Winter Market at Mahoney’s in Winchester

Come January when the snow is up past a gnome’s hat here in New England I’ll be particularly thankful for the winter markets that connect citizens with local produce and food items. Brand new to the Boston area winter market scene is Mahoney’s Garden Center in Winchester.

Starting mid-January the garden center will play host to a variety of vendors selling local food items as well as some crafty items like wearable fiber (think knitted and crocheted scarves). The Somerville Winter Farmer’s Market is in its second year and has already started, I hear rumors they are improving the parking options for those who don’t live in Somerville and need to use a car to get to the market instead of a bike. Not that winter is enormously bike-friendly anyway, but better parking can’t be a bad thing.


What: Winter Market at Mahoney’s in Winchester
When: Saturdays 10am-2pm, January 14th through March 17th
Why: Shop local in two giant greenhouses and go home with a kumquat tree while you’re there! (or that’s what will likely happen to me)

Here’s the list of items promised from the flyer that was handed out recently:

  • fruits & vegetables
  • wines
  • cheeses
  • meats & fish
  • artisan breads
  • herbs & spices
  • gourmet desserts
  • jams & sauces
  • premium olive oils
  • herbal soups (maybe soaps??)
  • hats, scarves, mittens
  • nuts & granola

I assume details will be added to their website closer to January. In the meantime I can hardly wait! 🙂


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