At a winter farmers’ market, you can buy root vegetables, halibut, and more
Until recent years, there were essentially no winter markets in this area. Last January, the weekly Somerville Winter Farmers’ Market opened every Saturday from November to May at the Somerville armory. Similar markets started in 2010 in Natick and Wayland. All were successful, and are back this year. Last Saturday, a new market opened at the Cambridge Community Center and nearly 850 local residents showed up. Perhaps even more than in summer, these weekly markets are a social gathering for eaters of every stripe, from food-snob to value shopper.