I used to go the the farmers market all the time early on a Saturday - like 7:30 when it was in the parking lot across from the Ferry Plaza and then years later when it moved down to across from America One's pier. Frankly, I find the whole experience incredibly intense, commercialized and TOURISTIC now and haven't gone in quite a long time. I miss the pepper lady and talking to Mrs.Hoffman. It's just too busy at 10:00 am for the vendors to tell you their little secrets, recipes and such.
Anyway, was wondering if anyone has gone very early and if it is crazy packed all the time no matter what time you go. I wish some of the other farmers markets had more organic produce because I'd rather not deal with the Faneuil Hallishness of it all.