Shoppers at the Wayland Winter Market — Photo courtesy of Peg Mallett
Downtown Boston may be a year away from its very own year round, indoor Farmer's Market, but that does not mean you can’t find a great place to shop for local goods close by. With 30 winter markets throughout the state there is sure to be one to suit your fancy.
The Wayland Winter Farmer's Market is one of the best around, and the short ride out of the city's center makes it a welcome adventure on day when roaming outside just won't do. This is a great place to shop for all things New England, and a winter activity the entire family will enjoy!
Housed inside Russell's Garden Center's greenhouse is an enviable collection of local goods including: fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, spices, wool, sauces, seafood, jams, and wines. As you meander through the greenhouse pathways you’ll be offered samples of almost everything while you get to know those behind the product (artisans, and farmer's alike).
The tranquil setting offers shoppers an oasis where they can relax and enjoy all that the Market has to offer. Tables are set for guests to linger over breakfast, lunch or even a snack from the vendors selling everything from baked goods to a complete meal. Special events enhance the experience when the market hosts such things as farm fiber days, Massachusetts farm wineries days, and story time.
Saturday mornings from 10am to 2pm, you can spend a few hours looking around, entertain the kids at the indoor fish pond, play at the train table, savor a meal, or simply a snack, and stock up on New England treasures to take home, enjoy later, or give as gifts. Even if you leave empty handed, the experience is one you’ll never forget!
Watermelon Radish, a Winter Treat — Photo courtesy of Peg Mallett