Cambridge has eight farmers markets: seven for the days of the week, all neatly arranged and color-coded on a pretty flier; and one more that just won’t play by the rules.
The Central Square Wednesday (or “C2W”) Market, Cambridge’s upstart farmers market, was founded by JJ Gonson (best known as the head of the Somerville-based “farm-to-table meal share” service Cuisine en Locale) this past winter as an off-season haven for Cambridge locavores in the former Blockbuster Video space at 541 Mass Ave. When spring arrived, the market left its indoor home and relocated to University Park Common (23 Sidney St.), the park at the south end of Central Square right around the corner from the Asgard.
The Market now runs every Wednesday from noon til 6 p.m. and features produce from Dartmouth’s North Star Farm and local food distributor Farmers to You as well as meat, poultry and eggs from Stillman’s in Hardwick. Cuisine en Locale has a booth where they sell weekly shares of their famous locally-sourced food along with a few local ingredients that they use in the kitchen. C2W is also the only place in the Cambridge/Somerville area where imbibers can find the wares of Shrewsbury-based vineyard Zoll Cellars.
The C2W market may be small, but so are most underdogs. And here in Cambridge, we love our underdogs. If you find yourself in Central Square some Wednesday afternoon, be sure to stop on by and say hello.