WINTER FARMERS MARKETS IN EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS
Farmers markets in Massachusetts used to be seasonal affairs, thriving during summer months but becoming as dormant as the crops they sold once the growing season passed. Winter no longer chills the demand for fresh locally-produced food, and markets cropping up throughout the area are enjoying a robust business in Eastern Massachusetts. Statewide, the number has climbed from none in the winter of 2008-2009 to about 40 this year.
To find one near you, check out mass.gov’s interactive map of winter farmers’ markets.
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