NU Bucket List – #3

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NU Bucket List – #3

Farmers Market and Friendsgiving!

copley market

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means two things: 1. winter is coming (for real) and 2. all we can think about is food. We know, farmers markets are supposed to be a summer thing, right? Wrong! Boston is replete with markets in nearly all of its neighborhoods that offer fresh produce and plenty of delicious treats year round. Many of the Summer/Fall markets close after Thanksgiving, so this is the perfect chance to make a visit. We promise you’ll warm up strolling through the stalls with some hot apple cider in hand!

Things you could do with your farmers market haul:

  1. Bring the fam some awesome artisan cranberry sauce to accompany your turkey
  2. Have Friendsgiving!


Friendsgiving (noun): a Thanksgiving-themed gathering spent with your closest friends and plenty of delicious food. Also known as a less stressful version of your annual family gathering.

See, you knew you had a kitchen for something! Gather round your friends and roommates for a more casual meal, and make sure every guest brings a dish. Turkey basting is hard, so we recommend picking up a Whole Foods rotisserie chicken or two and leaving the cooking to the sides, like mashed potatoes, green beans, and corn bread. We highly recommend the Flour Bakery & Cafe in South End for all your pastry needs (including awesome pumpkin pie).

Any picture of Friendsgiving festivities with your fellow Huskies wins extra prizes!

For more Friendsgiving suggestions, check these out:

17 Rules of Friendsgiving

7 Recipes to Bring to Your Friendsgiving Party

Ok, back to the farmers markets. Friendsgiving or no, they’re awesome spots for fresh food of the best quality. Here are our favorites:

  1. Somerville /Davis Square Market: Wednesdays 12 to 6 pm in Davis Square. We recommend: Taza Chocolate
  2. Somerville Winter Market: Saturdays 9:30 am to 2 pm at 191 Highland Ave (indoors!), begins December 5th. We recommend: Union Square Donuts
  3. Copley Square Market: Tuesday and Friday 11 am to 6 pm along St. James Ave at Copley Square. We recommend: fresh challah bread and apples
  4. Boston Public Market: Wednesday – Sunday 8 am to 8 pm (year round!) at 100 Hanover St. near Haymarket Station. We recommend: Nella Pasta
  5. Northeastern Farmers Market: Tomorrow, Wednesday Nov 18th is the final outdoor market on Centennial Common! Head over from 10am to 4pm for amazing produce and artisan goods. We recommend everything. After tomorrow, the weekly market will move indoors just outside of the campus bookstore in Curry.

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