While traveling across the country in my food justice quest for Food Fighters (shameless plug: check out our first featured organization later this week), I’ll also be scoping out the farmer’s market scene across America for M@M. That scene is definitely alive and well in Boston, Massachusetts, where you will often find up to five different farmer’s markets trickled across Greater Boston on any given day. I visited the SoWa (South of Washington) farmer’s market in Boston’s South End this past weekend.
The South End has experienced a renaissance in the past decade, and many abandoned warehouses have been infused with new purpose and life. Personally, I love the mix of gritty old buildings filled with art galleries, restaurants and renovated apartments. As I walked and ran around Boston in my free time and played “where would I live if I moved here”, I most decidedly picked the South End over Beacon Hill, the Back Bay or the North End (all very charming in their own right). It’s bursting with new life and character. The SoWa market is a good case in point. Besides the mix of farm stands on the pavement outside an old factory building, if you step indoors you’ll find a cafe situated in the center of an arts market with antiques, carvings, paintings and handcrafts occupying every square inch that’s free. Looking to visit this place while in town? Just follow the flocks of people making their way down Harrison street.