For the sixth year in a row, the Boston University Farmer’s Market is underway. Taking place every Thursday from now through October 30th, the market is open from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the university.
As would be expected, the Boston University Farmer’s Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, cheeses, herbs, breads, locally-prepared chocolates and other goods for sale. Fresh sandwiches are also available at the market during lunchtime. The Boston University Farmer’s Market features produce from a variety of vendors, including Marshall’s Farm, Follow the Honey, Ward’s Berry Farm, Danish Pastry House, Taza Chocolate, Q’s Nuts and AKA Marvelicious.
In addition to offering locally-grown produce and other foods, the Farmer’s Market also offers live music from local musicians. As such, it is a popular community destination for students, staff, faculty and others living in the Boston area. BU Bikes is also present at the Boston University Farmer’s Market. The organization offers a free tool share program and a place for cyclists to hang out.
The Boston University Farmer’s Market is one of many farmer’s markets that is made possible in part with the help of the Boston Farmer’s Market organization. The organization works to help farmer’s markets obtain the permits necessary to operate within the city limits. This process involves working with city agencies such as the Inspectional Services Division and the Office of Neighborhood Services.
Several other farmer’s markets are made possible in the downtown area with the help of the Boston’s Farmers’ Market organization. One example is the Boston Public Market on the Greenway, which runs on Mondays and Wednesdays from May 19th through November 26th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at 136 Blackstone Street. The Boston Public Market at Dewey Square operates on Tuesdays and Thursday from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm at 600 Atlantic Avenue from May 20th through November 25th. Located at 532 Boylston Street, the Copley Square Farmers Market operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm from May 13th through November 25th.
In addition to helping several farmer’s markets operate in the Downtown Boston area, the Boston Public Market organization also involved with farmer’s markets in several areas throughout the city. These include markets in the Allston/Brighton/Charleston area, the Dorchester/Roxbury area, the East Boston area, the Jamaica Plain/Mission Hill area, the Mattapan/Roslindale/West Roxbury area and the South Boston area. Visit the Boston Public Market website for a full list of farmer’s markets in the area.