Classes, Events, & Tours

2017 Events

Union Square Farmers Market + Special Events

Through our Culinary Entrepreneurship program, the Somerville Arts Council/Nibble helps promote the culinary careers of a team of talented cooks — hailing from countries including: Mexico, Bolivia, Ethiopia and the Dominican Republic, to name a few. Find our Nibble entrepreneurs at the  Union Square Main Streets Farmers Market on the following 2017 dates: July 22, August 5, August 19, Sept. 2, Sept. 16, Sept. 30 and Oct. 14.

Our Nibble entrepreneurs will also be vending at a variety of festivals over the summer and fall. For starters, mark your calendar for the Ignite Street Food and Fire Festival

Ignite Street Food and Fire Festival, Sat., August 19, 6-10pm, 2017, Union Square Plaza, Somerville


Nibble Cooking Classes

We expect to add cooking classes in the fall of 2017!

Check out our past great classes: Nibble Cooking Classes Archive 

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Take a tour of Union Square markets!

Union Square’s numerous markets offer a wealth of culinary delights. These small markets are not only ethnically diverse – ranging from Brazilian to Bengali – they serve a surprisingly broad clientele, as well. You can visit the shops on your own (see the Markets section or pick up a brochure at City Hall or a Union Square shop) or take a group tour; either way you’ll discover the delicious diversity of Union Square! Each group tour visits three markets. Tours are free but we encourage you to buy a few things during the tour!

Upcoming 2017 market tours:

Thursday, July 20th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Kewpie Mayo! The best beef for Brazilian BBQ! Djon djon mushrooms! Take this free tour of Union Square’s international markets and learn where to find all these great products and more. We’ll visit: Reliable Market, Mineirao, and La Internacional. The tour is free but we certainly encourage you to buy things along the way! Whoever answers the final quiz question wins a Nibble tote bag.

To sign up for this free tour and find out where to meet: email Rachel Strutt: RStrutt (at)


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 Download the brochure: 

English Version

Spanish Version

Portuguese Version



Market Tours in the News


Union Square market tours were featured in Scout Magazine! 

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International Market Tour Presentation on Prezi

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