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I've heard some tantalizing rumors of indoor/winter farmer's markets starting up. Anyone have some info to share about this- locations, what is available? Esp. interested in Amherst/Northampton MA area, but would might drive a little ways out for it.
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I've also heard rumours...our winter veggie CSA ended last month so I'm keeping an ear out.
Don't know if you heard it from this site or not, but they are great at keeping things posted:
http://bostonlocalvores.org/blog

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A friend of mine goes to one in Pawtucket, RI. A bit out of range for you, OP, but perhaps not for others?

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I'm hoping one pops up in metrowest MA!

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I've also heard rumours...our winter veggie CSA ended last month so I'm keeping an ear out.
Don't know if you heard it from this site or not, but they are great at keeping things posted:
http://bostonlocalvores.org/blog
This blog says there is one in Wayland starting soon. That might be our best bet, DoK!

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I heard about these too, I think the towns were Natick and Dedham. I will dig deeper and see what I can find for us...

BTW - I just started reading Animal vegetable mineral, and now I am more motivated.
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This blog says there is one in Wayland starting soon. That might be our best bet, DoK!
I was hoping for one in Natick, Wellesley, or Needham but Wayland will have to do. Want to meet there on the 16th? Pm me!

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Winter Fare Northampton Farmers' Market
Saturday, January 9th, 2010
10am-2pm
Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, 80 Locust St, Northampton

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I heard about these too, I think the towns were Natick and Dedham. I will dig deeper and see what I can find for us...

BTW - I just started reading Animal vegetable mineral, and now I am more motivated.
Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for, and I signed up for the newsletter you recommended, too.

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Aha! Natick does have one. My cousin in Medway told me she went to the first one yesterday. And here is a blog that mentions it: http://foodiemommy.blogspot.com/2010...rs-market.html

So I think next Saturday I'll swing to both of them...Wayland first, and then to Natick.

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Woohoo! I'll go to the Natick one! I'll be there first thing.

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try www.valleygreenfeast.com too since you are in Hadley (not a market but they deliver to your door and it's ALL local). We have used them and they ROCK. Bread, cheese, meats, veggies, desserts, syrup, etc.

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My CSA farmer sent this out the other day:

Natick Winter Farmers' Market begins tomorrow, January 9th @9:30a.m. at the Johnson School in Natick. The Johnson School is located on Rt. 27., about 5-6 blocks south of Rt. 135.

You can expect local produce, meats(chicken, beef, pork), fresh fish, lobster (cooked and fresh), jams, honey, marmalade, and more.

Please come and support these local producers. Your support encourages others vendors to participate and the more vendors the more variety.

Hope to see you tomorrow. We will have carrots, turnips, onions, shallots, beets, winter squash, honey and jams.
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My CSA farmer sent this out the other day:

Natick Winter Farmers' Market begins tomorrow, January 9th @9:30a.m. at the Johnson School in Natick. The Johnson School is located on Rt. 27., about 5-6 blocks south of Rt. 135.

You can expect local produce, meats(chicken, beef, pork), fresh fish, lobster (cooked and fresh), jams, honey, marmalade, and more.

Please come and support these local producers. Your support encourages others vendors to participate and the more vendors the more variety.

Hope to see you tomorrow. We will have carrots, turnips, onions, shallots, beets, winter squash, honey and jams.
Do you know if it will be ongoing every Saturday with those hours?

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through March anyway, Jelinifer. I'm so psyched. Maybe we should do a meetup there this Sat?

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through March anyway, Jelinifer. I'm so psyched. Maybe we should do a meetup there this Sat?
Start a different thread for it. I'm in!

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try www.valleygreenfeast.com too since you are in Hadley (not a market but they deliver to your door and it's ALL local). We have used them and they ROCK. Bread, cheese, meats, veggies, desserts, syrup, etc.
Valley Green Feast looks fantastic, thanks! Sounds like a piece of farmer's mkt coming to your door!

Northampton's Winter Farmer's Market was wonderful- very family-friendly. My little one is eager to go again so that he can put a few more 'miles' on the stationary-bike-turned-corn-grinder!

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Thanks for this info! I think I want to check out Swartz Family Farm this weekend. They're having an open house from 1-3.

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Found it!!!

DEDHAM —
Starting Sunday, Jan. 31, a weekly market will be held at the new Dedham Square Country Market, located in the Odd Fellows building at 626 High St. The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and feature fish vendors, baked goods, farmers and cheese.


We drove to the Natick one this weekend (yay!) and it felt wonderful to help support the local folks... and the items we bought were delicious. The driving distance is just too far for us though. If you go: Just say yes to Pam's Salstina (green pea hummous). SO good!
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