Cambridge Connection: Farmer’s Markets

I have enjoyed visiting a couple of the ¬†farmer’s markets in the Cambridge area, perusing the various stalls of produce, locally baked bread, varieties of honey, and flower stalls. For those on the campuses of Harvard and MIT, it is a convenient stop during a break in your day or perhaps on your way home. Prices are comparable to small local grocery or convenience stores on most items, and the quality has been quite good from my experience.

Near Harvard, there is a farmer’s market in the plaza next to the Science Building within Harvard Yard on Tuesdays and in the Charles Hotel courtyard on Fridays and Sundays. On Wednesdays and Thursdays vendors set up shop in the MIT/Kendall Square area.

A map along with days and times of these and other local farmer’s markets can be found¬†here, directly from the City of Cambridge.

Here is a look at some of the goodies I picked up recently.

 

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Freshly cut mixed lettuce from Harvard Farmer’s Market.

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Mixed cherry tomatoes from Cambridge Center Farmer’s Market near MIT/Kendall MBTA station.

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Lots of baked bread choices from “When Pigs Fly Bakery” seen at more than one farmer’s market. Plus an adorable bag in which to carry your loafs home.

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My choice: mango, pineapple, raisin, ginger, and sesame rustic bread. Delish toasted with a butter for breakfast.

 

Some farmer’s markets are open during winter months, but I will be visiting more frequently during the fall while the selection and weather are best.

Happy shopping and eating!

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