Food

A guide to farmers’ markets around Boston

Where to get fruits, vegetables, and specialty items.

Buy sungold tomatoes from a local farmers' market. Globe Staff/Wendy Maeda

This spring has brought about the return of many outdoor farmers’ markets, the perfect place to stock up on locally-sourced goods. At locations around Boston, you can pick up healthy and affordable produce, as well as baked goods, ready to eat meals, and a variety of products, like coffee or chocolate.

Many farmers’ markets accept the Health Incentives Program and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps) benefits on an Electronic Benefit Transfer card.

This year, we’re seeing the return of Egleston Farmers’ Market in Jamaica Plain, which previously closed during the pandemic, and a brand new addition with the Seaport Summer Market.

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We’ve put together a listing of the top markets arriving this spring and summer, along with recommendations from Boston.com readers. Let us know if you have a favorite market, and share what you love about it in the form below, or send your comments to [email protected]. Your response may be used in an upcoming Boston.com article and/or its social media channels.

Where will you be shopping this spring/summer?
Ashmont Farmers' Market
0%
0
Brookline Farmers' Market
10%
3
Brighton Farmers' Market
3%
1
Boston Public Market at Dewey Square
6%
2
Central Square Farmers' Market
6%
2
Charles River Farmers' Market
0%
0
Copley Square Farmers' Market
6%
2
Davis Square Farmers' Market
3%
1
East Boston Farmers' Market
0%
0
Egleston Farmers' Market
0%
0
Farmers' Market at Harvard
0%
0
Roslindale Village Main Street Farmers' Market
45%
14
Seaport Summer Market
10%
3
SoWa Sundays
10%
3

What: Ashmont Farmers’ Market
Where: 1900 Dorchester Ave., Boston
Hours: Fridays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., July 15 to Oct. 28
Select vendors: The Food Project, Sibling Organic Crops, Continental Flavor

What: Brookline Farmers’ Market
Where: Centre Street West parking lot, Brookline
Hours: Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., June 2 to Nov. 17
Select vendors: Boston Smoked Fish, Copicut Farms, Luluna Kombucha
Readers say:

“Neighborhood-friendly, lots of organic produce, variety.”

—Ingrid, Brookline

What: Brighton Farmers’ Market
Where: 30 Chestnut Hill Ave., Boston
Hours: Wednesdays, 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., June 15 to Oct. 26
Select vendors: Griffin Hall Farms, Doris’ Peruvian Pastries, Yamacu

What: Boston Public Market at Dewey Square
Where: Dewey Square Plaza on The Greenway, Boston
Hours: Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 2 to Nov. 17
Select vendors: Kimball Fruit Farm, SamosaMan, Uncle Joey’s Cannoli
Readers say:

“Diversity and good products, with a good price.”

—Hnub Y., Boston

What: Central Square Farmers’ Market
Where: 76 Bishop Allen Dr., Cambridge
Hours: Mondays, noon to 6 p.m., May 16 to Nov. 21
Select vendors: Beckah’s Bangin’ Butter, Humble Bones Granola, Mr. Tamole
Readers say:

“10 minute walk from my house.”

—Ralph, Cambridgeport

What: Charles River Farmers’ Market
Where: The Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge; The Morse School, 40 Granite St., Cambridge
Hours: The Charles Hotel: Fridays, noon to 6 p.m., Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open year-round. The Morse School: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Through Nov. 20
Select vendors: C&C Lobsters and FishValicenti Pasta Farm, The Red House Chowders

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What: Copley Square Farmers’ Market
Where: Dartmouth Street & Boylston Street, Boston
Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 13 to Nov. 22
Select vendors: Black Moon Hollow Flower Farm, Steel & Rye Bakery, Crooked Stick Pops
Readers say:

“It is open twice a week, so if I miss one day, I’ll catch the other.”

—David C., Boston

What: Davis Square Farmers’ Market
Where: Day Street & Herbert Street, Somerville
Hours: Wednesdays, noon to 6 p.m., May 18 to Nov. 23
Select vendors: Mahalab Bakery, Sueños Chocolate, Rocket Fuel Pesto

What: East Boston Farmers’ Market
Where: Central Square Park, Boston
Hours: Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., July 6 to Oct. 12
Select vendors: Baby Greens of Boston, Flats Mentor Farm, Sherman & Cherie’s Beezy Bees

What: Egleston Farmers’ Market
Where: 179 Armory St., Jamaica Plain
Hours: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 21 to Oct. 29
Select vendors: Hearth Artisan Bread, Beraka Juice, Cini Coffee

What: Farmers’ Market at Harvard
Where: Harvard Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge
Hours: Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., June 21 to Oct. 25
Select vendors: Moonlight Farm, When Pigs Fly, Tasting Counter

What: Roslindale Village Main Street Farmers’ Market
Where: Adams Park, 4225 Washington St., Boston
Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., June 4 through Nov. 19
Select vendors: Bell & Goose Cheese Co., Ackermann Maple Farm, Birch St. House and Garden
Readers say:

“Close by, lots of choices, with great restaurants and shops in the area. On the bus and orange line for those who need public transit. Plenty of parking.”

—Audrey B., Roslindale

“Lots of great vendors. Amazing community vibe!”

—Griffin T., Jamaica Plain

“Best market around.”

—Angela

What: Seaport Summer Market
Where: Seaport Common, 85 Northern Ave., Boston
Hours: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., May 13 to Aug. 7
Select vendors: Amisha Design, The Fat Cactus, Melsy’s Illustrations
Readers say:

“Home made breads and baked goods.”

—Alice, South Boston

“Location!”

—Brian B., Beacon Hill

What: SoWa Sundays
Where: 450-460 Harrison Ave., Boston
Hours: Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 1 to Oct. 30
Select vendors: Blackbird Doughnuts, Porcelain and Stone, Q’s Nuts
Readers say:

“Great vendors with quality produce and products!”

—Rose F., Brookline

“Walking distance.”

—JH, South End