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Many farmers markets continue operating in winter

January 1, 2016

BOSTON (AP) — Winter doesn’t mean the end of farmers markets in Massachusetts.

Once reserved primarily for the summer and fall months, indoor winter markets are popping up in dozens of locations around the state.

In Boston’s Roslindale neighborhood, for example, a farmers market opens on Saturday at the Sons of Italy Hall on Birch Street, offering fresh produce, fruit, meat, cheese, baked goods and other items. It will continue operating every Saturday through March 26.

The executive director of Roslindale Village Main Street, Christina DiLisio, says the market drew huge crowds last year despite the miserable winter.

State agriculture officials list more than 40 other winter markets covering all regions of the state from Cape Cod to the Berkshires.


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