You probably already know living in the Boston Metro Area will give you access to a ton of great restaurants. But if you’re a foodie who also loves cooking at home or a dedicated locavore, then I’ve got you covered. The Greater Boston Area also offers some amazing farmer’s markets where you can enjoy a wide variety of local treats.
And since spring has sprung, now is the perfect time to go exploring! Here are 7 spots to get you started.
1) The Brookline Farmer’s Market
It’s really no surprise that one of Boston’s hottest farmer’s markets would be found in Brookline. Brookline itself is one of Boston’s hippest, hottest communities, after all. Here, you’ll be able to pick up goods from vendors like Mount Cabot Maple Syrup, OMA’s Austrian Cakes and Cookies, and Carr’s Ciderhouse, just to name a few. You’ll also find a fantastic selection of gorgeous organic fruits and vegetables. Visit www.brooklinefarmersmarket.com to learn more.
2) Roslindale Farmer’s Market
The Roslindale market meanders down Main Street and spills into Adams Park. It’s a gregarious collection of vendors, musicians, and planned events, ensuring a fun family outing. Visit Boston Smoked Fish, We Grow Microgreens, Foxboro Cheese and Doves & Figs to put together a mouthwatering meal you won’t be forgetting anytime soon. Visit www.roslindale.net/farmersmarket/ to learn more.
3) Union Square Farmer’s Market
This farmer’s market is located in Somerville. Its cheery collection of white canopy-topped booths is easy to spot once the market opens for business. You’ll find friendly vendors and other Somerville residents who are as happy to chat as they are to pass produce. You’ll find three different cheese vendors here, as well as four meat and seafood stalls, plenty of sweets, and local juices. Bring your knives on the last Saturday of every month to take advantage of Siracco’s Sharpening Service. Visit www.unionsq.market.
4) Lexington Farmer’s Market
Even if you live in a different neighborhood, the Lexington Farmer’s Market would be worth visiting. After all, Clean Living Magazine featured this Farmer’s Market on its “America’s Best Farmer’s Markets” list. This market also made The Daily Meal’s “Top 100 Farmer’s Markets” list. Stop by Alex’s Ugly Sauce, the Bedford Blueberry Coat Farm, Charlton Orchards Farm & Winery, and more. Get more info about this farmer’s market by visiting www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.org.
5) Harvard Farmer’s Market
A huge, friendly farmer’s market that adds musicians, events, and special guests to create an amazing environment every weekend. You’ll find vendors like Bagel Alley, Chef Paul’s Soups, Turtle Creek Winery, and C&C Lobster & Fish. This farmer’s market has been going for over 10 years, and is designed to create a space where community happens, so it’s not just a space to buy farm-fresh produce. Visit www.harvardfarmersmarket.com to learn more.
6) Arlington Farmer’s Market
If you’re looking to enjoy row after row of fresh, beautiful food, then look no farther than the Arlington Farmer’s Market. Try the Bedford Blueberry Goat Farm, The Amazing Smokehouse or products from the Warren Farm and Sugarhouse while you’re there. Visit www.farmersmarket.arlington.org to learn more.
7) Farmer’s Market at Kendall Square
This market is located on Kendall Street in Cambridge. It has recently expanded its list of vendors, and some of them even offer fresh, local, “grab and go” meals. Try a treat from The Chicken and Rice Guys, Dad’s Treats, or Corn & Co, Popcorn Reborn when you check out this fun market. Visit www.kendallsquare.org to learn more.
Truthfully, these seven options are just the tip of the iceberg. Ask me about farmer’s markets located in your new suburb or neighborhood when you’re ready to start searching for new homes! You’ll typically find two to three options close by, and many favorite vendors maintain a presence at multiple markets. With options like this, you may find it easier than ever to eat local and eat right.