I spent my last weekday of summer at the Copley Square Farmers Market. When I initially drove by the market, I thought, this isn't that big, and then I drove around to find parking and saw how big this market actually is. The vendors wrap around the park with all sorts of goodies to find. I think I may have walked around the park about three times before I stopped to buy anything. And then I walked around again to find a good photo op to capture this most beautiful day.
Okay, let's get into vendors. What did this farmers market have? Everything. Altas farm, Dicks Market Garden, Fiore Di Nonni, Iggys Bread, Seta's Mediterranean Food, Sienna farms, and many many more. I went to the Friday market, but there are also vendors that come on Tuesdays. My first stop was to Atlas farms. This is a certified organic farm with plenty of tomatoes. Look how beautiful these tomatoes are.
I bought some tomatoes and some hot peppers. My weekend projects were to make pickled hot peppers and tomato jam. My second stop was to Sienna farms. Everything here is so pretty you don't want to touch it, but the farmers are very friendly and tell you to touch everything. The woman I talked to is an artist in addition to her work at the farm. Part of her job at the farm is to set up all of the fruits and vegetables in the stand. This is also a certified organic farm and has a year round farm store on Waltham Street in Boston.
For all the Bruins fans out there, you will enjoy this next part of my shopping experience. As I am walking around the market, I find myself stop in my tracks and think to myself, that man looks like Andrew Ference. I quickly move to look at some flowers, but really I am trying to get a closer look to make a confirmation and it definitely was! Who else would have a 2011 Bruins tattoo on their arm, right? Since he was with his wife and two children, I did not bother him, but you know I was calling and texting my husband and my dad right after.
After all that excitement, I went to one last vendor, Silverbrook Farm because I knew that my friend has a farm share from that farm. They had beautiful bouquets of flowers for only five dollars. The tricky part was picking one out because they were so pretty. So I decided to go with my favorite color, pink.
The Copley Square Farmers Market is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11-6 through November 20. This was one of the largest markets I have been to and I highly recommend you stop there should you get the chance. And go hungry! There are sandwiches and pastries too!
Check out these gorgeous goodies!
Recipe of the week: This recipe was the winner in Edible Boston Magazine for their 1st Annual Tomato Recipe Contest. You can find this recipe along with other tomato recipes in the Fall 2012 issue. I thought this was great so I had to post it. You can pick up a copy of Edible Boston at the Copley Square Farmers Market :)
1 Ripe tomato
Bite into tomato and sprinkle with salt. Repeat until tomato has disappeared.