Farmers Market Opens for the Season – South Boston Online – Massachusetts News

For the 15th time (despite clouds and rain), South Boston’s Farmers Market began its annual season on Monday, June 5, on West Broadway in Perkins Square. Rain or shine, in 2017 our Farmers Market will be open every Monday till October 30 from 12 noon till 6 p.m. Indulge in fresh healthy foods, healthy advice, and a “Rethink Your Drink” display.

by Rick Winterson

The South Boston Farmers Market opened last Monday, June 5, marking the fifteenth (15th) time it has done so. It is again located along the sidewalk by the Municipal Parking Lot. The weather was not auspicious – like most of May, early June was still cloudy with occasional spatters of mist and rain. But if you missed the opening, not to worry – the Farmers Market will be open, rain or shine, for the next 20 Mondays until October 30 from 12 noon till 6 p.m. You’ll have time to stop in after work via either the No. 9 or No. 10 bus.
Now there’s no question that South Boston is an urban neighborhood. But Farmers Markets are increasingly common around the City of Boston, and we are no exception. Our own Market was originally the brain-child of Mary Lou Rosher; it is now being managed by Maren Tober.
And there are many more offerings at the South Boston Farmers Market than just produce. For example, both Tufts Medical and the South Boston Community Health Center have tables there every Monday. You may be a drinker of cold, sweet beverages during the summer months. The Farmers Market now features a table called “Rethink Your Drink” that will show you how much sugar you take in every time you drink something sweet. You’ll be…

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