Weekend Fun: A Trip to the SoWa Market

This post is part of a series of posts about fun activities and places to visit during the weekend.  In this post, I will focus on a neat place to visit in the South End: the SoWa Open Market.  One of the great things about this activity is that there is no entrance fee.
Recently, I visited the SoWa outdoor market on a warm Sunday afternoon.  The market is located So uth of Wa shington Street, which is why it is called SoWa.  There is the SoWa Open Market , which sells artwork, handmade jewelry, clothing, household items, and many unique products.  That is also where they have food trucks you can visit and purchase delicious food.  For those of you who enjoy antiques and vintage items, the SoWa Vintage Market is located next to the SoWa Open Market.  Also, they have the SoWa Farmers’ Market , which sells a variety of locally grown fresh produce.

When I arrived at the SoWa market, I was a little overwhelmed.  There were so many vendors and I didn’t know where to go first.  But, I decided to take a look at the SoWa Farmers’ Market.  I enjoyed perusing through the tables of fresh fruit and vegetables.  Another booth that caught my attention was the one that had buckets of fresh flowers.  Don’t they look so fresh?

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As I was leaving the Farmers’ Market, I noticed a sign that pointed toward the food trucks.  I decided to follow the crowd of people to the where the food trucks were stationed.  There were so many food trucks to choose from.  They had food trucks that sold ice cream, cupcakes, ice cream sandwiches, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, lobster, hot dogs, and the list goes on!

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Each food truck was crowded with people standing in a line and waiting to place their order.  I decided to wait in line to try the lobster slider from the Lobsta Love Truck.  Surprisingly, the line went by quickly and I only had to wait about 15 minutes before it was my turn to order.  My lobster slider was delicious!  I wish I had ordered a few more sliders!

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The SoWa market is open every Sunday from May until the end of October from 10am-4pm.  I took the T and walked to get to the market since it was such a nice day.  But, you can also get to the market via bus.  It was nice to spend an afternoon outdoors and I hope to make another trip when it opens again in May.

Here’s the address:

460 Harrison Ave

Boston, MA 02118

 

Julie

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