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SoWa Beauty Guide

Beauty and Skin Care at the Market:

Looking for a new skincare routine? Want natural products made locally? This week we give our top beauty recommendations from the experts themselves– Birchstone Apothecary and Fresh Pickins! You can find both vendors at the market June 10-October 28!

Don't forget that on June 3rd you can sign up with Mayur Naturals to create your own salt scrub! 

We believe this is the healthiest and most sustainable option out there.

Birchstone Apothecary ends your search for a dream beauty routine!  All the products are made with local and edible ingredients. The non-toxic, all natural products are meant to provide you with the healthiest and most sustainable beauty routine to fit your needs. Above are our top recommendations that you can find at the market! We added a few favorites to prepare you for your summer skin as well as some year-round products that will be your next go-to beauty staple.


The OCEAN collection combines nutrient rich ingredients from land and sea to help you create your own magic.
Our FARM collection is a result of these lessons and inspirations. Thank you Mother Nature :)
Our MOUNTAIN products are formulated to protect us from the elements, ground us in the moment and soothe us when things don’t go to plan!
The FOREST collection ventures into the deep unknown to capture the smells, purity and wisdom of this enchanting environment.


Fresh Pickins prides themselves on their deep connections with the ocean, forest, mountains, and farming. It’s that same connection that inspired their products. Fresh Pickins plants, cultivates and harvests their own ingredients allowing the creation of  unique products with special energy.

Their passion for adventure and nature have created a collection of products that offers something for every kind of person. With four different collections all inspired by different aspects of nature, there is a product to fit every aspect of your lifestyle.  Take a look at their distinct products in the photos above. 




SoWa Vendor Spotlight: We Grow Microgreens

The SoWa Farmers market, located at 500 Harrison Ave, is more than just a market, it's a place where local farmers and specialty food makers come together to feed Boston.  And goodness, we're a hungry city!

We Grow Microgreens LLC has become a staple here at SoWa, for it's sustainable growing practices and local notoriety out of their Roslindale greenhouse.  Lisa Evans and Tim Smith are more than just urban growers, they're cultivating the perfect urban crop. 

We Grow Microgreens is changing the way we eat by providing the South End with delicious and highly nutritious microgreens.  What is a microgreen you ask?  As the fine writers at EdibleBoston.com describe them, "they're ubiquitous and cute", "adorable" and becoming a "favorite embellishment for many chefs" including you at home.  Think tiny sprigs of arugula, pea shoots, basil and other garnishes that simply tie the plate together and you've got microgreens.  According to Smith, microgreens were all the rage in the 1960s and '70s, when people simply threw some seeds in a mason jar, add water and voila!  The seeds would sprout, making the perfect garnish for sandwiches, salads and texture to meals.  That trend is back and better than ever.

Not only are they "adorable" but these delicious morsels are insanely high in nutrients.  Just check out the vast list of health benefits from noshing down on these greens.  Just ask Evans who says "once you've gone micro, there's no going back".

Shop daily for our Microgreens
The Harvest Coop
3815 Washington St.
Jamaica Plain, MA
Open 7am-10pm daily

Bacon Street Farm
100 Bacon St.
Natick, MA 01760
Open 7am-9pm daily

Fruit Center
10 Bassett St.
Milton, MA 02186
Mon- Sat 8:00 am- 8:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am- 7:00 pm

Volante Farms (In June)
292 Forest St.
Needham, MA
Open Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat and Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Find them online and on facebook!

When they're here: July 10, July 17, & August 21.