Week 9

Oh, bean lovers of Somerville, it breaks my heart to inform you, for the second week in a row, we will not have cranberry beans for sale in bulk. We will stop taking orders until we can fulfill the orders we have for now. In my heart of hearts, I hope for some good bean-growing weather so that maybe next week we will have beans for sale.

We are still waiting for the jilo harvest, and we probably won’t have pumpkin vines for sale for the rest of the year. Autumn is coming, and the plants will turn their focus away from leaf-production and onto ripening fruit.

On the bright side, we will have fresh early-season APPLES, callaloo, bitter melon, eggplant, kale, yellow summer squash and zucchini, tomatoes, habaneros, daikon radishes, bell peppers, beets, potatoes, onions, cantaloupe, cucumbers, carrots, and corn.

In our pre-packed bag, we plan to have onions, corn, kale, apples, and eggplant.

Thank you for joining us week after week. We’re having such a wonderful time this season sharing the harvest.

Next week, look forward to winter squash!

Week 8

What a beautiful August it’s been! For the final week of this month we should have these crops available for sale: cranberry beans, basil, parsley, bitter melon, cantaloupe, carrots, corn, cucumbers, mustard greens, onions, potatoes, peaches, bell peppers, callaloo, eggplant, yellow summer squash, zucchini, slicing tomatoes and cherry tomatoes.

Our pre-bagged option this week will include four ears of corn, a pound of onions, a pound of carrots, mustard greens, and zucchini.

We probably will not be able to offer bulk orders of cranberry beans this week, but we hope to in September.  

Week 7: Tomatoes At Last!!

This week everyone, yes, at long last, we will have large, delicious, juicy, vine-ripened, slicing tomatoes for sale.

Did you order a box of cranberry beans? If so, please come and pick it up. If you haven’t ordered a box yet and would like to, feel free to place an order with our market manager Rachel for a future week either at market or at shapeupsomerville@gmail.com. $17.50 / 10 lb. box.

In our $5 bag this week we will have 4 ears of corn, a pound of carrots, a few baby bok choy, a pound of cucumbers, and some garlic grown right here in Somerville.

Our fruit options this week are blueberries, cantaloupe, and peaches.

As for vegetables we hope to carry baby bok choy, cranberry beans, callaloo, cucumbers, corn, eggplant, lettuce mix, onions, red potatoes, sweet potatoes, slicing tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, jalapeños, habaneros, green bell peppers, zucchini, yellow summer squash, and garlic.

I know some of you are wondering and I would just like you know: we will not be carrying pumpkin vine this week. The plants need some time to recover from the last harvest, but as soon as I can, I’ll carry it again.

Week 6 produce

Hello everyone and welcome to week six of the Somerville Mobile Farmers Market.

We will not have cranberry beans this week as we are in between harvests, but if you ordered ahead with us for a box of beans, we will have that for you as soon as we can get them!

This week in our bag we plan on having zucchini, four ears of corn, carrots, boc choi, and garlic.

We will have available this week along with the bag: basil, blueberries, boc choi, callaloo, cantaloupe, carrots, cilantro, cucumbers, onions, peaches, red potatoes, jalapeno peppers and green bell peppers, pumpkin vine, radishes, scallions and zucchini!

Have a safe week and hope to see you there!

Midsummer harvests! Week 5 produce

This week we hope to carry plenty of callaloo, cranberry beans, cucumbers, kale, scallions, summer squash, beets, radishes, red potatoes (oh, I love a fresh potato!), onions, garlic, peaches, corn, cherry tomatoes, and zucchini!

We’ll likely also have have okra, malabar spinach, eggplant, and blueberries.

In our bag this week (subject to change) we plan to have 4 ears of corn, a pound of onions, pound of carrots, cucumbers and kale.

See you at the market!

Week 4 Produce

What a wonderful weekend this last one was, many new customers and old. Please tell your friends to come on down!

This week we will have an increased supply of green beans and corn, as well as welcoming the yellow summer squash, garlic, and onions to the fold. Other vegetables for sale include beets, callaloo, carrots, cucumbers, kale, potatoes, pumpkin vine (so delicious to stir fry with lemon), radishes, scallions, and zucchini.

In our pre-bagged option this week we plan to have 4 ears of corn, a pound each of carrots, cucumbers, and greens beans, with romaine lettuce to top it off!

The harvest of peaches continues, and they’ll keep us satisfied while we patiently wait for the tomatoes to ripen in the field.

Week 3 Produce

This week we are excited to offer Massachusetts-Grown PEACHES!

Along with those wonderful things, we’ll be carrying green beans, basil, corn, beets, callaloo, carrots, red potatoes, cucumbers, some Somerville-grown eggplant, kale, lettuce, pumpkin vine, radishes, and zucchini.

In our pre-bagged option, we plan to have 6 ears of corn, kale, a half-pound of carrots, a pound of green beans, and a pound of zucchini.

Some tips on how to enjoy the market: come later during market hours, when everyone comes at once, everyone waits longer. Come alone to the market if possible. Not everyone can come alone to market, but if those who can, do, we will have fewer people to space out. Maintaining 6 feet of distance between each other is extremely important during these times and is easier to achieve if there are fewer people at the market at once. Please be patient with the market staff, consider choosing the pre-bagged option, and adding different vegetables to that if possible!

Hope to see you this weekend!

Welcome to the New Market Season!

First the fun stuff! We will have a large variety of vegetables available for sale this week starting with early season CORN! We will also have: green beans, beets, callaloo, carrots, fresh garlic, cucumbers, kale, radishes, scallions, and zucchini.

Everyone’s safety is our highest commitment. Please wear your mask and maintain social distance at market. Leave your pets at home. We will have pre-bagged bags available for sale with the option to customize your bag this week. Be patient with us as we sanitize between customers. Take note, gathering and socializing at the market is prohibited by the City of Somerville. Once you touch your produce, the produce is yours, also per City guidelines. We cannot haggle. These rules exist to provide the safest and most equitable experience for all our shoppers.

February 23: HIP Seasonal Shutdown

Hi everyone,

I hope you’ve been using your HIP benefits at the Somerville Winter Market! Unfortunately, the program will go into its usual winter hiatus starting on February 23rd, so use your HIP this month while you can! HIP will resume on May 15th.

Information in 15 languages available here: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/healthy-incentives-program-hip-for-clients/resources

We are supporting farmers, clients, and policymakers across the state trying to secure adequate winter funding for future years.