|The Northeastern market features a diverse and colorful collection.
Photo source: NU farmers’ market Facebook page.
Organic season in the Northeast typically runs June to October or November, when the farms are producing a surplus of product. And even though we’re approaching the back end of that time, I thought I’d compile a list of some featured Boston farmers’ markets.
Boston.com has a great site with a comprehensive list of all the local markets (in metro Boston and the surrounding areas), their dates and times. But I thought I’d address a few that I’ve frequented in detail:
Northeastern club Husky Energy Action Team (HEAT) collaborated with the student government and other campus organizations to host a weekly market on campus. The stand is located in Centennial Commons on Wednesdays from 12-6 p.m. July through October. Options include seasonal produce from various local farms, including Heavens Harvest Farm in Braintree, and Marshall’s Fenway Farm Stand in Boston.
T: Northeastern University or Ruggles Station
Vendors line Copley Square from 11 am. until 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays during the summer (may-November). Though many sell organic produce, others sell baked goods, dairy, flowers, herbs, and even staple groceries. Note that since the market is in a tourist-y area, prices might be jacked up a bit.
T: Copley or Back Bay
The Prudential farmers’ market, located on the Boylston side of the mall, runs Thursdays through October 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. They claim to have a wide variety of merchandise, though in my experience, the market is a little sparse. What’s great is their location; what you can’t find at the market, you can pick up at the Trader Joes right there on Boylston.
T: Hynes or Prudential
Can’t fit a middle-of-the day market into your busy schedule? Organic Kitchen compiled a list of online markets where consumers can have goods shipped to their house.