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Other Winter Farmers Markets Near Somerville

Somerville has a great winter farmers market, but other communities have some, too. If you're looking for farm products on Thursday or Sunday, or if you just want to take a short trip, check these out.

Many of you may already shop at Somerville's winter farmers market, which is on Saturdays.

Sometimes, much to our chagrin, it's not a Saturday. If you're interested in hitting up a farmers market on a Sunday, or maybe a Thursday, here are some other markets in nearby communities. Also, some of you may acknowledge the existence of places other than Somerville. What's more, you might want to visit such places. Farmers markets can be a great excuse to do that.

The following are the markets open for the Winter 2013 season in Somerville and in nearby cities and towns.

BOSTON

Dorchester/Codman Square Health Center Winter Farmers Market

  • What: On Sundays, you can head to the Dorchester Community Food Co-Op, where 14 different vendors sell everything from meat to dairy to produce. There's Silverbrook Farm (produce), Lilac Hedge (meat), Hickory Nut Farm (handcrafted goat milk products), The Ancient Baker (plant-based bakery products), Red’s Best Local Seafood (fish) and Foxboro Cheese, to name a few.
  • When: The Great Hall at the Codman Square Health Center, 6 Norfolk St., Boston
  • When: Sundays, 12-4 p.m.,  Jan. 6 through March 24

Jamaica Plain/Egleston Winter Farmers Market

  • What: New this year to the Winter Farmers Market lineup is one at Our Lady Of Lourdes Parish (45 Brookside Ave.) in Jamaica Plain. This market features baked goods from the Great Cape Baking Company, fresh vegetables from Stillman's Farm, the Buckle Farm and meat from the John Crow Farm, among others
  • Where: 45 Brookside Ave., Jamaica Plain
  • When: Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., January and February

BROOKLINE

Brookline Winter Farmers Market

  • What: The Brookline market runs on Sundays and Mondays and features organic produce, meat, eggs and a few specialty items like roasted nuts. 
  • Where: The Arcade, 318 Harvard St., Brookline
  • When: Sundays, 12-5 p.m. and Mondays, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CAMBRIDGE

Cambridge Winter Farmers Market 

  • What: In its second season, the Cambridge market offers a wide variety of food and non-food items from local artists and crafters and features an art gallery, live music and demos and activities, too. The market has a selection of fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, fish, chocolate and baked goods.
  • Where: Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender St., Cambridge
  • When: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jan. 5 through April 27

NEWTON

Newton Farmers Market

  • What: Another market that's new to the area this year, the Newton market features the fresh fruit, vegetables you'd expect, plus fish, Popsicles and maple syrup, among other items. 
  • Where: Hyde Community Center, 90 Lincoln St., Newton
  • When: Tuesdays, 1:30-6 p.m.

SOMERVILLE

Somerville Winter Farmers Market 

  • What: Held in the magnificent castle of Highland Avenue, the Somerville market is made possible by Shape Up Somerville and The Center for Arts at the Armory. There's fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, chocolate and wine, and even a gluten-free vendor. In addition to the food, there is music and children activities, too.
  • Where: Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville 
  • When: Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 1 through April 13.
Ron Newman January 30, 2013 at 06:39 PM
Why did you leave out Medford's, on Thursdays?
Lee Dwyer January 30, 2013 at 07:46 PM
There's also a new winter farmers market that just started at Clarendon Hill on Saturdays! It's from 10 am to 1 pm in the Clarendon Hill Community Room. Bonus: if you use your EBT card for your fruits and veggies, you get them half off!

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