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Slice of the South Shore: The Farmers' Market

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Bostons South Shore is bursting with farmers markets every day of the week you can find a market open to the community, an opportunity to shop local, fresh produce, homemade breads and baked goods, as well as support local agriculture.

The scene differs in each town, but recently we attended the Marshfield Farmers Market, held seasonally on Fridays on the famous Marshfield Fairgrounds. The simple sound of a guitar filled the grounds and local farmers set up their tables with a colorful array of fresh fruits and vegetables ripe blueberriesoverflowing in their crates, baskets of leafy green kale and jewel-toned plums.

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1 (2 of 31)Vendors boasted they had just picked their produce that very morning, and local businesses set up tables with unique, homemade gifts. Tables were filled with fresh farm eggs, freshly baked cookies, handmade pottery, all natural oilsand hand-crafted jewelry. A friendly clown, Little Bit, added colorful entertainment, twisting balloons into animals or swords and presenting magic tricks to the little ones.

1 (24 of 31) Julo Pottery Co.

Julo Pottery Co.

1 (22 of 31) Serendipity Aromatherapy.

Serendipity Aromatherapy.

1 (19 of 31) Little Bit, Peg Davis.

Little Bit, Peg Davis.

Below, we have highlighted a few local farmers market as a resource for residents and an opportunity for visitors. Happy shopping!

1 (27 of 31) Freida's Farm.

Freida's Farm.

BraintreeFarmers Market

Saturday, 9:00 am 1:00 pm

June 15 to October 26, 2019

Town Hall, 1 JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree

Cohasset Farmers Market

Thursday, 2:00 pm 6:00 pm

June 6 to October 3, 2019

Historic Cohasset Common, Main Street, Cohasset

HinghamFarmers Market

Saturday, 9:00 am 1:00 pm

May 4 to November 16, 2019

Hingham Bathing Beach Parking Lot, Route 3A,96 Otis Street, Hingham

Kingston Farmers Market

Sunday, 10:00 am 2:00 pm, Monthly

June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1st, October 6, 2019

101 Kingston Collection Way, Kingston

MarshfieldFarmers Market

Friday, 1:00 pm 5:00 pm

May 31 to October 4, 2019

Marshfield Fairgrounds, Rt. 3A, 140 Main Street, Marshfield

Milton Farmers Market

Thursday, 1:00 pm 6:00 pm

June to October, 2019

Town Park, Wharf Street, Milton

Plymouth Farmers Market

Thursday, 2:30 pm 6:30 pm

May 23 to November 7, 2019

Plimoth Plantation (grassy field off River Street), Plymouth

Quincy Farmers Market

Friday 11:30 am 5:00 pm

June to November, 2019

1Merrymount Parkway, Quincy

Scituate Farmers Market

Wednesday, 2:00 pm 6:00 pm

June 12 to October 9, 2019

Scituate Harbor, 1 Kent Street,St. Marys Church Parking Lot, Scituate

Photography: Ellie Finn Photography.

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