Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Healthy Snack Wednesday: Visit the Farmers Market

Here in Massachusetts, it's farmers market season all year long. But now that it's June you can visit wonderful markets every day of the week! From downtown to MetroWest to North and South shores there are markets to explore.

Local farmers markets aren’t just for freshly harvested fruits and vegetables. Stop by any market and there will be a wide variety of vendors. There will be traditional farm stand booths with produce and farm raised products. Almost every market around the Boston area has booths with freshly made cheese and locally raised meats. In addition to the growers and farmers, there will also be food entrepreneurs with prepared salads, jams, baked goods, smoked fish, and more locally made products.

Smaht Fahm honeys and jams at the Boston University Market

Seta and her delicious prepared foods
 at the Copley Market

Now, I can't guarantee that the pastries and sweets you pick up from Danish Pastry House or Tatte Cookies and Cakes are a healthy Wednesday snack. But combined with fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy dairy they go perfectly. I'm a believer in moderation. If you walk to the market and pick up a healthy selection of items, I see nothing wrong with an almond macaroon (just $1!) or a cinnamon brioche rose.

So check out the list of Farmers Markets in your area (\ or, get up from the computer and get outside! Happy healthy snacking!


  1. LOVE Seta's. And markets in general :)

  2. I have a farmers market post scheduled for tomorrow! I'm so happy it's the season for them again :)

  3. Life has been crazy and I still haven't checked out a single farmers market this season! 

  4. I don't know where you're located, but I do hope you and your loved ones are safe and sound and your house is ok. MA is in our thoughts and prayers right now.

  5. Thanks Christiane - luckily we weren't impacted by the storms. We're thinking of everyone west of us too.

  6. I love the farmer's markets - and enjoy the ones here in CT - but I miss some of the vendors from Boston you mentioned: Danish Pastry house and Seta's!! they're both so good!

  7. I'm not sure what a "cinnamon brioche rose" is, but I'm almost *certain* I want one.  Farmer's Markets=awesome!


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