The Piedmont Farmers Market is a dream come true for all those who love fresh produce and heaps of varieties to choose from. Set up in 1984 so that farmers could get a fair price without the middlemen eating into their profits, this benefited buyers too who could now buy at affordable prices unlike those at retail shops. Open 365 days a year, a visit to this traditional market is an experience in itself that can't be missed.
One of 209 stores, this is a tribute to the feet. Those with a shoe fetish may well drop in and struggle to get out—there is so much to choose from! Stilettos, flats, wedges, sandals, straps, sport shoes, formal pumps…the list is endless. Add to that a gamut of colors, materials, designs and sizes, and you have a veritable treasure-house on your hands. Men are not ignored either: the unique collection of boots is quite an attraction in itself. A few bags and some bling thrown in provide a break from the onslaught of footgear, though they fail to steal the show. Veteran shoe-shoppers might find their way about with ease; others had better bring a friend along to maintain a hold on those purse strings!!
The Ultra Running Company is highly recommended for runners of every level. On their shelves are specialized shoes from a wide range of renowned sporting brands that ensure there is a shoe to fit every foot. The staff are knowledgeable and very frienldy and are sure to help you find a pair that's just right.
Black Sheep is more than just a skateboard shop. It stocks all the latest products the skateboard industry has to offer, and come the South End's monthly Gallery Crawl, the store becomes a pillar of the art community as well. Custom designed clothing and footwear are always available, and the walls are usually lined with paintings or photography produced by local artists. See website for special event announcements.