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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Our Farmers' Markets: SoWa

I so rarely have a free Sunday. Luckily for for me, I had no plans for the first day of MA Farmers' Market Week, so I strolled over to the SoWa Open Market to enjoy the day.

Being a designer and a decor blogger, one of my favorite summer activities is strolling the Vintage Market for heirlooms and project pieces, and the Open Market's rows and rows artists' stalls for creative crafts and knick knacks. But this Sunday was a day to explore the neighboring food stands!

Much larger than my old standby Copley Square, SoWa hosts about 30 vendors on any given Sunday. The Herb Lyceum offers a grand spread right near the entrance to the market. In addition to the abundant produce, there's flower stalls, brownie purveyors, imported Italian olive oil, even a local beekeeper with an actual hive on display. A couple meat CSAs sell their wares from large freezers. The only farmers' market operating in the South End, this transformed SoWa parking lot is bustling with activity throughout the day.

After snapping photos and chatting with vendors, I walked over to the Open Market to enjoy lunch from one of Boston's oldest food trucks and listen to a concert from my friends' saxophone ensemble.

It was a perfect Sunday.

The SoWa Open Market is every Sunday from 10am to 4pm, May through October.

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