Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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 Jamaica Plain/Egleston Winter Farmers Market BROOKLINE Brookline Winter Farmers Market CAMBRIDGE Cambridge …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The wine and cheese market is ending the season in style on Sept. 20.
If you never got the chance to check out Union Square's Swirl & Slice, a wine, cheese and specialty food market held Thursday nights, this week is your last chance to visit. Another reason to visit is that Swirl & Slice is ending the season in style, with specialty cocktails served with appetizers, live music, beer tasting, a food truck and a lineup of local food vendors, according to an announcement from Union Square Main Streets, which organizes of the market. The market is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and according to the announcement, here's what's on offer: Cocktails: Booze Epoque, from Cambridge, will be mixing fall-inspired cocktails, served with appetizers made from products found at the market. You need a ticket for this, which you can …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Kids are encouraged to dress as superheroes at today's farmers market.
Monday, August 20, 2012
A pie vendor refuses to accept EBT cards at a farmers market in Braintree. What do you think?
“I don’t think American taxpayers should be footing the bill for people’s pie purchases,” Andrea Taber, proprietor of the Ever So Humble Pie Co. in Walpole, told bostonherald.com. Taber sells her pies at the Braintree Farmers Market, yet refuses to accept tokens that the Farmers Market organizers sell to Electronic Benfits Transfer or EBT cardholders to use at the market. Farmers Market chairwoman Donna Ingemanson said that people on food stamps needed healthy choices and asked the Boston Herald, "What better chance to buy healthy foods than at a farmers market?" Somerville has several farmers markets that accept EBT cards. Should food vendors be able to decide who they sell their products to? Do you think that farmers markets should sell …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Local cartoonist Honolulu Dogfight designed the characters, and kids are encouraged to dress as superheroes.
Kids, you have two weeks to get your superhero costumes ready. Somerville's popular Union Square Farmers Market is hosting a special "Super Hero Farmers Market" Aug. 25, according to Mimi Graney, executive director of Union Square Main Streets, which runs the market. Somerville animator and cartoonist Honolulu Dogfight, a.k.a. George Pfromm II, according to the cartoonist's website, has created characters specially for the market. Kids will dress as superheros, Graney explained in an email, because they'll be eating healthy foods from the farmers market. Spinach gave Popeye super-human strength, but Somerville Patch finds that seasonal tomatoes topped with fresh mozzarella, a little olive oil and a sprinkling of sea salt also does the …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
The market begins Saturday and runs through Nov. 17.
The Union Square Farmers Market opens for the season Saturday. The market, in Union Square's plaza, near the SCATV building, features local vegetable and fruit vendors. Often, you can also buy fresh fish, breads and other goods. The market is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year, Union Square will also be home to a Thursday-night market called Swirl & Slice, which will sell local wine, cheese, bread and specialty gourmet foods. It begins June 14. The Davis Square Farmers Market runs on Wednesdays, and the Mystic Avenue farmers market begins June 21. If you want to share photos or stories about the market, click "Upload Photos and Videos" or leave a comment below.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Davis Square Farmers Market kicked off its 2012 season in Davis Square Wednesday. Markets in Union Square will begin in June.
Summer farmers market season in Somerville began Wednesday as the Davis Square Farmers Market opened for the 2012 season. The market runs every Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., and it closes for the 2012 season after Nov. 21. The market is at Day and Herbert streets. As the Davis Square Farmers Market inaugurates the 2012 summer season, the Winter Farmers Market, held Saturdays in the Armory, comes to a close after May 26. In Union Square, the Saturday farmers market kicks off its season on June 2. This year, there's a new market in Union Square. Swirl & Slice, a local wine, cheese, bread and specialty food gourmet market, will run every Thursday night beginning on June 14. The Mystic Avenue farmers market begins June 21.
Monday, May 21, 2012
It's official, summer is around the corner, which means it's the last weekend for the Winter Farmers Market.
The bad news: The last day of the Winter Farmers Market, held Saturdays at The Center for Arts at the Armory, is May 26. After that, it's closed for the season. The good news: The Union Square Farmers Market opens the following weekend, on June 2. Still, if you love the atmosphere of the Winter Farmers Market, with musicians, the Armory Cafe, the art gallery and the stands all packed together, this is your last chance to check it out until next year. If the weather's nice, the market may even be outside. Do you know of an important upcoming deadline? Share it in the comments below and we’ll consider including it in our next "Last Chance." You can also: Post your own events and announcements. Contact us at email@example.com.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Somerville's winter farmers market has become a popular Saturday destination for residents.
The Somerville winter farmers market, now in its second year, was a hive of activity Saturday. Here are some photos. Feel free to upload your own.