Today I made my annual pilgrimage to the Copley Square Farmers’ Market on its opening day. Not that much of a pilgrimage, actually, as it’s right outside my KW office on Boylston Street! Crop offerings were of course very limited but I managed to snag some fabulous greens. Had it not been such a gray and rainy day, I’m sure the lines would have been snaking all around the plaza.
Starting June 2nd, our very own farmers’ market opens for business at Adams Park in Roslindale Village. Not only will you experience live music and first seasonal sightings of friends and neighbors — you’ll also get to purchase locally-grown goods from an average of 25 vendors each week. Each Saturday from 9-1:30 you can choose from the finest produce, including fruits and vegetables, meat, honey, baked goods as well as handcrafted items by local artisans. You can also browse the book stall sponsored by Friends of the Roslindale Library and buy tickets for the upcoming Roslindale Garden Tour happening on June 23. I probably don’t need to tell you: if you don’t have AT LEAST an hour to spend at the Rozzie Farmers’ Market (that’s half an hour socializing and half an hour shopping) it’s hardly worth going at all. I love it for catching up with my Roslindale real estate clients — and plenty of folks from Jamaica Plain, too!
While the Rozzie market is opening next weekend, the Jamaica Plain Farmers’ Market has been open for a couple weeks in its longtime home behind the Bank of America on Centre Street. A most welcome feature of this small but well-stocked market is that it’s open two days a week, giving you more opportunity to peruse the local produce. Each Tuesday from 12-5 and Saturday from 12 -3, fill your recyclable shopping bag with anything from local honey to fresh flowers. Later on this summer, you can choose between this locale and the one at the historic Loring-Greenough House just down the street, open Thursdays from 12 -6.
Boston may be a small city, but we’re big on shopping locally and supporting Massachusetts farmers. I’ll be at the market in Rozzie, just shopping, or hawking tickets at the booth for the upcoming Garden Tour or selling books as a Friend of the Roslindale Library, so I’m sure to see you there and please don’t hesitate to come and say hello — it’s been a mild but long winter and I can’t wait to see my fellow Roslindalians!