We have opening dates for some of the Boston area farmers' markets. Both my recent "Fresh & Local" newspaper column and my latest Market Scene report over on Serious Eats were previews of the upcoming market season.
Here are a couple of news tidbits!
City Hall Market Has a New Manager
The City Hall Farmers' Market will be co-managed this year by Mass Farmers Markets and the Boston Public Market Association. The market manager will be Megan Harrington. Many shoppers know Harrington from the Dewey Square Market. She said the Boston City Hall Market will give the association more opportunities to educate the public about the goal of establishing a public market in Boston that operates year-round, from a permanent and prominent home.
Prudential Center and Kendall Square Markets
"We are really looking forward to the Prudential Center farmers market's second year! Boston Properties has been so supportive in promoting us ..." said, Cathy Gilson of Gilson Family Herb Enterprises and The Herb Lyceum. "Boston Properties asked David [her husband David Gilson] to start another market in Cambridge... in Kendall Square near the MBTA." Both markets will have a new on-site market manager, BJ Pessia. At the start of the season, Pessia will work side-by-side with David Gilson to gets to know the vendors and customers.
The following opening dates have been announced. For details on more markets statewide go to www.MassFarmersMarkets.org.
South End/SOWA: May 16th (Sundays)
Copley Square: May 18th (Tuesdays and Fridays)
Kendall Square: May 19 (Wednesdays)
Prudential Center: May 20th (Thursdays)
Boston City Hall Plaza: May 24th (Mondays and Wednesdays)
Cambridge Charles Square: May 23rd (Sundays)
Central Square, Cambridge: May 24th (Mondays)
South Station/Dewey Square: May 27th (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Roslindale/Adams Park: June 5th (Saturdays)
Cambridge Charles Square: June 11th (Fridays)
Harvard University Farmers' Market, Cambridge: June 15th (Tuesdays)
Brookline/Coolidge Corner: June 17th (Thursdays)
Writer: Penny Cherubino
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