March 15, 2016 by Ronda
There has been an explosion of farmers’ markets as people’s tastes and expectations have changed. Demand is still growing for locally and regionally grown food that supports nearby farms and communities; for organic produce free of pesticides, as well as prepared items free of artificial ingredients; and for richer menus of local, regional, and international fare.
These changing demands are reflected in the vast range of farmers markets—everything from individual farm stands to larger indoor markets, like the Market at the Fareway (formerly the Chestnut Hill Farmers Market), which assembles a varied collection of stalls, offering a huge range of foods, from fruits and vegetables to meat, from healthy drinks through cheeses and baked goods. Larger indoor markets like the Market at the Fareway will often feature both regional and exotic products, some grown nearby, some grown further afield, even internationally if local vendors specialize in cuisine from other countries.