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A guide to farmers’ markets around Boston

Stock up on locally grown produce, hot sauce, prepared foods, and more.

In 2020, shopping at a farmers’ market in the Boston area came with an abundance of COVID-19 rules and regulations. Cash was discouraged, masks were necessary, and strict social distancing measures were in place.

What a difference a year makes.

As Massachusetts continues to reopen, many of the COVID-19 restrictions have disappeared from local markets, instead replaced by reminders to stay home if you feel sick and to try your best to keep a distance from other shoppers. Some places — including Brookline Farmers’ Market and Union Square Farmers’ Market — are still requiring that all shoppers, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask. But most have dramatically relaxed their rules for outdoor shopping, instructing visitors to do what feels most comfortable. (Be sure to check with each market for individual regulations, as well as whether they accept SNAP, WIC, and senior vouchers.)

With farmers’ markets springing up again throughout the Boston area, we’ve put together a list of some of the top local markets to stock up on fresh produce, honey, bread, and more.

What: Ashmont Farmers’ Market
Where: 1900 Dorchester Ave., Boston
Hours: Fridays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 9 to Oct. 29
Select vendors: Sibling Organic Crops, Stony Creek Farm, The Food Project

Brookline Farmers' Market
Brookline Farmers’ Market. – Lane Turner/Globe Staff

What: Brookline Farmers’ Market
Where: Centre Street West parking lot, Brookline
Hours: Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. through Nov. 18
Select vendors: Assawaga Farm, Clear Flour Bakery, Smith’s Country Cheese

What: Brighton Farmers’ Market
Where: 30 Chestnut Hill Ave., Boston
Hours: Wednesdays, 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 16 to Oct. 27
Select vendors: Bread Obsession, Cini Coffee, Whitemarz Farm

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What: Boston Public Market at Dewey Square
Where: Dewey Square Plaza on The Greenway
Hours: Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Nov. 18
Select vendors: Abbott’s Frozen Custard, Little Maven Lemonade, Nutty Bird Granola

What: Central Square Farmers’ Market
Where: 76 Bishop Allen Dr., Cambridge
Hours: Mondays, noon to 6 p.m. through Nov. 22
Select vendors: Barry’s Hot Sauce, Copicut Farms, Mahalab Bakery

What: Charles River Farmers’ Market
Where: The Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge; The Morse School, 40 Granite St., Cambridge
Hours: The Charles Hotel: Fridays, noon to 6 p.m., Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open year-round. The Morse School: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Through Nov. 21
Select vendors: C&C Lobsters and Fish, Griffin Hall Farms, Hi-Rise Bread Co.

What: Codman Square Farmers’ Market
Where: 360 Talbot Ave, Boston
Hours: Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10 to Oct. 9
Vendors: TBD

Copley Square Farmers' Market
Copley Square Farmers’ Market. – Lane Turner/Globe Staff

What: Copley Square Farmers’ Market
Where: Dartmouth Street & Boylston Street, Boston
Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Nov. 23
Select vendors: Dair Farm, Fork on a Road, Q’s Nuts

What: Davis Square Farmers’ Market
Where: Day Street & Herbert Street, Somerville
Hours: Wednesdays, noon to 6 p.m. through Nov. 24
Select vendors: Happy Beans Roaster, Mostly Pasta, Wildflower Apothecary

What: East Boston Farmers’ Market
Where: 1p William C Kelly Square, Boston
Hours: Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. through Oct. 13
Select vendors: Baby Greens of Boston, Drunk on Jam, Humble Bones

What: Farmers’ Market at Harvard
Where: Harvard Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge
Hours: Tuesdays, noon to 6 p.m. June 15 to Oct. 26
Select vendors: Mei Mei, Moonlight Farm, Tex Mex Eats

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What: Jamaica Plain Farmers’ Market
Where: 677 Centre St., Boston
Hours: Tuesdays, noon to 5 p.m., Saturdays, noon to 3 p.m. through Nov. 13
Select vendors: Golden Rule Honey, Hooked Fish Shop, Stillman’s Farm

What: Roslindale Village Main Street Farmers’ Market
Where: Adams Park, 4225 Washington St., Boston
Hours: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Nov. 20
Select vendors: Brookwood Community Farm, Hapi African Gourmet, Wild Pops

What: South Boston Farmers’ Market
Where: 446 W. Broadway, Boston
Hours: Mondays, noon to 6 p.m. through October
Select vendors: Humble Bones, Riverdale Farm

SoWa Farmers' Market
SoWa Farmers’ Market. – Necee Regis Photo

What: SoWa Farmers’ Market
Where: 500 Harrison Ave., Boston
Hours: Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Oct. 31
Select vendors: Little Acre Gourmet Foods, The Herb Lyceum, When Pigs Fly Bakery

What: Union Square Farmers’ Market
Where: 366 Somerville Ave., Somerville
Hours: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Nov. 20
Select vendors: Bagel Guild, Freedom Food Farm, Narragansett Creamery

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