Eating local is all the rage now - and why shouldn't it be when there are so many options in the Boston area to take advantage of?
One company making it even easier for farms to be created in unused commercial or residential spaces is Green City Growers. They'll create 'vibrant urban farms anywhere the sun shines.' They even have a farm at Fenway Park called Fenway Farms!
Want to take part in movement by supporting a local farmer's market? Check out the following options…
- Boston Public Market 100 Hanover St, Downtown Haymarket T Station Monday – Sunday 8AM-8PM Year- Round Indoor Market
- Copley Square Farmers Market 139 St. James Ave, Back Bay Tuesday & Friday, 11AM- 6PM May 12-November 23
- East Boston Farmers Market 209 Sumner St, East Boston Behind Maverick T Station, Lewis Mall Wednesday, 3PM- 6:30PM July 5- October 18
- South Boston Farmers Market 446 West Broadway, South Boston W. Broadway Municipal Parking Lot Monday, 12PM-6PM June 5- October 28 n
If you aren't in the mood to cook and want to elevate your locavore experience without all the prep work?
Toro has been on tapas Boston since 2005! With delicious tapas small plates, James Beard Award-winning Chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette continue to serve not only delicious plates, but local and sustainable plates as well. They don't take reservations, so head on over early to avoid the wait.
Island Creek and Row 34 consistently have the best freshest seafood. Rotating daily from where their raw bar items come from (always having at least 2 local oysters options) is so nice. Being near the water has its advantages of having fresh seafood of course, not every city is as lucky as us to be so close to fresh seafood year round.
Mamma Maria is also a great option - They only serve fresh, local and seasonal produce and ingredients - you never know the menu for until you show up that night. It's my favorite place in the North End, and because they care so much about having the freshest and most local offerings, there's always something new to try. Of course they continuously have classic go-to's on the menu, but there's also always something new to try.
For those who might not have the time for a high end out on the town night, there are many fast, casual chains throughout Boston that support local farmers as well! Busy day at work? Grab lunch from your near by Sweet Green, Dig Inn or B. Good (our new office neighbor as well, hello below us!). Each of these restaurants have boards updated daily with where their produce and other ingredients come from, majority of which are from MA itself or the surrounding New England area! It's easy to support local purveyors in everyday life – make smart (And healthy) choices next time you're out for lunch!