Massachusetts is infamous for having multiple “squares” in its bigger cities. Our city, Somerville, has seven squares and almost every neighborhood revolves around a square. Fun fact: Somerville also has seven majors hills that the squares/neighborhoods center around too.
This weekend we went to the Union Square Farmers Market, two miles from our house. Union Square is one of the smaller squares but is densely packed with shops, restaurants, bars, and residences.
The farmers market is located on a big open plaza in the middle of Union Square. It’s a great place for the market and also hosts the annual Fluff Festival (Fluff was founded in Somerville, no biggie).
I had never been to this farmers market before. It was awesome! This is such a great time of year for the markets – all of the fresh produce is in abundance, the Fall items like gourds, apples, and pumpkins are just starting to appear, and the weather is gorgeous.
This farmers market had so many great items. I assumed it was a smaller market with a limited selection of produce but I was totally wrong.
We ended up bringing home a whole ton of kale, fresh corn, apples, scallions, and beets. Recipe blogs with those ingredients coming soon!
Two things we didn’t get (and I immediately regretted) were the huge zucchini and thai basil. My mind ran wild with things to make with them the second we got home. Go figure. Maybe next time!
I think my favorite thing we got though were these two little pumpkins. I immediately put them on our dining room table for a Fall decoration when we got home. Reggie approved.
One more thing I have to share – check out this amazing graffiti I saw on a building down a side street in Union Square:
So cool and colorful!