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You had us at local and fresh
Views of the Central Square market. | Photo via @hutchins_farm
Get ready to stock up on your fruits and veggies, Boston.

In the spirit of supporting all things local, we’ve rounded up 10 farmers markets in the Boston area where you’ll find fresh food, live music, and local vendors.

With opening dates for these markets just around the corner, we’re sharing what you need to know before you grab your totes and get to shopping.


Visit Mass Farmers Markets to find a market in your community.


Photo by @containercrazyct

Copley Square Farmers Market, 139 St. James Ave. | Tuesdays + Fridays | 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Features: Boston’s biggest farmers market hosts more than 36 local food producers.
  • Getting there: Near the Green Line Copley stop and the Orange Line Back Bay Station
  • Space: Outdoors
  • Open: May-November
South Boston Farmers Market, 446 West Broadway | Mondays | 12-6 p.m.
  • Features: The South Boston market has been in operation since 2002 and the vendors are all based in Massachusetts.
  • Getting there: Near the Red Line Broadway Station
  • Space: Outdoors
  • Open: June-October
Egleston Farmers Market, 179 Amory St., Jamaica Plain | Saturdays | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Features: This local market is helping make fresh, local food accessible to Jamaica Plain and Roxbury with the help of community partners like Community Servings and Bikes not Bombs.
  • Getting there: Near the Orange Line Stony Brook Station
  • Space: Outdoors
  • Open: May-October
Central Square Farmers Market, 76 Bishop Allen Dr., Cambridge | Mondays | 12-6 p.m.
  • Features: Phone eats first at this picturesque market that stretches along the Norfolk Street block, near H-Mart and Graffiti Alley.
  • Getting there: Near the Red Line Central Station
  • Space: Outdoors
  • Open: May-November
Click the link below for details on six more markets.
How much revenue do farmers markets and on-farm stores bring in across the US?

A. $1.6 million
B. $10.6 million
C. $1.9 billion
D. $2.9 billion

See the answer in the Wrap.

Wednesday, March 15
  • Wine Class @ Super Bien | Wednesday, Mar. 15 | 6-7:15 p.m. | The Charles River Speedway, 525 Western Ave., Brighton | $40 | Sample Argentinian wines while you practice folding empanadas and take home a tray of goodies.
  • Betty Who | Wednesday, Mar. 15 | 7 p.m. | House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston | $30-$45 | See the Australian-American musician perform her single “Somebody Loves You” at the iconic Fenway music venue.
Thursday, March 16
  • Bike Repair Workshop | Thursday, Mar. 16 | 6-8 p.m. | Boston Public Library — East Boston, 365 S. Bremen St., Boston | Free | This hands-on workshop will teach you about bike maintenance and basic repair.
  • Art Uncorked: Women And Wine At The Nichols House Museum | Thursday, Mar. 16 | 6-8:15 p.m. | Nichols House Museum, 55 Mt. Vernon St., Boston | $25 | Sip three non-traditional wines paired with a work of art in the Nichols House.
Friday, March 17
Saturday, March 18
  • Ruggles Corridor Artist Talk: Jenny Sabin | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 12-2 p.m. | The Dewitt Center, 122 Dewitt Dr., Boston | Free | Tune in for a virtual chat with Jenny Sabin about her city-commissioned public artworks in Roxbury.
  • Starkbierfest | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 12-5 p.m. | Notch Brewing, 525 Western Ave., Brighton | Price of purchase | Raise a pint or two at the Strong Beer Fest and try non-session beers.
  • Panel Discussion: “Her Story” | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 5:30 p.m. | Symphony Hall Boston, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston | Free | Composer Julia Wolfe and a panel of scholars discuss the history and process of building “Her Story,” which explores the ongoing struggle for women’s voices in America.*
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News Notes

