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Deep-Freeze Farmers Markets See You Through to Spring

Where to Find Winter Produce

where to find winter produce!

When hibernation mode kicks in, you’ve been known to settle for a pot of ramen rather than forage through wilted supermarket greens for your next meal.

Resist quick-fix temptations and fill the fridge with the latest crop of indoor winter farmers markets.

Prudential Center
The goods: A totally legit excuse to spend the winter at the mall. Fill reusable bags with lavender and honey from The Herb Lyceum at Gilson’s and artisan loaves from When Pigs Fly; brave the cold in a Hampden Hills Alpacas poncho.
An added incentive: Overtaxed office workers inside the Pru will soon be able to order online and have produce delivered to their office at the end of the day.
The nitty-gritty: Belvedere Arcade, 800 Boylston St., Back Bay. Every Thurs. thru Apr. 26, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Dorchester
The goods: At the community-minded market, Lawton’s Family Farm supplies the fromage blanc and grilled cheese-ready Asiago, while neighborhood biz Good Measure Bakery placates winter blahs with nine kinds of rum cake.
An added incentive: Art projects, chair massages, and composting and gardening workshops.
The nitty-gritty: Great Hall of the Codman Square Health Center, 6 Norfolk St. Every Sun. thru Mar. 25, noon-3 p.m.

Cambridge
The goods: Load up on root veggies from Red Fire Farm, gluten-free pasta from Valicenti Organico, and crustaceans from C & C Lobster Co. amid local art shows and live music.
An added incentive: Take your used printer cartridges for easy recycling.
The nitty-gritty: Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender St. Every Sat. thru Apr. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

SoWa
The goods: More than 40 New England vendors cover the edible gamut, from honey to nuts to wine; standouts include oyster mushrooms from Shady Oaks Organics, pasture-raised meat (and dog treats) from John Crow Farm, and compound beurres from Seacoast Butters.
Added incentive: Organic grounds from Captain’s Coffee Brewers make it a true one-stop shop.
The nitty-gritty: 485 Harrison Ave. Every Sun. thru Apr. 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Trust your gut on this one.

Photo: Marialuisa Wittlin / Getty Images

LOCATIONS
The Great Hall in Codman Square
6 Norfolk St
Boston, MA 02124
617-822-8300
The Shops at Prudential Center
800 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02199
617-236-3100
Cambridge Community Center
5 Callendar St
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-547-6811
SoWa Winter Farmers Market
485 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
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