With summer on its way out and fall beginning to settle in, now is a great time to check out what local farms have to offer at a morning farmers’ market. Frequenting farmers’ markets is the best way to get a full selection of fresh produce, meat, dairy, breads, and more while helping to support farms in the Quincy area.
Check out the following morning market stops in our review of the top farmers’ markets to check out near Quincy, MA.
Quincy Farmers Market
Quincy Farmers Market is open for business every Friday through November 20 at Pageant Field in southern Quincy.
This is the hometown market’s 33rd season of bringing together a wide array of local vendors that cover everything from colorful produce from local farms to fresh-caught fish, refreshing beverages, and booths from the area’s eateries. Purchase a tasty breakfast treat from a variety of popular bakeries, learn about involvement in various advocacy groups, and even get your face painted by a Quincy artist.
After your stroll and shop, claim a spot at Pageant Field to settle down and listen to live music from noon to 3 pm.
Egleston Farmers Market
The Egleston Farmers Market brings together the communities of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury for a celebration of fresh and local. Every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm, you can catch the Egleston Farmers Market at 29 Germania Street where over 15 farms, bakeries, and dairies gather to offer the freshest fruits, veggies, fish, meats, cheeses, ice cream, baked goods, and more!
Braintree Farmers Market
Head to nearby Braintree Town Hall Mall on Saturdays through October 31 between 9 am and 1 pm for a huge selection of homemade South Shore delights, garden-fresh produce, and much more. The Braintree Farmers Market has everything you need to stock your fridge, freezer, pantry, and table with nature’s bounty. Find organic meats and seafood, beautiful flower bundles and plants, handmade pastas, Massachusetts-native ice cream, and one-of-a-kind gifts.
The Braintree Farmers Market will also feature a special indoor Thanksgiving Market on November 21, just in time to stock up on fresh veggies and goodies for a colorful Thanksgiving dinner.
Hingham Farmers Market
The Hingham Farmers Market is another Saturday gathering that’s already underway, bringing the area’s small businesses and local farms to the forefront of the community each week from 10 am to 2 pm. You can stop by Otis Street in Hingham to browse natural goods and gifts as well as tantalizing homemade treats from up to 40 vendors. Local farmers, fishermen, pasta makers, chocolatiers, cheese connoisseurs, honey harvesters, and jewelry artists will all attend.
Roslindale Village Main Street Farmers Market
Roslindale Village holds its farmers’ market every Saturday from 9 am to 1:30 pm in Adams Park. Check out a variety of artisanal vendors in addition to the area’s farms, gardens, and natural meat and seafood distributors, including maple syrup for sale, specialty hot sauces, flavored popcorn, and many unique snacks. A long lineup of craft vendors round out the Roslindale Village Main Street Farmers Market with approximately 35 total vendors and groups in attendance each week.
Whether you find a specific market that you really enjoy or travel to a new one each weekend, Quincy offers the area’s residents numerous opportunities to get out and buy local!