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Farmers' Markets week of July 9th

I don't get to the Market until tomorrow but I just saw a market question so I figured I'd start our usual thread for the week and anyone who wants to add a comment from a visit to their market today can hop on here.

I'm hoping for more ground lamb from Stillman's this week and another yummy chicken. I'm going to try my hand at homemade Lamejun-- the Middle Eastern dish that is like a lamb pizza on a pita bread.

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  1. Where did you get the chicken? I've only seen mention of that at the Lexington market, I think.

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    1. re: Allstonian

      Stillman's at Union had some chickens, and they're at lots of markets now.

      1. re: Aromatherapy

        I knew that Stillman's has pork and lamb - I didn't know they had chickens too! That's great to know.

    2. Stillman's did not have any lamb yesterday at the Govt Ctr. Mkt..said hopefully later in the week.

      pork chops on the grill were great last night.

      1. I went to the Central Square market yesterday. They don't have any meat vendors there but the produce was excellent. I found amazing, perfect heads of broccoli for $1.40/pound, and lovely spring onions and cauliflower. One of the stands still had strawberries, and another had an early batch of apricots.

        1. What are the meat prices like?

          And please don't make lamejun on pita bread, that's a travesty!

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          1. re: pamalamb

            I'll have to track down a recipe for the base. Thanks for the tip.

            1. re: pamalamb

              I picked up some pork sausages from Stillmans today at Copley. $8.99/lb, I think. Aidan had lamb sausages, but no chickens today. They have bacon too, gotta try that next...

            2. Copley was really a place of abundance today.

              Stillman's had sweet corn from a neighboring farm. I had an are for lunch and it was tasty-- not August corn but better than anything I've has since last summer.

              Song Vang Yang farm is back with Asian greens (only on Tuesdays.) I bought some baby bok choy, mint and scallions. He also had amaranth, Chinese broccoli, shungiku, pea tendrils, gonzo pea.

              I was able to get both strawberries and blueberries and there were also cherries, currants, apricots and raspberries.

              Stillman's is low on meat. He's amazed at how much meat they're selling. He thought he would have more after the 17th.

              Both Atlas and Stillman's had heritage tomatoes. Sarah at Atlas said they were from the greenhouse. I'll let you know how they taste. We'll have them with our supper tonight.

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              1. re: BostonZest

                Okay, am I losing my mind? I go to the farmers' market at Copley all the time and only found meat there a few times last year when I picked up some bacon and other goodies. Where is Stillmans? Near the corner with all the potted herbs?

                1. re: jules127

                  jules127, they're on the St. James Street side of things, maybe about two or three stands down the row from Dartmouth St. I know where they are, and yet I walk by them every time, wondering "oh, is Stillman's not here today?" I don't know what my problem is, but in my defense, their sign is small. They look like an all-veg stand, but they keep the meat in coolers behind the table -- you have to ask what they've got on hand that day. Probably if you didn't know Stillmans offered meat, you'd never figure it out from visiting their stand because there's only a small laminated sheet with various cuts listed upon it. But persevere! Their kielbasa, spicy lamb sausage, and country-style ribs are excellent!

                  Ps - I'm jealous of whomever it was who got the chickens, I better start trying to get to the markets earlier.

                  1. re: litchick

                    Thanks Litchick!! I went yesterday after work and was able to find them and pick up some pork chops. I will be making regular stops to them now that I know where they are!

                2. re: BostonZest

                  Stillman's had a recent interview on NPR that sparked national attention. Good for them but they are short.
                  http://www.npr.org/templates/story/st...

                  1. re: BostonZest

                    I got some of the heirloom tomatoes from Stillman's yesterday and had a very delicious tomato sandwich for breakfast this morning. Yum!