Newton Farmers Market – 1st Day!
Holy crap. We lucked out. We just go into the Newton Farmers Market every Tuesday for the rest of October and should be there next year (and hopefully forever). This market is nuts. There’s 37 vendors, been around for 30 years and gets approximately 1,500-2000 people per day. This is what you’d expect at a weekend type of event that you would pay hundreds of dollars for. Newton is JUST outside of Boston proper, but you wouldn’t know it. It also has outrageous real estate prices, so if you can afford a house in Newton, you can certainly afford fresh veggies at the market.
We lucked out, normally the market is full up – nobody is getting in and there’s a waiting list. Hanson’s Farm, one of the vendors at our Framingham market, has been going there for a while. They couldn’t compete with some many other veggie vendors there and didn’t think they would be coming back. This is fabulous for customers, but kind of sucks for the farmers. How many different kind of zucchini can you choose from? Since a spot was opening up, they put in a good word for us with the market manager – and giving her a bag of kettle certainly helped! We were in just like that. Judy, the Newton market manager has been extremely helpful in getting us settled into our new digs. After slogging through a whole bunch of under performing gigs this year, it looks like we’ve finally hit the jackpot.