The Farm Comes to the City
Copley Square Farmers Market returns for the summer
Have you been searching for that perfect summer salad? Or for ripe, luscious strawberries? Or maybe for reasonably priced potted herbs and bedding plants to set out in your garden? Well look no further. Head on down to the Copley Square Farmers Market and pick up all the ingredients you need to make a fresh and healthy meal, plus some goodies to top it off.
Conveniently located in Copley Square, the market is open to the public on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. between mid-May and mid-November. Vendors from more than two dozen farms, orchards, and bakeries around Massachusetts and neighboring states offer customers fresh, natural products at tables set up under the tents that line the square. And for those doing serious grocery shopping, Copley Square’s easy access to the MBTA Green and Orange Lines and the Copley Square bus stop is an added bonus.
The market has something to satisfy every culinary desire. Guarantee a sweet start to your day with some pure maple syrup from Hamilton Orchards, in New Salem, Mass., try a block of Farmstead Goat Cheese from Crystal Brook Farm, in Sterling, Mass., or go organic with fresh produce from Atlas Farm, in Deerfield. When you’re ready for dessert, stop at Cook’s Farm and Bakery tent for its famous chocolate banana bread or strawberry rhubarb pie (they travel down from Newbury, Vt., each week). And if you want to pick up a gift for someone special, stop by Dick’s Market Garden, based in Lunenburg, Mass., where you’ll find a great selection of plants and fresh cut flowers. In addition, you’ll find vendors offering eggs, fresh fish, organic lamb, jams, honey, and even fresh-baked whoopie pies.
Copley Square is directly across from the Copley T Station. Take any MBTA Green Line trolley to Copley Station. Method of payment varies by vendor; be prepared to pay with cash, because not all vendors accept credit cards.
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Andreia DeVries can be reached at email@example.com Comments