Local Farmers Market This Summer in Boston

Visiting local Farmers Markets (especially in Summer) is an easy and budget-friendly way to save money on produce, especially if there’s near your home or workplace. You are also supporting local farmers and the local economy in Boston. A great way to save money, support others in our community, and eat healthy and delicious produce!

Here’s some Local Farmers Markets in Boston to visit throughout the Summer:

city hall farmers market

 

City Hall Plaza Public Market: Every Monday & Wednesday from 11am-6pm. (Open now through November)

Copley Square Farmers Market: Tuesdays and Fridays 11am-6pm. (Open now through 11/26/13)

Central Square in Cambridge: Mondays from 12-6pm. (Open now through 11/25/13)

Davis Square in Somerville: Wednesdays from 12-6pm. (Open now through 11/27/13)

Dewey Square Public Market: Every Tuesday & Thursday from 11:30am-6:30pm. (Open now through 11/26/13)

According to the City of Boston website, there are over 20 farmers markets in Boston this year with that number increasingly growing. To see the list of all local markets, please visit the City of Boston Farmers Markets page here or by zip code throughout Massachusetts (and country) at Local Harvest here.

Also, if you are very tight on cash and need some assistance in affording vegetables, you may want to check out Fair Foods which helps low income families in Boston. For $2 a bag you can grab an array of healthy produce, and you can buy multiple bags if you need too.

What is your favorite local farmers market in the area?!

 

Weekend Fun in Greater Boston for March 30-31, 2013

Here is the weekend fun round-up of inexpensive things to do in the Greater Boston area for the last weekend in March! Finally some warmer weather!

Institute of Contemporary Art: Saturday, March 30, 2013. The ICA in Boston is free the last Saturday of every month, which is this weekend!

Free Guitar Lessons at Guitar Center: Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 10:15am at your local Guitar Center. Every Saturday during the month of March, receive a free Guitar lesson at your nearest Guitar Center.

Harvard Art Museum: Saturday, March 30, 2013. From 10am-12pm on Saturdays, Massachusetts residents can explore the museum for free with proper Mass ID.

Harvard Museum of Natural History and Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Sunday, March 31, 2013. Mass residents can visit the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology for free on Sundays from 9am-12pm with proof of residency.

Free Pilates with Hanneke: Sunday, March 31, 2013 from 9:30am-10:30am at the Lululemon Store, Prudential Center. Join Pilates Instructor Hanneke on Sunday morning for a free pilates class at the Lululemon store inside the Prudential center.

Participate in an Easter Egg Hunt: Boston.com has a great list of all the Easter Egg Hunts in the Greater Boston area for this weekend, mostly on Saturday.

Hope you all have a great weekend! And Happy Easter if you are celebrating this weekend!

 

Weekend Fun in Greater Boston for March 23-24, 2013

Happy First Weekend of SPRING! Here are a few weekend ideas of fun things to do on a budget this weekend:

Free Guitar Lessons at Guitar Center: Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 10:15am at your local Guitar Center. Every Saturday during the month of March, receive a free Guitar lesson at your nearest Guitar Center.

Harvard Art Museum: Saturday, March 23, 2013. From 10am-12pm on Saturdays, Massachusetts residents can explore the museum for free with proper Mass ID.

Harvard Museum of Natural History and Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Sunday, March 24, 2013. Mass residents can visit the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology for free on Sundays from 9am-12pm with proof of residency.

Pilates Bootcamp with Jennifer Phelan: Saturday, March 23, 2013. Join Pilates instructor Jennifer Phelan for a 45-minutes Pilates class for free at the Quincy Market Upper Rotunda from 9:15am to 10am. Bring your own mat

Participate in an Egg Hunt: Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the DCR Pope John Paul II Park in Dorchester: Join the DCR and Phillips Candy House in the 21st annual Easter Egg Hunt. Free. (For more Easter Egg Hunts, please go here).

New England Home Show (Foxborough): March 22-24, 2013 at Gillette Stadium. Enjoy one of the longest and largest home show in the area. Tickets are $9 at the door, but buy online in advance to save $2.00. Children 17 and under are free.

Also, it is the second and final week of Restaurant Week… don’t forget to make a reservation if you haven’t already!

Hope you have a great weekend, and if I missed any great and inexpensive events, please let me know in the comment section!

 

Weekend Fun in Boston for March 2-3, 2013

Happy Friday! Here’s the best and most affordable events and things to do in Boston (and beyond) on a budget for the first week of March.

Bank of America’s Museum on Us Weekend: Saturday, March 2, 2013 & Sunday, March 3, 2013. Bank of America & Merrill Lynch cardholders can get into select museums the first weekend of every month for free by showing their bank card (per person, not family). Museum of Fine Arts, MIT Museum and other museums across the state participate.

