Good morning to you! I wanted to share some of my photos from spending time in Boston yesterday afternoon with my Mama at the SoWa open market. SoWa is an open air crafts and art market showcasing handmade goods by talented small business owners. It is open every Sunday from May through October from 10am-4pm. Along with the open market, there is also a farmers market, a food truck court, and an indoor vintage market which is open year round. It is located on Harrison Ave in Boston’s South End.
It turned out that for the last Sunday of the season there was also a Halloween costume contest called Carnival of Curiosities. There were some beyond awesome costumes and everyone dressed up from couples, babies and little kids, to dogs.
SoWa Open Market
We started off by walking around the outdoor market first. It was definitely a little chilly out but there were plenty of vendors with scarves, mittens, and sweaters. There are so many unique pieces of art, jewelry, clothing, candles, home items, etc to look at!
SoWa Vintage Market
We then headed into the vintage market- filled with all sorts of antiques, collectibles and vintage goods. This market is open year round since it is indoors.
SoWa Farmers Market
Back outside to the Farmers Market where you will find all farm and speciality food vendors. If you think you are going to walk away without eating or drinking anything, you are wrong! Free samples are often given and there is so much fresh produce, which is so beautiful to just look at.
(Some people had some fun with the whole Halloween Carnival theme)
(Including this one vendor who had a two headed breaded alligator and some bread daggers)
SoWa Food Truck Court
If you didn’t already eat, or want to eat, everything at the farmers market, just a few steps down the street is where all the food trucks are waiting for you. Everything from pizza, grilled cheese, an all bacon themed truck, ice cream, thai food, whatever you were craving-they had a food truck for it!
Mama and I decided on ice cream, which was the worst choice on such a cold day but we just couldn’t say no!
(I got salted caramel ice cream with two chocolate chip cookies)
(Mama got maple ice cream with two gingerbread cookies)
(and then we sat in the middle of the parking lot and ate them, and it was to die for let me tell you!)
Once we realized the time, we walked back over to the open market to see some of the costumes. They had a stage set up with a terrifying clown head and played some classically spooky Halloween music.
It was such a fun afternoon and I am glad I made it out to the last Sunday of the season. If you are ever in the area you must check it out. It will be back open in May! Markets are such a good way to do something different, eat some great food, and get inspired by all of the creative people who come to share their work and handmade goods. I hope I didn’t make you all too hungry! Have a great day and enjoy the week ahead! xxo