Every Thursday from June through October, the Farmers Market at Kendall Square offers Cambridge residents a variety of fresh, seasonal, and local produce from area farmers, as well as crafts and handiwork from a range of regional artisans. In addition, this summer the market is offering more prepared foods, which range from grab-and-go lunch options to food trucks serving hot meals. On any given week, you’re likely to see The Chicken & Rice Guys, sandwiches and salads from Aceituna, coffee from Fazenda Coffee Roasters, and baked goods from 7ate9 Bakery.
The market’s central location makes it an attractive spot to spend your lunch hour, especially when there’s a live musical performance giving the place a festival-like atmosphere. Just head over to the South Plaza next to Broad Canal between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to see why so many locals make the market a part of their weekly routine.