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 Center Farmers Market--2020

two locations by season; see description below 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. Email: natickmarket@gmail.com or natickfarmersmarket@gmail.com.
Six-foot social distancing in line is expected. You may preorder with some Vendors.
Summer location, dates and hours: Natick Common, Rtes. 27 & 135; opening late May; Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Winter location, dates and hours: Common Street Spirituality Center, 13 Common Street
Boston Public Market at the Seaport--Summer 2020

85 Northern Avenue Boston, MA Phone: 617-973-4909

Over 15 local producers -- produce, seafood, bread, baked goods, plants flowers, assortment of specialty foods.
Covid changes: Wait in line on markers to keep six feet apart; no touching -- only vendors can handle the products.
Dates and hours: June 6 through September 26; Saturdays; noon to 6 p.m.
acton farmers market
Acton-Boxborough Farmers Market--Summer 2020

Elm Street Playground, Acton, MA Phone: 978-877-1657

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. Covid-19 protocols to be announced shortly. Email:
Brookline Farmers Market--Summer 2020

Centre Street West parking lot in Coolidge Corner (behind Coolidge Corner Theatre) Brookline, MA Phone:

Produce, smoked fish, bread, chicken, eggs, fish, honey, fruit, kombucha, prepared foods, cheese, meat, pasta. Pre-orders for some vendors. Contact.
Covid changes: Hand-wash station at market entry, six-feet social distance required, don’t touch products until purchased; no groups, couples or pets; don’t place reusable bags on any tables; non-cash transactions preferred. Follow the shopper’s loop through the market.
Dates and hours: June 4-November 19; Thursdays; 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.
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Boston Public Market at Dewey Square -- Summer 2020

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. Market accepts EBT-SNAP, WIC, and senior coupons.
Covid changes: Wait in line on markers to keep six feet apart; no touching -- only vendors can handle the products.
Dates and hours: June-mid-November; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Lexington Farmers Market--2020

two locations by season; see description below Lexington, MA Phone:

Products include baked goods, certified organic farm produce, meat, poultry, fish, cheese, stews, maple syrup, honey, granola and pasta. Email: Lexingtonfarmersmkt@gmail.com
Covid changes: Customers asked to minimize cash transactions when possible and to shop alone; no pets allowed; use provided hand sanitizer before entering market; social distancing required; follow the one-way loop; do not handle products until payment is complete; no reusable bags. To pre-order.
Summer location, dates and hours: Massachusetts and Fletcher avenues; June 9 to October 27; Tuesdays; 2-6:30 p.m.
Winter location, dates and hours: Waldorf School, 739 Massachusetts Avenue; January to April; alternate Saturdays; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Charles Square Year Round Farmers Market--2020

two locations by season; see description below Cambridge and Cambridgeport, MA Phone: 617-491-3434

Organic produce, herbs, cheese, bread, jam, fruit, fresh pasta, meats and seafood. Please be prepared to follow all COVID-19 protocols. Email: charlesriverfma@gmail.com
Year-round location, dates and hours: Charles Hotel courtyard, 1 Bennett Street, Cambridge; Fridays, noon-6 p.m. and Sundays; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; at Morse School: Saturdays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Summer location, dates and hours: Morse School, 40 Granite Street, Cambridgeport; Saturdays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Winthrop Farmers Market--Summer 2020

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

During summer 2020, the market is switching to CSAs, starting June 1 (and reservations would have been made before that).
In normal times: 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.
Waltham Farmers Market--Summer 2020

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.
Covid changes: No pets; one-way access; 6-foot distancing; point to items, don’t touch; no sampling or eating; single entry and exit. Dates and hours: June 6-October 31; Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cambridge Winter Farmers Market

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