Note: On Mondays, one of our various Market Scene correspondents checks in with what's fresh at farmstands, what's coming up, and what you better get while the gettin's good. This week, we hear from Boston correspondent Penny Cherubino of BostonZest. Take us to the market, Penny!
The arrival of instant winter in the Northeast brought out hoods, muffs, and furry hats at farmers' markets this week. Shoppers and staff at the Copley Square Farmers' Market in Back Bay were all bundled up. This season is one of plenty for those shoppers who know that many Boston-area markets continue operating late into October. And, a few, like Copley, don't close for the season until Thanksgiving.
Farmer Chris Kurth (photo above) of Siena Farms showed off his beautiful baby bok choy. Cooler fall temperatures bring back some of the greens that are missing in the heat of summer. Baby lettuce and mesculn mixes are available again.
Naturally, root vegetables and squash are everywhere. These were at the Prudential Center Market, which will be open until the end of October. Elsewhere at the Prudential Market, Drumlin Farm had sliced a kohlrabi in half and their staff coached customers on how to peel and use this less common root. Their recommendations were much like those mentioned in this clever kohlrabi remoulade recipe by Carolyn Cope.
It's high season for apples in New England. At the City Hall Market, the farmers from Keown Orchards were wishing they had some hot cider along with the dozens of varieties of apples and pears on the stand. The City Hall Farmers' Market also operates until Thanksgiving.
Boston Markets Open Late Season
1 Bennett Street, Cambridge MA 02138 (map) Sundays: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays: Noon to 6 p.m.
Parking Lot 5, Bishop Allen Drive and Norfolk Street, Cambridge MA 02139 (map) Mondays: 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
446 West Broadway, Boston MA 02127 (map) Mondays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bank of America Parking Lot, 677 Centre Street, Boston MA 02130 (map) Tuesdays: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays: Noon to 3 p.m.
Day and Herbert Streets, behind Red Bones, Somerville MA 02144 (map) Wednesdays: Noon to 6 p.m.
Brigham Circle, 1530 Tremont Street, Roxbury MA 02120 (map) Thursdays: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Roxbury/Frederick Douglas Square
Tremont and Hammond Streets, Roxbury MA 02120 (map) Saturdays: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Codman Square Health Center, 637 Washington Street, Dorchester MA 02124 (map) Thursdays: 1 to 6 p.m.
Click over to Mass Farmers' Markets to see all the Massachusetts markets that are still open.