Harvard Art Museum: Saturday, March 2, 2013. From 10am-12pm on Saturdays, Massachusetts residents can explore the museum for free with proper Mass ID.

Harvard Museum of Natural History and Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Sunday, March 3, 2013. Mass residents can visit the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology for free on Sundays from 9am-12pm with proof of Massachusetts residency.

Kid Price Saturday at Franklin Zoo: Saturday, March 2, 2013. Pay and feel like a kid the first Saturday of every month at Franklin Park Zoo between 10 a.m. & noon for just $11. Head to Stoneham, MA to the Stone Zoo between 10am-12pm and pay $10 for admission.

AAA Travel Marketplace: March 1-3, 2013 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. Receive $2 off Admission with this printable coupon and gain ideas and discounts for your next travel adventure.

7th Annual Chinese New Year in Harvard Square: Sunday, March 3, 2013 in Havard Square from 1-3pm. Celebrate the year of the snake with a lion dance, parade, and more. Free.

243rd Anniversary of the Boston Massacre: Saturday, March 2, 2013 starting at 11am. Love History? Witness and experience the Boston Massacre and the events leading up to it. Free.

Berklee High School Jazz FestivalSaturday, March 2, 2013 at the Hynes Convention Center. Join the largest annual festival of its kind and enjoy jazz performances from students and faculty alike. Free.

Hope you all have a great weekend in whatever you decide to do!

Reminder: Comedy Central Boston Invasion: Free Comedy Show Tickets!

I wanted to remind everyone of this offer as it’s still available! I also got my first choice in tickets!

Note: If you confirm and don’t attend, you will be removed from future free ticket offers from this company. 

Comedy Central is invading Boston for four days of comedy tapings! The second season of The Half Hour is being taped at the Royale in Boston from Tuesday, February 26th to Friday, March 1, 2013.

We can be part of the audience during the taping, and it is free! There are two comedians for each live show for a half hour. You must be 21+ or older to attend and live in the Boston area (within a 90 minute drive). To request your free tickets, please fill out the form here.

And, if you’re a little undecided on which day, Uburger is giving away FREE Burgers on Wednesday, February 27th from 4-7pm so maybe a perfect cheap date night out?! Free Burgers and Free Comedy Show, sounds good to me.

Weekend Fun for Presidents Day Weekend (February 16, 17, & 18, 2013)

Here are the weekend events in Boston and beyond for this Presidents day extra long weekend for February 16-18th, 2013 that are free or almost free!

Presidents’ Family Festival Day: Monday, February 18, 2013. Stop by the JFK Library to celebrate Presidents Day with presidential storytelling, museum tours, demonstrations, and many activities and crafts throughout the day. The family festival is free with paid admission to the JFK Museum. ($12 for Adults but $10 with this printable coupon, and free for Children 17 and under on Festival day)

AAAS Family Science Days: Saturday & Sunday, February 16-17, 2013 from 11am to 5pm. Meet scientists, browse interactive exhibits, tour the universe and much more. Free.

Chinese New Year Celebration: Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 3-5pm at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts (South End). Celebrate Chinese arts and culture with traditional dance, music and Chinese appetizers to celebrate Chinese New Year. Free.

Harvard Art Museum: Saturday, February 16, 2013. From 10am-12pm on Saturdays, Massachusetts residents can explore the museum for free with proper Mass ID.

Harvard Museum of Natural History and Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Sunday, February 17, 2013. Mass residents can visit the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology for free on Sundays from 9am-12pm with proof of residency.

Lincoln at AMC Theatres: Sunday & Monday, February 17-18, 2013. See the movie Lincoln at AMC Theatres for $5 in honor of Presidents day with this printable coupon.

Also, since next week is February Vacation week, I will not be posting a round-up of the best ski and snowboard deals on Sunday for the week. Most ski promotions are not valid during school vacation week. However, you can still save a little money with Liftopia (affiliate) so check them out if you are heading to the slopes in the near future.

What are you doing this weekend? Do you have a three-day weekend to enjoy?

 

Comedy Central Boston Invasion: Free Comedy Show Tickets!

Comedy Central is invading Boston for four days of comedy tapings! The second season of The Half Hour is being taped at the Royale in Boston from Tuesday, February 26th to Friday, March 1, 2013. 

We can be part of the audience during the taping, and it is free! There are two comedians for each live show for a half hour. You must be 21+ or older to attend and live in the Boston area. To request your free tickets, please fill out the form here.

I requested my tickets a few days ago and received confirmation back letting me know that I should hear back in a few days (and no later than 2/25) with detailed confirmation.

How fun! I hope I hear back soon with good news!