Tastes of the Old Country Here

Winter Farmers Markets- Beantown

reprinted from Daily Candy Boston

Back on the Market
Where to Find Winter Produce

where to find winter produce!

When hibernation mode kicks in, you’ve been known to settle for a pot of ramen rather than forage through wilted supermarket greens for your next meal.

Resist quick-fix temptations and fill the fridge with the latest crop of indoor winter farmers markets.

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The goods: A totally legit excuse to spend the winter at the mall. Fill reusable bags with lavender and honey from The Herb Lyceum at Gilson’sand artisan loaves from When Pigs Fly; brave the cold in a Hampden Hills Alpacas poncho.
An added incentive: Overtaxed office workers inside the Pru will soon be able to order online and have produce delivered to their office at the end of the day.
The nitty-gritty: Belvedere Arcade, 800 Boylston St., Back Bay. Every Thurs. thru Apr. 26, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Map It


The goods: At the community-minded market, Lawton’s Family Farm supplies the fromage blanc and grilled cheese-ready Asiago, while neighborhood biz Good Measure Bakery placates winter blahs with nine kinds of rum cake.
An added incentive: Art projects, chair massages, and composting and gardening workshops.
The nitty-gritty: Great Hall of the Codman Square Health Center, 6 Norfolk St. Every Sun. thru Mar. 25, noon-3 p.m. Map It


The goods: Load up on root veggies from Red Fire Farm, gluten-free pasta from Valicenti Organico, and crustaceans from C & C Lobster Co.amid local art shows and live music.
An added incentive: Take your used printer cartridges for easy recycling.
The nitty-gritty: Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender St. Every Sat. thru Apr. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Map It


The goods: More than 40 New England vendors cover the edible gamut, from honey to nuts to wine; standouts include oyster mushrooms from Shady Oaks Organics, pasture-raised meat (and dog treats) from John Crow Farm, and compound beurres from Seacoast Butters.
Added incentive: Organic grounds from Captain’s Coffee Brewersmake it a true one-stop shop.
The nitty-gritty: 485 Harrison Ave. Every Sun. thru Apr. 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Map It

Trust your gut on this one.

Any winter farmer’s markets in your area?


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