One of the things that’s made this snowy winter remotely tolerable is the implementation of the Somerville Winter Farmers Market. It runs every Saturday from 10 am -2 pm at the old Armory building on Highland Street. The last market of the year will be on March 26, so if you’ve been meaning to check it out you best get a move on. It’s also worth mentioning that credit and debit cards are accepted, according to their Facebook page. I wish I’d noticed that before heading over there this morning, since I forgot to grab cash.
The Market is part of a bigger city-wide campaign to Shape Up Somerville; its aim is to increase access to healthy foods for Somerville residents. There are vendors serving up just about everything you could imagine: fresh produce, fish, meat, bread, pies, nuts, sauces, pastries, wine, chocolate – and everything is locally/regionally grown and produced. There’s even live music to entertain you while you peruse, and also… isn’t it cool to have a reason to visit the Armory?
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DAILY TRIVIA: Utne Reader named Somerville’s Davis Square as one of the 15 Hippest Places to Live in 1997.