Looking to get some fresh produce on your way home from work in Boston? Maybe you just want to try some free samples of chocolate? In the past you might have gone to the farmers’ market in Government center. But, due to construction, it has moved. You are in luck—its new location has all of the same great offerings and a smaller crowd!
The Boston Public Market is located on the Greenway on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. Tucked above the Haymarket T stop at 136 Blackstone street, you can even listen to live music while you shop. There is also another Boston farmers’ market that is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays on Dewey Street with many of the same vendors.
The market has an average of 13 vendors a day that sell fresh produce, nuts, baked bread, ice cream, meat and even smoked seafood. The market has all of the staples you’ll need to make the perfect fresh, local, and healthy meal after work. Click here for a complete list of vendors.
The market is also very sustainable. Most vendors, such as Freitas Farms, donate unsold produce to Boston food pantries at the end of the day. Plus, all companies are local and most are direct trade, so you can be sure that what you are buying is fresh and good for the local economy.
The farmers’ market subsidizes SNAP (food stamp) benefits, so if you sign up for the Boston Bounty Bucks program, the Boston Public Market can give you $20 in Bounty Bucks (which can be used at the farmer’s market) in exchange for only $10 from your EBT card. Furthermore, you can use Women, Infants and Children (WIC) checks to purchase some fruits and vegetables.
If you are looking for a treat after work, why not stop by Somerville based Union Square Donuts and try a sea-salted bourbon caramel donut, or, if you are feeling adventurous, the maple bacon. Want something to eat on the go? Buy a bag of Q’s nuts, or a Taza Chocolate bar and then hop on the T.
If you’re not in Boston but still want to check out a farmer’s market, check out the MassGrown Map, to find the market closest to home.
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