by Dennis Ko
Durham, North Carolina
August 11, 2005
On the other hand, the Boston Public Market was a wonderful place to spend an hour or so. It’s a fairly new nonprofit endeavor started to support local farmers. Currently, it’s only open July through November and Mondays and Thursdays from 11:30am to 7pm. The market is set up as a series of stands on the old Northern Avenue Bridge near Rowes Wharf. We were impressed by the selection of delicious fruits and vegetables, all at reasonable prices. The corn we purchased was sweet and tender. The market also offers dairy products and baked goods. We enjoyed the Reese’s Pieces ice cream and apple-cider donuts (though they didn’t taste very "appley" to me). We also bought some fresh-baked rolls that went well with a seafood stew for dinner that night.
We would also be negligent not to mention the live entertainment. A folk singer strummed some lovely tunes while we perused everything the market had to offer. He sang "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" to my nephew, but he didn’t know "Michael, Row the Boat Ashore," so he may not be able to take all your requests.
From journal Convincing my sister to enjoy living in Boston