I have worked in the Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood for a number of years and have always wanted to go to the Copley Square Farmers Market, but for some reason I never had the time. Looking back it makes me laugh because the market is open Tuesdays and Fridays 11-6 so why couldn’t I sneak over and check out what they have to offer. Well I FINALLY made it over to the market and it was awesome. I picked up the best corn on the cob, the juiciest tomatoes and the best blueberries. I could go on and on and on. Over the past few weeks, I’ve picked up some of the best and freshest produce I have gotten in years. The farmer’s market runs until November and according all the warm weather that we have been experiencing in New England has produced bumper crops this year.
The farmers market has had such an influence on me that I’m considering joining a CSA farm, community supported association. That means that each week during the main growing season and bi-weekly during the winter month I would receive local produce or meats. Gotta go, it’s Friday and I want to make sure I get the best selection and a parking spot.
I can totally relate! I have access to two well stocked farmers markets and I don’t take advantage of them as much as I like. I did join a CSA this Summer…it was so nice to have fresh, local produce every week.
UMM — not I’m thinking it may be worth it, help me expand my horizons in the produce dept and in a small way supporting a local farm.