Being a foodie and avid farmers' market go-er at home (I miss you, California produce!), I always look forward to Tuesdays at Harvard for the farmers' market on the Science Center Plaza. When dining hall food just won't cut it, you can treat yourself to something fresh and delicious. Below is a gallery with a few of the best stalls to visit, and what you can do with the produce! Check it out today!
Nectarines - You rarely see nectarines in the dining halls, so take advantage of their ready availability at the farmers' market! They’re currently at the end of their growing season, so get them while you can. I buy these to eat plain, or to top on yogurt.
Hummus - Samira’s Homemade Food, a small family business offering authentic Egyptian and Lebanese food, has the best hummus. For a great late night snack, I recommend their original or roasted red pepper hummus to dip with their pita, or carrots.
Apples - It’s apple season in Massachusetts! While HUDS does offer apples, check out the farmer’s market for a wider selection of New England’s delicious premier fruit.
Tea - Tea drinkers, stop by Soluna Garden Farm’s stand for their herbal blends. The tea makes a nice, neatly packaged gift for a tea-obsessed friend. Both caffeinated and decaffeinated blends.
Donuts - Union Square Donuts' donuts are, in a word, heavenly. I'll admit, I’ve actually had a dream about eating their sea salted bourbon caramel flavor. The only complaint: they need to bring back the kombucha on tap they sold last year.
Vegetables - For ambitious college chefs, there is actually a fair selection of fresh vegetables and produce to cook with. Maybe one day my roommate and I will get around to making the carrot and beet soup we’ve discussed.
Squash and Pumpkins - Looking to spice up your dorm decor and welcome the fall season? Invest in some decorative gourds!