Our family loves farmers' markets because they highlight what makes the South Shore so special - our local businesses! With the lessening of COVID-19 restrictions across the shore, many of these markets are making a comeback and your support would be very appreciated.
There are so many reasons to shop at farmer's markets. They typically have fruits and vegetables at the peak of the growing season, meaning that its at its freshest and tastes the best. Also, the food is typically grown near where you live indicating no long distance shipping and no sitting for extended period of time in storage. The food is at fresh as it gets!
In addition to being a great place to pick up lots of local produce, there are also always lots of other local vendors - crafters, florists, bakeries, and more! Many of the markets on the South Shore also offer fun, free kids activities and they are often less expensive than traditional grocery stores because there is no middle man. Additionally, visiting the farmers' market can easily become educational when you start talking about where our food comes from, how it is grown, etc. Take the time to talk with a vendor and I'm confident they would be happy to give your child a mini lesson in their specialty!
Tips for Shopping at a Farmers Markets
- Know what's in season. Many grocery chains carry all types of produce, but farmers markets are locally-grown. Therefore you’re choosing from produce that is in-season and hasn’t traveled far to reach your plate.
- Ask questions! There are lots of options at farmers markets - organic, conventional, hyper-local or from a regional farm. Ask lots of questions and focus on what's important to you!
- Bring cash - many vendors accept credit/debit cards, but not all. Also, some incur charges for credit card processing and minimizing these charges helps their business succeed. Try to make sure you have some cash on hand (small bills is best) so that you aren't limited in which vendors you can purchase from. I like to have my children do some chores around the house to earn a few dollars that they can then shop for their favorite fruit or vegetable with!
- Don't be afraid to try new things (there's so much good out there) and have fun!
Cohasset Farmers Market
Thursdays from 2PM - 6PM
June 3rd - October 7th
Location - Cohasset Common, 41 Highland Street, Cohasset
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Hanover Farmers Market
Third Sunday of each Month through November from 11AM - 3PM
Location - Hanover High School, 287 Cedar Street, Hanover
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Hingham Farmers Market
Saturdays from 9AM - 1PM
May 1st - November 20th
Location - 95 Station Street
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Marshfield Farmers' Market
Fridays from 2PM - 6PM
June - September
Location - Marshfield Fairgrounds, 140 Main Street, Marshfield
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Scituate Farmers' Market
Wednesdays from 4PM - 7PM
June 2nd - September 29th
Location - Scituate Town Hall, 600 CJ Cushing Hwy, Scituate
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Snug Harbor Farmers' Market
10AM - 2PM
June 5 & 12
July 17 & 24
August 14 & 28
September 11, 18 & 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6 & 13
Location - St. John the Evangelist Church, 410 Washington St, Duxbury
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