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Summer Harvest 2016

Did you know that Cambridge has six summer/fall farmers markets or that 50 farms and orchards are within an hour's drive of the city?

Here is the Cambridge Public Health Department's summer/fall guide to farmers markets, "pick-your-own" farms and orchards, and farm stands in the Greater Boston area.

Your purchases will be good for your health and will help support the local economy.

Cambridge Farmers Markets 2016

ShoFall Harvestp for delicious, locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh baked pies, maple syrups, meats, and cheeses at Cambridge farmers markets this summer and fall. All Cambridge farmers' markets accept WIC/senior coupons. For locations of farmers markets in neighboring communities, visit the Mass Farmers Markets website.

Cambridge Center Farmers Market
Main St., near the Kendall/MIT subway station
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. (May 11 - Oct. 26)

Central Square Farmers Market
Parking lot at Bishop Allen Dr. and Norfolk St.
Mondays, 12 noon - 6 p.m. (May 16 - Nov. 21)
EBT cards accepted. More information about SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is available at www.mass.gov/snap. 

Charles Square Farmers Market
The Charles Hotel courtyard in Harvard Square
1 Bennett St.
Fridays, 12 noon - 6 p.m. (June 3 - Nov. 25)
Sundays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (May 29 - Nov. 20)

Cambridgeport Farmers Market
Morse School parking lot
40 Granite St., near Memorial Drive
Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (June 4 - Oct. 29) 

Harvard University Farmers Market
Science Center Plaza
Tuesdays, 12 noon - 6 p.m. (June 7 - Nov. 22)
EBT cards accepted. More information about SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is available at www.mass.gov/snap. 

Kendall Square Farmers Market
350 Kendall Street, Kendall Square, Cambridge
Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (June 9 - Sept. 29)
*No market on June 30 and Sept. 1

Cambridge also has a Saturday winter farmers market, which runs from January through April. 

"Pick-Your-Own" Farms and Orchards


Pick your own berries, peaches, vegetables, and apples this summer and fall at local farms and orchards. The season for each of these crops may vary from year to year, depending on weather. It's a good idea to call ahead to the farm you want to visit to check on picking conditions. For a complete listing of "pick-your-own" farms, visit the state's Massachusetts Grown website.

Strawberries (June)

Blueberries & Raspberries (July - September)

Peaches (July - September)

Apples (August - November)

Pumpkins (September - October)

Local Farm Stands

Fall Harvest Local farm stands in Massachusetts sell everything from fresh-picked fruits and vegetables to homemade breads and artisan cheeses. Some also sell plants, flowers, and seeds. Most farm stands are open year-round.

Here is a short list of farm stands near Cambridge. For a full list of Massachusetts farm stands, visit the Massachusetts Association of Roadside Stands website.

Allandale Farm
259 Allandale Road
Brookline, MA 02467

Wilson Farm
10 Pleasant Street
Lexington, MA 02421

Drumlin Farm
208 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA 01773

Land's Sake Farm
27 Crescent Street
Weston, MA 02493

Verrill Farm
11 Wheeler Road
Concord, MA 01742

Updated on May 19, 2016

Strawberry photo by Mimi Katz


What's in Season?

Download a map (PDF) of the farmers' markets happening each day of the week in Cambridge.

Video: Farmers Markets: Fresh, Nutritious, Local. Farmers and shoppers discuss the benefits of buying fresh, locally-grown foods. Produced by USDA.