Date Idea, Festivals & Fairs, Food
Boston-area farmers markets are back for 2021. Similar to last season, this year's open-air markets are reopening with guidelines in place to protect shoppers & vendors from the spread of COVID-19.
Here are 15 farmers markets now open or opening soon within 10 miles from downtown Boston - listed in chronological order by initial opening date...
1) Charles River Farmers Market
Date/time: Currently open Fridays 12-6pm & Sundays 10am-3pm at the Charles Hotel. Saturdays from 10am-2pm at the Morse School starting 6/5.
Info: Located at the Charles Hotel and at the Morse Elementary School with freshly picked seasonal fruits, berries, vegetables, baguettes, cheese, honey, & meat.
2) Boston Open Market at Copley Square
Location: Copley Square
Date/time: Starting 5/1. Saturdays 11am-5pm
Info: A new weekly arts market held every Saturday, May through November from 11am-5pm.
3) SoWa Farmers Market
Location: South End
Date/time: Starting 5/2. Sundays 11am-3pm.
Info: Each Sunday, SoWa Farmers Market will feature a wide selection of local farms and makers in a safe and spacious outdoor environment.
4) Copley Square Farmers Market
Location: Copley Square
Date/time: Starting 5/14. Tuesday & Fridays 11am-6pm
Info: The Copley Square Farmers Market is Boston's biggest and busiest farmers market and features over two dozen Massachusetts farmers offering a vibrant selection of local and delicious produce and meat.
5) Union Square Farmers Market
Location: Union Square
Date/time: Starting 5/15. Saturdays 9am-1pm
Info: The market provides visitors and residents with top-quality, fresh, and local produce at fair prices; encourages healthy eating and active lifestyle values; educates consumers about farming and locally sourced foods; and provides customers with opportunities to interact directly with farmers.
6) Central Square Farmers Market
Date/time: Starting 5/17. Mondays 12-6pm
Info: The market is located next to Starlight Square, a temporary intervention designed to build capacity within the Central Square community for outdoor performance, learning, dining, and dialogue.
7) Davis Square Farmers Market
Location: Davis Square
Date/time: Starting 5/19. Wednesdays 12-6pm
Info: Important updates will be shared via Facebook and Instagram.
8) Brookline Farmers Market
Date/time: Starting 6/3. Thursdays 1:30-6:30pm
Info: The vendors bring a diversity of products, most of which are produced in Massachusetts or New England.
9) Medford Farmers Market
Date/time: Starting 6/3. Thursdays 3-7pm
Info: The Medford Farmers Market strengthens our diverse community of Medford through access to fresh, healthy, and local food direct from local farmers & producers.
10) Boston Public Market at Dewey Square
Location: Financial District
Date/time: Starting 6/3. Thursdays 11am-4pm
Info: Products include farm fresh produce, seafood, bread & baked goods, plants & flowers, and an assortment of specialty foods.
11) Roslindale Village Grab-and-Go Farmers Market
Date/time: Starting 6/5. Saturdays 9:00am-1:30pm
Info: Food items aside from produce are required to be pre-packaged by vendors for easy & low contact grab-and-go pick up. Face coverings/masks & social distancing are required.
12) Farmers Market at Harvard
Date/time: Starting 6/15. Tuesdays 12-6pm.
Info: The market will be modified to create a safe shopping environment with a limited number of vendors and protocols in place in keeping with state requirements (including face coverings, gloves, handwashing stations, & social distancing).
13) Watertown Farmers Market
Date/time: Starting 6/16. More details TBA
Info: Featuring Massachusetts-grown produce, eggs, meats, bakeries, specialty foods, guest vendors, live music, and a community booth. More details TBA.
14) Quincy Farmers Market
Date/time: Starting 6/18 from 12-5pm
Info: The Quincy Farmers Market traditionally opens the last Friday of June and runs until the last Friday before Thanksgiving.
15) Ashmont Farmers Grab & Go Market
Date/time: Starting 7/9. Fridays 3-7pm
Info: This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have reformatted our farmers market into a Grab & Go Market.
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