The state Department of Agricultural Resources coordinates farmers’ markets, which are proliferating throughout Massachusetts. At many, you’ll also find vendors selling meat, fish, poultry, eggs, honey, maple syrup, and specialty foods such as fresh pasta and artisan bread. In Boston, visit Copley Square (St. James Ave. at Dartmouth St.) on Tuesday or Friday (T: Green Line to Copley or Orange Line to Back Bay); or the Shops at Prudential Center (Boylston St. near Gloucester St.) on Thursday (T: Green Line E to Prudential). The Boston Public Market Association runs its own markets. In Cambridge, several locations around Harvard Square (T: Red Line to Harvard) have markets throughout the week; a larger, more diverse market takes over Parking Lot 5, Norfolk Street and Bishop Allen Drive (1 block from Mass. Ave.), in Central Square on non-holiday Mondays (T: Red Line to Central).
- Frommer's Staff