Farmer's Markets Revere MA

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Revere Beach Farmers Market
(781) 485-6156
Revere Beach by the William G. Reinstein Bandstand
Revere, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 23-October22 Thursday, 12:00 noon- 6:00 p.m.
County
Suffolk

Saugus/Cliftondale Farmers Market
(781) 233-1855
Cliftondale Square exit off Rt. 1, Cliftondale Square (Jackson Street)
Saugus, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 7-October 13 Tuesday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
County
Essex

Melrose Farmers Market
(781) 665-4397
City Hall Parking Lot off Main St.
Melrose, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
County
Middlesex

South Boston Farmers Market
(617) 464-5858
West Broadway Municipal Front Parking Lot
S. Boston, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May 4-November 23 Monday, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Suffolk

MA Pike Farmers Markets
(413) 572-3171
Service Areas along MA Turnpike
Boston, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 17-October Various days and hours. For up to date information, go to www.masspike.com
County
Suffolk

Chelsea Community Farmers Market
(617) 889-6080, x 101
Chelsea Sq. in front of the Police Station; 394 Marsh Hill Rd.
Chelsea, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 25-October 31 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
County
Suffolk

Lynn Farmers Market
(781) 346-6726
Exchange and Washington Streets, Central Sq.
Lynn, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
July 2-October 29 Thursday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
County
Essex

Medford Farmers Market
(617) 894-3757
Corner of Riverside Ave and River Street, Medford Square
Middlesex, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday, 12:00 noon- 7:00 p.m.
County
Middlesex

South End Farmers Market
(617) 481-2257
In conjunction with the South End Open market next to 540 Harrison Ave.
Bosten, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Sunday 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
County
Suffolk

Malden Farmers Market
(781) 321-3485
Heritage Apartments, 195 Pleasant Street Parking Lot
Malden, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Mid-July-October Thursday, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Middlesex

Tips for Growing the Perfect Tomato

Last weekend, I bought something at the farmers’ market that got me so excited I went way over budget and didn’t even wait until I got home to dig into my purchase. What got me so amped up amid crowds of pushy people before I’d even finished my morning coffee? The advent of tomato season, of course.

Farmers’ market tomatoes are a different breed—figuratively and often literally—than the hard, packaged ones in the grocery stores’ year-round produce section. They’re multicolored, they range in size from that of a Ping-Pong ball to that of a grapefruit, and the taste (oh, the taste!) is fruity, sweet, and silky all at the same time. My ode to fresh tomatoes would be one of undying love if it weren’t for the price: my breathless purchase set me back ten bucks. This got me thinking: could I grow my own tomatoes and feed my craving for the fruit while saving money—and cultivate my own green thumb at the same time?

To find out what it really takes to grow a good tomato, I consulted Penny Granberg, a grower who, according to local opinion, consistently grows the farmers’ markets’ juiciest, most flavorful tomatoes.

Should Any Home Gardener Give It a Try?
Turns out, tomatoes are one of the top crops in home gardens, since they’re easy to grow , compared with other fruits and veggies. And don’t think that tomato growing is just for Californians or Floridians—tomatoes are cold-tolerant to a certain extent. To help out gardeners nationwide with just this dilemma, the U.S. Department of Agriculture developed the plant hardiness zone map , which divides North America into eleven zones, ranked by how cold they are (zone one being the coldest). If you look up a plant, like a certain type of tomato, it will tell you whether that plant will survive in your region. For example, one type of tomato might be cold-tolerant to zone seven, so if you live in zones seven through eleven, that’s a type that’s worth a try.

There are two basic types of tomatoes from which to choose: determinant varieties, which stop growing new vines when flowering begins (leading to a large, single crop), or indeterminate varieties, which continue to add new growth throughout the season (usually from midsummer until the first frost).

Plan for Planting
Feeling ambitious enough to start from seed? “Plant them in April,” recommends Granberg, whose Rose Lane Farm in California grows about 1,800 tomato plants each year. “Otherwise, a late frost will ruin them.” Granberg says it’s best to start from seed, but if you lack the timing or patience (or green thumb, like I do), she says, buying a young plant from a reputable nursery is also a fine way to get started, especially for first-timers.

Granberg recommends planting in April because it’s crucial to wait until any possibility of frost has passed. Check with your local garden store to find out an ideal planting time for your area.

Room to Grow
We associate tomatoes with summer because they’re warm-weather produce, which ...

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