Farmers market pops up in Central Square

The former Central Square Blockbuster is hosting a weekly farmers market.
The former Central Square Blockbuster is hosting a weekly farmers market.

A farmers market – the C2W Market – opens today in the former Central Square Blockbuster space, 541 Massachusetts Ave., and runs every Wednesday through April 24, said Robin Lapidus, president of the Central Square Business Association.

The market includes local meat, vegetables, honey, vinegar, beans, grains and other foods, as well as food demos, music and local food culture activities, she said, citing it as the only weekday winter market for local food in Cambridge and Boston.

After a chefs-only hour, the public can shop from 2:30 to 6 p.m.

The opening day vendors include Cuisine en Locale and its Alex’s Ugly Sauce, jams and farm-grown grains and freshly milled flours ; Hickory Nut Farm goat cheese; Jordan Brothers Seafood; North Star Farm fresh produce; Stillman’s Turkey Farm meat and poultry; Valicneti Organico pasta and sauce; and Stoneymeadow Farm soaps and gifts. Future markets will add vendors, DJs from the MMMMaven Project and other family friendly activities, Lapidus said.

The market is co-sponsored by the association, The Naggar Family and 3MJ Realty and The MMMMaven Project in partnership with the Central Square Cultural District and the City of Cambridge. Its location has been identified as the possible future home of a returning ManRay nightclub.


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