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MIT student blogger Bryan O. '07

hey hey HAYMARKET by Bryan

slicing and dicing all over the place.

During the warmer months, every Friday and Saturday, Haymarket, a farmer’s market near the Government Center T-Stop comes to life. Saturday, my friend Diana and I thought we’d take a little trip out to Haymarket to see what kind of deals we could find.

Trekking down the Infinite, before we made it to the Kendall T Station, we saw these lime green posters advertising auditions for a show on WGBH, so we decided to follow the posters to a room on the second floor of Building Four where they were casting for a new show for high school kids. We were too old :-(

In the stairwell of Building 4, an intrigued Diana looks at the sign advertising the auditions.

We continued along to the T Station and soon arrived at Haymarket.

The outdoor market was packed with locals, college students, and tourists. Our original mission was to buy enough fruit to make fruit salad for a week for Diana, Rebecca (Diana’s roommate), and myself. After browsing the entire market for the best looking fruit and prices and also getting snapped at by a vendor for analyzing the fruit too much, we began to shop and $14 later, we had enough fruit for all of us.

Select photos from the day:


I just had to take a picture of this sign.


Haymarket also has some fish shops, so Diana thought it’d be a good idea to buy some fresh fish and cook it for dinner. A few minutes later, we were on our way back to my place with our newly purchased red snapper and several pounds of fruit.

We decided to work on the fruit salad first. I can’t say that I’ve sliced and diced much fruit in my past especially pineapples, so of course, I used my trusty sidekick Google to get me through it.

My Googling pays off.

Here Diana takes on the Honeydew Melon.

Diana with our fresh fruit salad.

After we washed, sliced, and diced our fruit, we tossed it all together, separated it all into 15 Ziploc bags and began on cooking dinner. The menu for the evening was baked red snapper, rice pilaf, and steamed brocolli with ice cream for dessert.


Total preparation took less than 20 minutes, but we enjoyed our meal for hours later.

PS. Points to who can get the pop culture reference in the title.
PPS. CONTEST coming soon!

10 responses to “hey hey HAYMARKET”

  1. Annie says:

    Would that be a reference to Krusty?

    Then again, it’s propably a deeper reference that little French me do not get…

  2. madmatt says:

    I think you need a picture of the famous “Live Poultry Fresh Killed” sign on Cambridge Street to go with your Goat photo…

  3. aaron says:

    so THAT’s how u cut a pineapple!

  4. Bryan says:

    twisting the crown off is the best part.

  5. Mitra says:

    I can think of two songs — “Mrs. Robinson” by Simon & Garfunkel, or “Kiss Him Goodbye” by Steam. Am I close?

  6. Bryan says:

    so apparently there are several pop culture references that include “hey hey hey”

    the one i was thinking of way fat albert (“hey, hey, hey, it’s fat albert”), but everyone else was also on target with what they suggested as well.

    here is one last reference, let me know of you can think of any more.

    britney spears and madonna – “me against the music”

  7. Diana says:

    Mmmmmm….we are good cooks. When’s shark night???

  8. There’s a Japanese pop show I often download called Hey Hey Hey, showcasing singers, but I doubt that’s what you’re referring to.

  9. Annie says:

    It truly is funny to see how some things are translated. I used to watch Fat Albert in French when I was young. “Hey, hey, hey, it’s fat Albert” becomes “T’as l’bonjour d’Albert, oh, oh, oh”. Aaah. Joices of childhood.