Sunday, October 18, 2009

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Fall Harvest: Farmers Markets around Harvard Law

“Locavorism” was chosen by the Oxford American Dictionary’s word of the year in 2007, and the movement toward eating locally-grown food has continued to expand. An easy way to eat locally and sustainably is to stop by the Harvard Farmers Market on Tuesdays right in front of Memorial Hall. 

Last week, some summer crops were still available, including corn, grapes, and berries. There’s a great selection of root vegetables, including sweet potatoes, carrots, and beets, along with basic veggies and the crisp apples and festive pumpkins that are New England fall specialties.  Aside from the farmer’s stands, you can find candied nuts, ice cream, potted plants, baked goods, maple syrup, and jars of jam made from local fruit.  This market ends on the last Tuesday in October, but you can still find produce, bread, and other local goodies in front of the Charles Hotel on Fridays and Sundays until the end of November.  Hurry and partake in some local, sustainable food before the long winter arrives!

Harvard University Farmers Market
Tuesday: 12:30-6:00
--Through October 27

Charles Square Farmers Market
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

--Through November 22

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