Local Gem: SOWA Open Market


The South End neighborhood of Boston is one of my favorite areas throughout the city.  Quaint cobblestone streets are lined with trees and drool-worthy brownstone buildings, a facade for which Boston can easily be recognized by outsiders.  The South End has had increased exposure in the past few years, becoming one of the main go-to areas for some of the best restaurants the city has to offer!

The JUGs plan to head to the South End area for our field trip to

Bully Boy Distillery

in the near future, but I wanted to feature another draw to the neighborhood, the SOWA Market.  This year marks the 10th year of the Boston-original outdoor market.  SOWA got its name from its location, south of Washington Street.  Running every Sunday from May to October, the market brings a new definition to Sunday Funday!  You can fuel up at one of the many

food trucks

before shopping from local artisans, farmers, and


items.  This event is a seamless way to buy local and support budding designers!

Last year, I picked up a vintage map of my Boston neighborhood, something I plan to keep forever.  Who knows the kind of gems you may find!?  You'll only know if you check it out!  If you have been, feel free to comment with your favorite SOWA experience!

- Meredith