Boston Farmers Markets Support Local Farmers and Artisans

Copley Square Farmers Market Home to a Variety of Organic, Natural and Locally Produced Goods

By Allyson Koerner

Boston is a city well known for its rich history, diverse culture, and of course its die-hard sports fans. Home to a variety of expansive farmers markets—City Hall Plaza, Haymarket, Brookline, Charlestown, Copley Square, among others—Boston is also a huge supporter of its Massachusetts farmers and artisans.

Copley Square Farmers Market is one of the best Boston farmers markets around, boasting an impressive 30 vendors that offer more than 140 different goods. Located along St. James Ave. and Dartmouth St., the market is open now through Nov. 23 every Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Below is a highlight of our favorite Copley vendors that offer Bostonians and tourists alike a variety of organic and locally grown goods.

1. Stillman’s Farm
Stillman’s, a family owned farm, offers “conscientiously grown” produce, meats, herbs, flowers and eggs. The farm sells products locally grown and in season and even produces heirlooms such as meat, tomatoes and squash. Stillman’s has farms located throughout Massachusetts in Lunenburg, New Braintree and Hardwick. Aside from Copley Square, Stillman’s also travels to a variety of other area farmers markets. Click here for a detailed listing.

Stillman’s Field Tomatoes and Spring Mixes Photo Credit: Allyson Koerner

Stillman’s Field Tomatoes and Spring Mixes Photo Credit: Allyson Koerner

Stillman’s offers a variety of locally grown flowers Photo Credit: Allyson Koerner

Stillman’s offers a variety of locally grown flowers Photo Credit: Allyson Koerner

2. Dick’s Market Garden
Located in Lunenburg, Mass., Dick’s Market Garden sells produce like tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, corn and greens at many farmers markets in Massachusetts. The company also offers heirlooms including black prints, pruden’s purple, red and yellow brandywine’s and green zebra. If you can’t make it to Copley Square, you can find Dick’s at a variety of other Massachusetts farmers markets including Arlington, Belmont, Boston/Prudential Center, Cambridge/Central Square and Waltham.

Strawberries from Dick's Market Garden Photo Credit: Allyson Koerner

Strawberries from Dick's Market Garden Photo Credit: Allyson Koerner

Greens from Dick's Market Garden Photo Credit: Allyson Koerner

Greens from Dick's Market Garden Photo Credit: Allyson Koerner

3. Old Friends Farm
An organic and certified naturally grown farm in Amherst, Mass., Old Friends Farm grows and sells a range of products such as flowers, greens, produce, and eggs. You can find Old Friends Farm at a variety of farmers markets throughout the state of Massachusetts.

Carrots from Old Friends Farm Photo Credit: Old Friends Farm

Carrots from Old Friends Farm Photo Credit: Old Friends Farm

View of Old Friends Farm Photo Credit: Old Friends Farm

View of Old Friends Farm Photo Credit: Old Friends Farm

4. New Breadsong Corner Bakery
The Breadsong Bakery, now located in Auburndale, Mass., specializes in European-style breads, tea breads, breakfast foods and much more. Products are made from all-natural ingredients and are sold locally at a variety of Massachusetts farmers markets. Yum!

Banana Bread from New Breadsong Corner Bakery Photo Credit: Allyson Koerner

Banana Bread from New Breadsong Corner Bakery Photo Credit: Allyson Koerner

Banana Bread from New Breadsong Corner Bakery Photo Credit: Allyson Koerner

Banana Bread from New Breadsong Corner Bakery Photo Credit: Allyson Koerner

For more information about Boston’s Copley Square Farmers Markets and its other vendors click here. For a listing of other Boston area farmers markets click here.

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