Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR)
An e-postcard from David Webber, our farmers’ market program coordinator, brings me to one of my favorite topics: food! David’s tip for the month? A holiday market at Downtown Crossing in Boston that is focused on local specialty foods, fresh local produce, and artisan crafts – all produced in Massachusetts and New England.
Located in front of the old Filene’s building on Washington Street, weary shoppers can stop by for sparkling cider, fresh cranberry scones and tasty holiday sweets. Folks can find all the makings for delicious holiday meals: grass-fed and pastured meat products, greenhouse-grown tomatoes, winter squashes, and apples, not to mention pickled goods, maple syrup products, fresh breads, cheeses, pies, and cakes.
The holiday market is open on Monday through Saturdays, 11 am to 7 pm and Sundays, noon to 6 pm through December 24, 2009.
Did you know there are more than 200 farmer’s markets across the state? Click here for more information about Massachusetts farmer’s markets.
This year’s holiday market was organized by the Boston Public Market Association and the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The long-term goal is the establishment of a year-round market that will include local farm and specialty food products as well as seafood.
See you there!
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