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Monday, August 3, 2015

Summer in Boston: SOWA Market

Growing up, I always looked forward to going to the Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings -- it was a time honored tradition between me and my mom. Farmer's Market trips were the second best to Saturday morning cartoons, which is saying a lot because you couldn't get me away from the television screen when Sabrina the Teenage Witch was playing. 

Photo by SOWA and New England Open Markets

Farmers Markets are a whole new ball game in the Northeast. For the past 12 years, the South End Open Market (SOWA) hosts an amazing farmer's market with the freshest produce from local farmers, an arts & crafts section with the cutest trinkets and gifts for the family, and a lot full of specialty food trucks serving the hoards of hungry wanderers who crowd SOWA. 

SOWA's only open on Sundays from May to October, so the space is always packed with Bostonians! (SOWA's a well-kept secret amongst Bostonians, so you'll be avoiding all the tourist traps) My family was there a few weekends ago, and the hot summer weather coupled with our post-brunch sweet teeth made us hungry for dessert! Luckily, I had my tortoise shell Harvard sunglasses to fend off the sun, and we quickly found a great ice cream truck selling green tea ice cream & a chocolate chile-infused ice cream (don't let that contrast scare you off - it was super delicious). 

You can see everyone trying too cool down from the brutal July heat with their yummy treats! From Roxy's Grilled Cheese to BonMe's Vietnamese-American fusion truck, SOWA has the best of the best from the food truck culinary world. 

Pictured are my parents, visiting Boston all the way from California for a fun continuation of our weekend Farmer's Market trips. :) 

Check out SOWA before the summer ends, but make sure you're equipped with a water bottle and a tote bag to curb the summer heat and store all of the goodies you pick up along the way!

Photo by SOWA and New England Open Markets


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