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Falling for farmers’ markets

Discover several open-air Boston farmers’ markets that run until November or December.

While some seasonal farmers' markets shut down as the weather cools, a few in and around Boston run all the way until November or December.

Farmers’ markets aren’t just for summer — there’s still plenty of time this season to head to the nearest market to support local small businesses and farms, and to stock up on fresh produce.

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Most markets sell more than just fruits and veggies, adding products like local honey, baked goods, meats, ice cream, and coffee into the mix. While some seasonal markets shut down as the weather cools, below are several farmers’ markets in and around Boston that run all the way until November or December.

Boston Public Market at Dewey Square on the Greenway

Runs: Through Nov. 18

Open: Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Supplementing the year-round Boston Public Market at Haymarket station, the market at Dewey Square offers open-air shopping for farm-fresh produce, meats, baked goods, prepared foods, and more, all on the Greenway across from South Station. 

Brookline Farmers’ Market

Runs: Through Nov. 18

Open: Thursdays, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Located in the Centre Street West parking lot behind the Coolidge Corner Theatre, the Brookline Farmers’ Market has been running for 42 years. This season they run every Thursday afternoon until the Thursday before Thanksgiving. 

Central Square Farmers’ Market

Runs: Through Nov. 22

Open: Mondays, noon to 6 p.m.

On Monday afternoons, the Central Square Farmers’ Market at Bishop Allen Drive in Cambridge hosts vendors of produce, baked goods, and seafood, along with prepared foods like ice cream and hot sauce. Customers can even order ahead on their website.

Charles River Farmers’ Market

The Charles Hotel

Runs: Year-round

Open: Fridays, noon to 6 p.m.

The Morse School

Runs: Nov. 20

Open: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Charles River Farmers’ Market Association organizes two farmers’ markets this year. The market at Harvard Square’s Charles Hotel takes place on the sidewalk during the summer and fall, then moves inside during the winter. The Morse School’s Saturday market in Cambridgeport runs through Nov. 20, on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Copley Square Farmers Market

Runs: Through Nov. 23

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Open: Tuesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

One of Boston’s biggest farmers’ markets is located right in Copley Square, where over two dozen local farms and purveyors set up shop in front of the Trinity Church.

Davis Square Farmers’ Market

Runs: Through Nov. 24

Open: Wednesdays, noon to 6 p.m.

The Davis Square market sells fresh produce, seafood, meats, and goods like cider and natural cosmetics to customers in Somerville and West Cambridge.

Jamaica Plain Centre St. Farmers’ Market

Runs: Through Dec. 18

Open Tuesdays and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m.

The JP farmers’ market is located in the Bank of America parking lot at 677 Centre St. It conveniently runs on both Tuesdays and Saturdays, all the way until December.

Mission Hill Farmers’ Markets

Brigham Circle

Runs: Through mid-December

Open: Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Roxbury Crossing

Runs: Through mid-December

Open: Tuesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Mission Hill Farmers’ Market also runs well into the cold season, through mid-December. They have two locations, one at Brigham Circle and one at Roxbury Crossing, so Mission Hill residents have three days per week to visit the market.

Roslindale Farmers’ Market

Runs: Through Nov. 20

Open: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Located in Roslindale’s Adams Park, this market is held every Saturday morning rain or shine through November. Roslindale Village Main Street suggests you sign up for their email newsletter for up-to-date vendor listings each week, as they may fluctuate.

Union Square Farmers’ Market

Runs: Through Nov. 20

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Open: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On Somerville Avenue between Carlton and Hawkins streets, the road is blocked off on Saturday mornings for Union Square’s farmers’ market. Masks are required, and the first half hour is reserved for high-risk shoppers. Organizers suggest that customers walk or bike to the market.

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