Farmers Markets posted this map of the market (opening tomorrow) on FB today:


                  1. re: Small Plates


                    Looks like they moved things around a bit to accomodate the memorial.

                  2. re: Madrid

                    I just returned from Copley. My purchases today were romaine, arugula from Atlas, Narragansett feta cheese, great spicy pickles from a new vendor, bread from Iggy's, almonds from Fastachi, and granola bars from Cooks.

                    Plus my lunch a spinach pie, babaganoush, and potato salad from Seta.

                    I also saw mushrooms, radishes, rhubarb, honey, lots of greens, plenty of plants- annuals, vegetable and herb starters. Stillman's had a good selection of meat.

                    Everyone was on hand but the produce is still light. Plenty of prepared foods and baked goods.

                    1. re: BostonZest

                      thanks for the report. I hope to go on Friday!

                      1. re: BostonZest

                        I went over at lunchtime too.

                        The only new vendors are the Pickle Ladies, no?

                        And you're right, their pickles are fab. They are Tuesday only, btw

                        1. re: C. Hamster

                          all right next Tuesday then don't want to miss the pickle ladies!

                          1. re: Madrid

                            I'm so happy I ran into a neighbor who was raving about the pickles. I think there are a couple of new vendors.

                            The pickles are from:
                            There is also Hickory Nut Farm, and Valicenti Organico on the list for this year.

                            1. re: BostonZest

                              I did not see hickory nut farm but they may be Fridays ... I might have seen Valicenti but don't remember....

                              The pickle ladies are on the Dartmouth st side near Stillman and Mr. Anna Sortun, my farmer crush.

                              Penny we should have a farmers market lunch meetup later when it's nicer out.

                              Make sure to try the samples!

                              1. re: C. Hamster

                                Excellent idea. With the market options and 5 food trucks around it, it's a perfect place to meet for lunch.

                  3. So it looks like Patti the knife sharpener is not back.... Right? :-(

                    Anyone know somewhere around here where she shows?