Find Your Local Farmers Market
The first step in shopping at a farmers market is finding it. Below you'll find quite the list of markets in and around your the Metrowest area. Farmers markets can be held weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on your area. Once you find your local farmers market, make sure to check its schedule and plan your visit accordingly.
Bring Your Reusable Bags
One great way to be eco-friendly while shopping at your local farmers market is by bringing your own reusable bags. Most vendors at the farmers market provide only paper or plastic bags, which can affect the environment negatively. Bringing your bags also makes it easier to carry your market haul. Make sure your bags are clean and sturdy enough to hold your purchases.
Talk to the Vendors
Visiting your local farmers market is more than shopping for fresh produce— it’s a community experience. Don’t be afraid to chat with the vendors and ask them about their products; they will be happy to tell you about their process and their products’ quality. Talking to vendors will also help you learn about the harvest season, which can help you make an informed purchase.
Get There Early
Getting to the farmers market early has enormous benefits. You’ll have first dibs on the freshest produce, and you’ll avoid the crowds and long lines. If the farmers’ market is opening early, make sure to get there before it gets too busy. This way, you can take your time, try new products, and enjoy your experience without the stress of crowds.
Shop In-Season Produce
One of the best things about shopping at a farmers market is the availability of in-season fruits and vegetables. Keep in mind that local farmers sell freshly picked produce, meaning it will only be available during its natural harvest season. Shopping for in-season produce is also cost-efficient because the supply is abundant, making it a better deal for you and the farmers.
Now that you have the ultimate guide for shopping at your local farmers market, are you ready to start exploring? Not only will you be getting the freshest, in-season produce, but you’ll also be supporting your local farmers and businesses. By following our tips, you’ll have an eco-friendly and community-bonding experience. So head out to your local farmers market, shop sustainably, and connect with your community today!
Boston-Area Farmers Markets
List of 16 Farmers markets now open or opening soon in Boston and surrounding areas.
Brookline Farmers Market
Coolidge Corner at the Centre Street West Parking Lot - 32 Centre Street, Brookline
June 1st through November 16th; Thursdays 1:30pm - 6:30pm
Holliston Farmers Market
Blair Square on the Upper Charles Trail (at the Corner of Central/Railroad St)
June through October; Sundays, 9:30am-1pm
The information provided was from 2022. Please note that the 2023 Farmers Market has not yet been confirmed at the time of publication. We recommend checking with the town authorities to ensure that the farmers market is open before planning your visit in 2023.
Hudson Farmers Market
Hudson Town Hall, 78 Main Street, Hudson
June 20th through September 26th; Tuesdays, 3:30pm - 6:30 pm
Lexington Farmers Market
90 Worthen Road (Practice Field) next to Lexington High School Field House
May 30th through October 31st; Tuesdays, 2pm - 6:30 pm
Medway Farmers Market
Choate Park - 7 Oak Street, Medway
Opening June 22nd through October 5th; Thursdays, 4pm - 7pm
Natick Farmers Market
Natick Common, Intersection of Rt 27 & Rt 135
Starting May 20th the Market will be OUTDOORS (a year-round event); Saturdays, 9am - 1pm
Norfolk Farmers Market
Norfolk Town Common - 139 Main Street, Norfolk
June 7th through October 11th; Wednesdays, 3pm - 7pm
Shrewsbury Farmers Market
Senior Center parking lot - 98 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury
June 14th through September 20th; Wednesdays, 2:30pm - 6:30 pm,
The information provided was from 2022. Please note that the 2023 Farmers Market has not yet been announced at the time of publication. We recommend checking their Facebook page to ensure that the farmers market is open before planning your visit in 2023.
Worcester REC Farmers Market - Starting June 23rd
Beaver Brook Park 306 Chandler Street, Worcester
Mondays and Fridays, 9am-12 pm (closed on Mondays: 7/3, 9/4 and 10/9)
University Park 965 Main Street, Worcester
Saturdays, 9am - 12pm
Mobile Market Schedule - Starting June 13th
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays - detailed info on times and places on website link above
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