Locavores and fresh food fans have options even in Boston’s frigid winter, with indoor winter farmers markets at several locations around Boston.
Cambridge Winter Farmers Market
At Cambridge’s Community Center, this market will be happening December 10th & 17th in 2017, and every Saturday from January 6th to April 7th in 2018, from 10am to 2pm. Lots of produce, lots of bread, several meat & fish vendors, and a variety of specialty foods at this farmers market.
Depending on the day they’ll have free face-painting, live music, calligraphy demonstrations, demos from the New England Aquarium, and other special features. Check out their Facebook for the latest.
The Boston Public Market
Not a traditional farmers market, the BPM is a massive year-round marketplace in downtown Boston, at the Haymarket T station. It hosts over 40 local farmers & food vendors (and different pop-up vendors almost daily), and is open year-round, 7 days a week. It’s run by the non-profit Boston Public Market Association, and supports a number of community programs.
Their site offers a full vendor list, map, and much more info about their programming.
This year East Boston has a winter farmers market on the last Thursday of every month, December through April, from noon to 4pm. Held inside the the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, two local farms provide a variety of fruits, veggies, bread, and more. Their Facebook page has events listed for each Thursday market.
Every Sunday from November 19th to March 25th, 2018, open 11am to 3pm. Brookline’s winter market is located just off Beacon Street inside The Arcade on Harvard Street. Just down the Green Line’s C-line from Boston, or just off the 66 bus from Cambridge. Their 12 vendors offer local cheese, fish, meat, produce, homemade pasta, jams & honey, and much more.
Take a look at their Facebook Page for some gorgeous photos of the goods, and reminders of each week’s market.
Somerville’s Winter Farmers Market
Inside the Armory (the big white castle on Highland Avenue), the Somerville Winter Farmers Market takes place each Saturday from December 2nd to April 14th, 9:30am to 2:30pm. Live entertainment and rotating guest vendors each week keep this market an ongoing event to attend.
Like the other markets, there’s much more than fruits and veggies here. Pastries, chocolate, herbs, wine, and all the usual deliciousness can be found, along with a very active community. Check the Facebook Page if you have questions or want updates.
Dorchester Winter Farmers Market
This market will start running in January 2018, every Saturday from January 27th to March 31st, from 10am to 1pm. Located inside The Great Hall at Codman Square, which is a short walk from Shawmut Station on the Red Line.
They’re still announcing vendors, so follow their Facebook page for updates.
Roslindale Winter Farmers Market
It’s not as convenient to the T as the others, but it is just off Washington Street, so still a good option if you own a car. Every Saturday in January through March, the market will be open 10am to 2pm, with food from 6 local farms and eight local specialty vendors.
You can find more info and an updated calendar of live entertainment scheduled for the winter market, on the Roslindale Village Main Street site.