Discover the bounty of our nearby farms by visiting a Farmer’s Market; there is one nearly every day of the week.   Not only can you pick up great fresh products, but you have the opportunity to meet the growers and learn, first hand, about what they are offering.  June’s markets will have lettuce, spinach, radishes, herbs, strawberries, garlic and if you are lucky, some asparagus.

Farm fresh products last a long time but, by following some of these storage tips, you can extend the life of your local produce:

Strawberries:  Wash the berries just before eating them.  If possible, lay the berries in a single layer in a covered plastic container in the bottom of the fridge.

Lettuce, spinach leafy greens, and herbs:  Store in sealed plastic bag until ready to use, then wash and dry.  If you want to clean the greens ahead of time, first wash them in cold water and then dry the leaves thoroughly.  Layer the greens in between pieces of paper towels and put in the refrigerator in a covered plastic container or plastic bag in the bottom of the fridge.  Change the paper towel if it gets wet.

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LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS

Tuesday
Bridgewater
Broad and Spring Streets
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
July 21 - October

Wednesday
Duxbury
Tarkiln Center, Route 53
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
July 1 – October 14
Produce, flowers, herbs, crafts/artisans, gourmet items

Hingham
Greenbush Tunnel Cap, Lower Main Street
June 10 – September 2
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Produce, baked goods, gourmet items, lobster

Thursday
Plymouth
St. Stephen’s Field, Rte 3A
June 18 – October
2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Produce, crafts/artisans, baked goods, music, seafood, fiber arts, dairy

Cohasset
Cohasset Common, N. Main St.
June 11 – October 8
2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Produce, baked goods, crafts/artisans, gourmet items, pony rides
Friday
Marshfield
Marshfield Fairgrounds
June 5 – October 16
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Produce, crafts/artisans, pony rides, music
Indoors w/inclement weather

Saturday
Plymouth
Courthouse Green, Court St
June 20 – October
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Produce, crafts/artisans baked goods, dairy

Hanson
Thomas Mill (across from Town Hall)
August 8 – September 26
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Hingham
Bathing Beach, Route 3A
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
May 23 – November 21
Produce, dairy, flowers, shellfish, gourmet items

Sunday
Carver
Shurtleff Park, Route 58
June 14 – October 5
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Produce, flowers, crafts/artisans, music, gourmet items, meat