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Farmers markets in Boston and Cambridge are rich in foods, culture, entertainment

Farmers markets retain their authenticity and charm even as they continue to grow in new and exciting ways. Many are now open year-round, offering arts and crafts, live entertainment, food trucks, and activities for kids amid the abundance of oils, herbs, and spices, chocolate and candies, breads and baked good, ethnic foods, coffees and teas seafood, meat, poultry and eggs, cheese and dairy products, wines, plants and flowers, and the assortment of specialty and prepared food, spreads, sauces, and condiments. Spend an affordable weekend at the farm market and take some of the delicious goods home.
natick farmers market
Natick Year Round Farmers Market 2018

Summer: Natick Common, Rtes. 27 & 135; Winter: Common Street Spirituality Center, 13 Common Street Natick, MA Phone:

This market is open year round. Serving herbs, chocolate and candies, bagels, breads, Jalapenos, Italian food, Halvah, teas, seafood, juices, honey, dairy products, cookies, olive oil, spices and seasonings, wines and more.
Dates and Hours: Year-round; Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Summer market opens late May.
SoWa Open Market

450 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA Phone:

Works from 175 artisans, farmers, specialty food vendors, and food trucks. And a Beer Barn, which is a beer hall and taproom housed in the iconic SoWa Power Station. Created SoWa Open Market is family friendly, pet friendly, and free. Parkin available for 410 cash.
Dates and Hours:Sundays, early May to late October, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Beer Barn opens at 11 a.m.
Waltham Farmers Market 2017

Clark Government Center, 119 School Street Waltham, MA Phone:

The Waltham Farmers Market offers up delicious local treats like fresh fruit, burgers, popcorn, and crafts like hand-blown glass. Credit and debit cards are accepted. Wheelchair accessible.
Dates and Hours: June 10 – November 4; Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Lexington Farmers Market

winter: Waldorf School, 739 Massachusetts Avenue; summer, Massachusetts and Fletcher avenues Lexington, MA Phone:

In addition to the fresh food you'd expect to find at a New England farmers market, Lexington's community event offers live entertainment and artisan craft vendors.
Summer Dates and Hours: Tuesdays, late May to late October, 2-6:30 p.m.
Winter Dates and Hours: January to April; alternate Saturdays; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market 2017

Pearl Street Acton, MA Phone:

On market Sundays, Pearl Street teems with vegetables and fruits, flowers, cheeses, bagels, meats, pastas, artisanal breads, wines, baked treats, maple syrup, fungi, and specialty products such as spreads, sauces, and condiments. Come and enjoy music, artisan offerings, our Community Table, and friends and neighbors. SNAP accepted. Email: amireault@merrimackvalley.org
Dates and Hours: June 11 to October 22, Sundays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Charles Square Year Round Farmers Market

Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett Street Cambridge, MA Phone: 617-491-3434

The market will be located in the lower courtyard of The Charles Hotel. Vendors include: Busa Farm and Markets, Stillman Quality Meats, C&C Lobsters and Fish, Red’s Best, Valicenti Pasta Farm), Salt & Olive, Follow the Honey, and Hi-Rise Bread. Vendors may vary.
Dates and Hours: Fridays, noon-6 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Boston Public Market 2017 on the Greenway

Dewey Square Plaza on the Greenway (across from South Station) Boston, MA Phone: 617-973-4909

Products include farm fresh produce; meat, poultry, and eggs; cheese and dairy; fish; bread and baked goods; plants and flowers; and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods, including several grab-and-go lunch options. Market accepts EBT-SNAP, WIC, and senior coupons. Email: Cailla Quinn at cquinn@bostonpublicmarket.org
2016 Dates and Hours: May 16-November 21 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Winthrop Farmers Market

Harold French Square, 46 Woodside Avenue Winthrop, MA Phone: 617-846-1852

The markets run every other Sunday throughout the summer. Come and find fresh farm stands, food trucks, crafters and an array of products and entertainment. Email: winthropfarmersmarket@yahoo.com
Dates and Hours: Every other Sunday from mid-June to late October; consult website; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Boston Public Market at Dewey Square

Dewey Square Plaza on the Greenway, 600 Atlantic Avenue (across from South Station) Boston, MA Phone: 617-973-4909

Products include farm fresh produce; meat, poultry, and eggs; cheese and dairy; fish; bread and baked goods; plants and flowers; and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods, including several grab-and-go lunch options. Market accepts EBT-SNAP, WIC, & senior coupons. Email: Cailla Quinn at cquinn@bostonpublicmarket.org
Dates and Hours: mid-May to late November; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Brookline Winter Farmers Market 2015

The Brookline Winter Farmer's Market at the Arcade Building in Coolidge Corner every Sunday November to June.
Dates and Hours: November to June; Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.



Cambridge Winter Farmers Market 2015

Gym of Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender Street Cambridge, MA Phone:

Great food from 2 dozen new and returning vendors, live music, arts & crafts, special events.
Dates and Hours in 2015: January 3-April 25; Saturdays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.