  • 43º | Cloudy | 10% chance of rain
  • The City of Boston and the #ARTSTAYSHERE Coalition announced that an interim music rehearsal space is now open for musicians previously using Brighton’s Sound Museum. The space will host over 500 musicians with 88 rehearsal rooms at 55 Morrissey Blvd. in Dorchester.
  • Try to ramen calm — Sapparo has opened a new location at 238 Washington St., Brookline. Stop by the new eatery or the original Cambridge location for authentic ramen.
  • 42%. That’s the percentage of bus riders that have saved money due to the City’s free fare program for routes 23, 28, and 29, according to a new study. The program began last March using $8 million in federal pandemic relief funding and has resulted in increased bus ridership. (Boston Globe)
  • The first Boston-area location for the outdoor furniture store Yardbird is opening soon in Framingham. The 4,000-sqft store is expected to open in the next few weeks down the street from Natick Mall at 100 Worcester Rd. (Boston Business Journal)
  • Save the date for the Roxbury International Film Festival from June 20-28. RoxFilm’s 25th anniversary year will feature a hybrid festival with both in-person and virtual screenings + film programming each month now through May.
  • Artwork from hundreds of Boston students will line the hallways at City Hall through the end of March. Visit the first, second, sixth, seventh, and eighth floors to see the creative works from young local artists. (7 News)
  • The Skating Club of Boston’s Emily Chan + Spencer Howe will compete in the World Championships later this month in Japan after a second place finish at the US Figure Skating Championships. The pair is the first Boston-based duo in almost 10 years to medal at US Nationals. (WCVB 5)
  • AG1 by Athletic Greens is so much more than “greens.” With one scoop, AG1 empowers the gut for whole-body health. (And, ICYMI, we can’t achieve a healthier everything else without a healthy gut.) Try it and receive a free one year supply of vitamin D and 5 free travel packs.*
  • Did you know our online store Six & Main features Sourhouse, a company that creates simple tools for sourdough bakers to care for their starters? The Goldie by Sourhouse + Cooling Puck is one of the most popular items. Let’s start baking. 🍞
  • It’s time for biscuits with the boss. Season three of “Ted Lasso” premieres today only on Apple TV+, which means AFC Richmond is hitting the pitch and Jason Sudekis will surely have some feel-good life advice for us. Bonus: Get your first week free when you sign up to stream.
  • This Princeton grad’s startup raised $161 million to help people plan for retirement — and its free tool can match you with up to three vetted financial advisors serving your area who can help you work towards a more comfortable retirement. Try it out for yourself.*
Stress less with TSA PreCheck
Cut down your travel time with TSA PreCheck. | Photo via Pexels
Planning a spring getaway? Don’t forget to add TSA PreCheck enrollment to your pre-vacay to-do list.

The government program provides an expedited security lane at 200+ airports for travelers that pass a security screening — which includes a short application and a 10-minute in-person enrollment appointment — and are given a Known Traveler Number. Bonus: The screening is good for five years and costs $78.

The main benefit of enrolling? Save time when traveling. Recent data found that 96% of TSA PreCheck passengers spent less than five minutes at airport security checkpoints.

To apply, find out if you are eligible, then fill out an application and schedule an appointment at a nearby enrollment center. Most people will know if their application has been approved within three to five days.

Psst — don’t forget to read our airport guide before heading to BOS, and grab these airport essentials: a memory foam travel pillow, this smart luggage carry-on set, and an AirFly wireless headphones transmitter.
The Wrap
Jess Burton in a blue shirt and gold necklace Today’s Edition By:
From the Editor
If you feel the need for a luxurious sweet treat, head over to Newton for chocolates worthy of an Academy Award. Salt Patisserie placed an order of over 600 bonbons with a cognac infused dark chocolate ganache for an Oscars party.

Stop by 792 Beacon St. for fresh pastry bakes, coffee, and a variety of bonbon flavors like mint chocolate, passion fruit strawberry + creme brulee.
Quiz Answer:     $2.9 billion. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s report, direct-to-consumer agricultural sales generated $2.9 billion in revenue in 2020.
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