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Scott Soares

Scott J. Soares

Commissioner, Department of Agricultural Resources

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August and September are peak season for Massachusetts local farmers’ markets which are now overflowing with summer produce at its best.  Last week, August 21-27, was Massachusetts Farmers’ Market Week and there is no better time to visit your local farmers’ market to stock up on healthy, locally grown fruits and vegetables.

No car? No problem! Many farmers’ markets in the Boston area are conveniently located near MBTA subway stations.  Over 20 markets in the Boston area are located within easy walking distance of the Red, Orange, Green and Blue lines. 

If you ride the Red and Orange Lines, look too for our MassGrown & Fresher ads from mid-August through mid-October. Our colorful ads integrate a QR Code, which when scanned with a  Smartphone will direct you to a cornucopia of Boston area farmers’ markets and farms, wine and cheese makers, agricultural fairs, pick-your-own orchards, and much more!  It’s like a supermarket barcode on steroids. The site also has an interactive “Agri-Google” map http://www.mass.gov/agr/massgrown/map.htm to help you find specific locations around Boston and across the entire Commonwealth.

 Thanks go to MassDOT Secretary Davey for his enthusiastic support for this campaign.

Here is a list of farmers’ markets you can access from the T. So hop on board and enjoy!

Red Line:
Market T Stop
Boston/Dewey Sq. South Station
Cambridge Center Kendall Square
Cambridge/Central Sq. Central Square
Cambridge/Charles Sq. Harvard Square
Cambridge/Kendall Sq. Kendall Square
Dorchester/Ashmont Ashmont
Dorchester/Fields Corner Fields Corner
Milton Ashmont, then Mattapan Trolley to Milton Station
Quincy Quincy Center
Somerville/Davis Sq. Davis Square
   
Orange Line:  
Market T Stop
Boston/City Hall Plaza State Street
Boston/Copley Square Back Bay Station
Charlestown Community College
Jamaica Plain Green Street
Jamaica Plain/Community Servings Stoneybrook
Jamaica Plain/Loring-Greenough Green Street
   
Green Line:  
Market T Stop
Allston Union Sq. Warren Street
Boston/City Hall Plaza Government Center
Boston/Copley Square Copley
Boston/Prudential Center Copley
Mission Hill Brigham Circle
Brookline Webster Street
Boston University B.U. Central
   
Blue Line:  
Market T Stop
Boston/City Hall Plaza Government Center
Revere Revere Beach

 

For a complete list of Massachusetts farmers’ markets visit www.mass.gov/massgrown.

Visit The Great Outdoors blog for information about healthy outdoor activities like apple picking, hiking, swimming  and fishing going on this summer and fall across Massachusetts.

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