What are the best farmers markets in Boston?

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Melanie Nayer

When summer hits in Boston, the farmers markets open in full bloom. No matter what part of the city you're in, you're bound to find a farmers market.

The year-round farmers market is Haymarket, and located just next to the Haymarket subway stop near Faneuil Hall. This market has everything: vegetables, fruit, fish, meat, flowers and sometimes even novelty vendors selling handbags, hats and Boston souvenirs. Haymarket happens every Friday and Saturday.

During the summer months, the Copley Square Farmer's Market sets up shop on Mondays and Thursdays. You'll find fresh breads, homemade jams, specialty sweets, flowers and organically-grown vegetables.

Also during the summer months is SoWa, the Farmers Market in the South End (SoWa stands for South of Washington Street). This Farmers Market, which takes place every Saturday from June through October, hosts various international food stalls, as well as food trucks, flowers, candles, paintings, accessories and more.

In Cambridge, the Farmer's Market in Harvard Square is just outside of the Charles Hotel. Open Fridays and Sundays, the Cambridge Farmer's Market hosts New England farmers and small food businesses featuring everything from meats and fish to cheeses, herbs and spices.

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