My city finally has a building dedicated to act as an all year farmers’ market. And yes, I went on opening weekend.
It was busy. Not everything is open yet. Some vendors were hidden between other vendor booths (hello Soluna Garden Farm!), but I did my best to explore. I didn’t buy anything today but I’ll probably come back next week with my sister so I didn’t want to stress over it. (Plus, there are things in my freezer that I should defrost and cook up before I stock up on some locally raised meats.)
(I miss having a meat farm share.)
Overall reaction, I am very happy to have this building in the general area. I commute by public transit mostly, and Boston Public Market is right next to Haymarket station. The Kitchen entrance is closest to the station but I didn’t see any demonstrations going on. Looking at their calendar, it looks like it’ll be a few more weeks before that space sees any real use.
There’s a wall in the market area called the Cookbook Exchange. The idea is to take a cookbook/magazine, and leave a cookbook/magazine. Writing in the books is encouraged! Then the next borrower will know what people tried out.
Taza chocolate wasn’t open yet and neither was the wine vendor. But there was a beer section, two meat sellers, cider donuts, Union Square donuts, a honey seller, a seller of bowls and boards from local trees, etc.
Anyway, have a mini-tour: