Best Farm Stand in Boston

2012 Best Farm Stand, West

Wilson Farm

Lexington

Since the 19th century, the sprawling barn at Wilson Farm has proffered more than 100 varieties of the grower’s own fruit, vegetables, herbs, and flowers; fresh-baked breads and pastries; locally…Read More

2011 Best Farm Stand

Siena Farms

Sudbury

If only every produce section at every grocery store were like Siena Farms’ bounty of chemical-free heirloom vegetables, fragrant herbs, and tender greens picked just that morning. Instead, we spend…Read More

2011 Best Farm Stand, South

Hingham

Hingham

It’s actually two markets in one: On Wednesdays you’ll find goods by the town clock in Hingham Square, while on Saturdays the vendors set up shop at Hingham Bathing Beach….Read More

2011 Best Farm Stand, West

Verrill Farm

Concord

Okay, so maybe this 200-acre farm’s retail operation isn’t exactly a stand (the owners unveiled a shiny new building in 2009 after a fire leveled the original structure). But that’s…Read More

2011 Best Farm Stand, North

Newburyport Farmers’ Market

Newburyport

Given its northerly location, Newburyport has an edge over other area markets: It’s able to draw in vendors from southern New Hampshire. But it’s the sheer magnitude of the selection—which…Read More

2002 Best Farm Stand, West

Verrill Farm

Concord

Open year round, Verrill’s is the kind of farm stand where you can find every single ingredient you’d need for a last-minute gourmet party. Which is why visitors often find…Read More

2002 Best Farm Stand, North

TenderCrop Farm

Newbury

Let the livestock milling about outside (including buffalo) serve as your first clue: Everything at TenderCrop is fresh off the field and so wholesome, it’s surreal. The 17th-century barn is…Read More

2002 Best Farm Stand, South

The Farmer’s Market on Cohasset Common

Cohasset

Every Thursday afternoon in the summer, locals from surrounding South Shore towns converge at this piece of green for one purpose: to buy super-fresh produce. The selection—brilliant green herbs, a…Read More

2001 Best Farm Stand, West

Verrill Farm

Concord

There are as many farm stands west of the city as there are historic battle sites. But, sadly, most are just glorified supermarkets. For a real honest-to-goodness country produce market,…Read More

2001 Best Farm Stand, North

TenderCrop Farm

Newbury

It’s one of the few established businesses in rural Newbury, but you’ll find it easily; just look for all the cars parked near the 17th-century bran. Inside find farm-fresh berries…Read More

2001 Best Farm Stand, South

The Farmer’s Market on Cohasset Common

Cohasset

Held only once a week (every Thursday afternoon), this farmstand is worth the wait. Some of the South Shore’s freshest produce is found here from early June through mid-October. Local…Read More

2000 Best Farm Stand

Volante Farm

Needham

It’s no Star Market, which is precisely what makes buying produce from Volante Farm so much fun. All the green stuff (lettuce, cukes, beans) is grown in the fields behind…Read More

1999 Best Farm Stand

Wilson’s Farms

Lexington

If it’s good enough for Julia Child, it’s good enough for us. Sure, it’s bigger than your average farmstand, and the weekend traffic on quiet Pleasant Street can be a…Read More

1998 Best Farm Stand

Verrill Farm

Concord

For the absolute best in seasonal vegetables—think asparagus in May, strawberries in June, and carrots and potatoes through February—Verrill Farm can’t be beat. Just ask Hamersley’s Bistro, Chez Henri, Salamander,…Read More

1996 Best Farm Stand, Metro West

Verrill Farm

Concord

The best source for asparagus. You-pick options include strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, and pumpkins. The baked goods alone are worth driving for, especially the strawberry-rhubarb crisp…Read More

1996 Best Farm Stand, North Shore

Goodale Orchards

Ipswich

The antique stone barn displays all kinds of produce, but apples are the specialty here—more than a dozen varieties. They appear whole, in tasty pies, doughnuts, pressed into cider; the…Read More

1996 Best Farm Stand

Lookout Farm

Natick

It’s a farm stand, gelateria, you-pick-farm, and zoo, all rolled into one. The homemade fruit gelati—dairy and fat-free—is superb, and kids will love the emus, bison, and wild boar, as…Read More

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