Farmers’ Market Photos

I couldn’t resist. I am fully and completely in love with summer. Here is why:

Siena Farms

Siena Farms’ sunflowers filled the Boylston Street side of the market, a tiny bit of Tuscany in Boston.

summer flowers summer flowers

It was so beautiful and colorful it was almost dizzying.

Basil and Sunflowers

challah

Challah bread from Tatte

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Apples and peaches for pies, crisps, salads, and snacks. The arrival of apples makes me look forward to autumn. 

apples and peaches

Perhaps my favorite part of summer, fresh, local tomatoes. None of those white-fleshed, dry winter tomatoes. I need to learn to do some canning.

tomatoes and basil

My farm basket, ingredients to recreate the couscous dish I had at Zazu in Santa Rosa.

zucchini, onions, tomatoes

The market was full of sweet corn, perfect for making sriracha corn and shrimp salad.

sweet corn

Japanese eggplant, ready for a coconut curry or a nice pasta sauce. . . the colors at the market are nature’s art.

Japanese Eggplant 

Yes, the Copley Farmers’ Market is a great reminder that life is very good when things seem a little too hard. :)

How do you snap out of a funk and remember how great life truly is?

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  1. El’s avatar

    Gorgeous photos of the Copley Market. Thank heaven for summer!

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  2. Erin’s avatar

    Farmer’s markets are just the most beautiful places. They make me so happy. :) Your pictures capture it perfectly!

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  3. Peggy’s avatar

    I love the great variety of the farmer’s market! Makes it definitely worth getting up early every Saturday morning!

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  4. Michelle’s avatar

    Gorgeous photos, especially the sunflowers – they are my favorite flower! I’ve been a bit stressed lately with work so I’ve been taking long walks when I can – during my lunch break, after dinner, etc. The fresh air helps me clear my head and refresh my soul. I know you’ve been in a bit of a funk but I hope you’re on the mend!

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  5. Kristi Rimkus’s avatar

    There is nothing better than wandering around a farmer’s market. All the colors and smells. It’s my favorite place to get local honey. Love the pictures!

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    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      Oooh I should buy some honey next time! It’s so hard when I go there; I want everything! :)

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    2. Shanna @ Shanna Like Banana’s avatar

      My pets are pretty good at helping me snap out of funks….so is a glass of wine ;)

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      1. traveleatlove’s avatar

        That usually helps me too, but nothing worked this week! I am so glad to be feelling better; I think maybe the fact that its the weekend is helping immensely :)

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      2. Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun’s avatar

        You take some great pictures! I love visiting farmer’s markets – so much fresh, yummy food! :-)

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      3. Raija’s avatar

        I picked my own tomatillos yesterday at the farm we have our farm share at and also picked green beans and flowers. It was a healing moment in the middle of the day to be outside alone in a field surrounded by beautiful things. After a walk/jog and drive home, I was struck by hunger and inspiration and made local peach crisp, roasted tomatillo salsa, and (a la you) super veggie chili with just about every veg you can imagine. My kitchen smelled divine, and I listened to music (instead of t.v.) while I cooked. I found a small slice of peace (and had it with a side of warm crisp and vanilla ice cream ;) ). Hope you get some slices of summer peace this weekend too!

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      4. BakingWithoutABox’s avatar

        Love the sunflowers and the sweet corn! So sunny and summertime.

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      5. Lizzy’s avatar

        I love the Copley Farmers Market! I haven’t been over there since my company moved to downtown, but it looks great. Good stuff you got : )

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      6. Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet }’s avatar

        Great photos! Farmers markets are one of life little treasures and especially for foodies! Thank you for sharing!

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      7. Belinda @zomppa’s avatar

        I agree!! I was just reveling at mine this morning and thinking BOY, everyone should be enjoying this. Great photos!

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      8. Daisy’s avatar

        I love your farmers market pictures. this post is no exception.

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      9. Jennifer Dillon’s avatar

        Farmer’s market’s are Zen places for me, no matter how crowded they are all I can see are the wonderful colors and foods and it always snaps me out of a funk, even just looking at your pictures put a smile on my face.

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        1. traveleatlove’s avatar

          I love your tomato post, but I couldn’t comment on it! I too always buy too many tomatoes and end up having to rush to use them. Great ideas!

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        2. Angela (the diet book junkie)’s avatar

          what beautiful pictures! i don’t think i’ve ever had Japanese eggplant before, i must look into that :)

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        3. Evan Thomas’s avatar

          Beautiful! It’s been far too long since I’ve been to my own farmers’ market

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        4. Megan’s avatar

          Gorgeous pictures! The farmers’ market definitely brings me back to life a little too. It’s nice to take a little time and take in sights like these.

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        5. Claudia’s avatar

          Summer sweet, summer easy, summer delicious. Yes, you captured it!

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        6. Hadley’s avatar

          Great photos! I spoke at length with one of the women at Siena Farms and she said that business is way, way up this year. She felt like it is really all clicking for people – the idea of fresh, local food for at least part of the year. Exciting to see so many people there. Now if only I could get my son to beg for a peach instead of the Apple Barn’s cinnamon sugar donuts!

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        7. Magic of Spice’s avatar

          I love farmers markets, and these photos are great:)

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        8. A Plum By Any Other Name’s avatar

          The Copley farmers’ market is my favorite. Siena Farms AND Tatte? That’s almost sensory overload. Well done!

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        9. Baking Serendipity’s avatar

          Awesome pictures! I wish I could head over to this farmer’s market right now!

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        10. Corinne’s avatar

          what beautiful pictures! i love this line: “the colors at the market are nature’s art.” the honest truth!

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        11. Elina’s avatar

          I was there last Friday too (every Friday actually!) and bought those sunflowers for our house! It would have been funny to run into you there again. Hope this weekend was not too stressful!

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        12. Jason Phelps’s avatar

          I hit the Dewey Square market on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Love the fresh stuff in the middle of the city!

          Jason

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        13. Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear’s avatar

          The market looks AMAZING. What a beautiful day :)

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        14. ashleigh’s avatar

          Those tomatoes look awesome. I just bought some at the grocery store and they sucked! I need to check our the farmer’s markets more often

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        15. Terri’s avatar

          I am adding this location to my “Must Do” list on my next visit to Boston…just to sit and look around! So beautiful!

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