The Orris: A Cultural Journal

Farmers Markets In Your City

Farmers Market, Genie Giamio

We love the harvest season, that period of late summer and fall when the crops have ripened, the bounty picked, and the bushels are brought to market to share.   The vibrancy and tenacity of the harvest is best showcased at local farmers markets.  It is at these community gatherings that we are reminded that the best food stems from an important connection: a mutual dependency between farmers and the natural world.  At the market, we receive the yield of their persistence and care. Our local farmers markets remind us that the best crops do not grow year round in concrete warehouses, but by the season, by the sun, rain and soil of native clime.

Farmers Markets in Your City

Boston, MA

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Allston Village

Jackson Mann Community Center, 500 Cambridge Street

Saturday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm,

May 12 to October 27.

Allston / Harvard

North Harvard Street And Western Ave. Parking Lot

Friday, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm,

June 15 to October 26.

Cambridge: Central Square

Parking lot # 5 at Bishop Allen Drive &Norfolk Streets

Monday, Noon – 6:00 pm (Closes at 5:00 pm after Nov. 7),

May 21 to November 19.

Cambridge: Charles Square

Charles Hotel Courtyard at Harvard Square

Friday, Noon to 6:00 pm and  Sunday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm,

May 25 to November 18.

Cambridge: Harvard University

Harvard University near Sanders  Theater, Corner of Oxford and Kirkland Streets

Tuesday, Noon – 6:00 pm,

June 19 to October 29.

Cambridge: Kendall Square

Kendall Square, 500 Kendall St.,

Thursday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, June to September.

Brookline: Coolidge Corner

Coolidge Corner, Center Street West, Parking Lot, off Beacon Street,

Thursday, 1:30 pm – dusk,

June 14 to October 25.

Medford Square

One City Hall Mall, corner of Riverside Ave. and Clippership Drive, Medford Square

Thursday, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm,

June 7 to October 18.

Somerville: Davis Square

Davis Square, Day & Herbert Sts. Lot,

Wednesday, Noon – 6:00 pm (Closes at 5:00 pm in November),

May 23 to November 21.

Somerville: Union Square

Union Square on the plaza

Saturday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm,

June 2 to November 17.


 Marshall’s Fenway Farm Stand

7 Days a Week, All Year


City Hall Plaza, 200 Pleasant St.

Tuesday, 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

You can find a  full directory of Massachusetts area markets here, or visit:

New York City

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Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Washington Park btw DeKalb & Willoughby, along the SE corner of Fort Greene Park

Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Union Square

North and west sides of Union Square Park

Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m

Portland, ME

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Deering Oaks Park

Saturday, 7:00 am-12:00 pm

April 28th through late November

Monument Square

Wednesdays, 7:00 am  – 2:00 pm,

April 28th through late November

Austin, TX

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Barton Creek Farmer’s Market

 Barton Creek Square mall parking lot

Saturday, 9:00am to 1:00pm

The Austin Sustainable Food Center hosts four farmers markets throughout the week:


4th and Guadalupe – Downtown

Saturday 9am – 1pm

Sunset Valley

3200 Jones Rd/Toney Burger Center

Saturday 9am – 1pm

The Triangle

46th and Lamar – The Triangle

Wednesday, 4pm – 8pm


51st and 183 – YMCA

Tuesday, 10am – 1pm

Portland, OR

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Portland Farmers Market hosts 8 markets throughout the area:

Portland State University

SW Park Ave & SW Montgomery St,

Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

March 17 through December 15.

Pioneer Courthouse Square 

SW Broadway & SW Morrison St,

Mondays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

June 18 through September 24.

Shemanski Park

SW Park Ave & SW Salmon St,

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

May 2 through October 31

Winter Shemanski Park

SW Park Ave & SW Salmon St.

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

January 7 through February 25.


SE Salmon St & SE 20th Ave,

Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.,

May 3 through September 27.


NW 19th Ave & NW Everett St,

Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m,

 June 7 through September 27.


N Denver Ave & N McClellan St

Fridays, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.,

 June 1 through September 28.


NE Wygant St & NE 7th Ave,

Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.,

May 6 through October 28.

Genie GiaimoThere’s over 7,000 farmers markets operating throughout the U.S so this is only a partial listing. Share the location and date of your favorite farmers market in the Comments.

Photography: Genie Giaimo



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