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pasta Jul 7, 2009 12:06 PM

Lobsters will now be available at the market. Its a lobsterman from Hull and his wife is manning the booth. I think they were $6.95 /lb for chix and she was also selling cooked lobster meat by the quarter pound.

There is also a lobsterman in Houghs Neck selling directly from his boat on Fridays and Saturdays.

  1. C. Hamster Jul 14, 2009 08:22 AM

    What time does it start?

    My mom is visiting me from Chicago and insists that one must arrive at a farmer's market by 7 am or "all the good stuff will be gone."

    I told her that at 7am all she'd find was an empty parking lot. Am I right?

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      pasta Jul 14, 2009 08:51 AM

      yes ! It's 11:30 -5:30

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        Pegmeister Jul 14, 2009 08:52 AM

        You are correct. The market starts at 11:30. I went last Friday, and it was pretty much as I expected. With all the rain, crops are slow coming in. There were some nice looking berries, arugala and kale, but I went for the summer squash and tomatos. The tomatos were really small, but tasty. I've always had my own garden but didn't get to it this year with the weather so I'm a little spoiled. I also bought some eggs which I'm really happy with ,except I thought the price was a little high at $4 a dozen. All in all I would go back and I assume we'll start to seem some peppers etc.

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          C. Hamster Jul 14, 2009 09:19 AM

          Thanks. More evidence that the midwest is in a parallel universe. JK.

          I am growing kale, lettuce, arugula and squash in my own garden. My cherry tomatos are just getting ripe.And just bought eggs yesterday.

          But I'm sure they will have some other interesting stuff.

          Like ginger cookies!

          1. re: C. Hamster
            typhoonfish Jul 16, 2009 03:32 AM

            I've been seeing the local lobstermen selling lobsters around town (Quincy) out of the back of their pickup trucks. I'm wondering in the day of crazy sanitation standards if this is entirely legal? Can anyone with access to oysters or clams or fish show up to a farmers market and sell them out of the back of a car. I would think there is tremendous liability in doing so.

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              Pegmeister Jul 16, 2009 05:17 AM

              Not that I can pretend to know the answer, but is it possible that the license to pull traps covers the sale of their catch to the consumer? In Quincy, it is common practice to see the lobstermen pedal their catch to local restaurants.

              1. re: Pegmeister
                typhoonfish Jul 16, 2009 05:26 AM

                There have been huge busts in the northeast for local fisherman selling tuna to restaurants.

                huge fines.

                http://www.seacoastonline.com/article...

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                  Pegmeister Jul 16, 2009 05:31 AM

                  Wow, I had never given it any thought. This practice has gone on for years.

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        keencook1 Jul 9, 2009 05:52 AM

        The lobster guy is also at the Hingham Farmer's Market on Saturday morning, along with another lobster vendor. No such thing as too much of a good thing! Lobster, that is.

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          mwk Jul 8, 2009 08:06 AM

          I saw the lobster man there, that's a nice addition to the market. We also had a delicious gingerbread cookie from Ginger Betty's bakery.

          The guy in Houghs Neck is the November Gale, and he will be there on Fridays and Saturdays from now until the end of August. His website has more information, including his current market price, which is $6.99/lb for any size.

          http://www.november-gale.com

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            Pegmeister Jul 8, 2009 08:53 AM

            Love, love, love Ginger Betty's. Did you have that thick soft chewy ginger cookie that they drizzle with chocolate?

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              mwk Jul 8, 2009 09:55 AM

              Peg,

              No, it was a regular gingerbread woman, with a lovey iced gingham dress :) Very tasty though, even without the chocolate.

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                pasta Jul 8, 2009 10:02 AM

                I notice dthey were also selling pizza.......have you tried it?

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                  Pegmeister Jul 8, 2009 10:07 AM

                  You absolutely have to make a stop at Ginger Betty's for the other ones. I'm not a sweet eater, but OMG are those cookies good.

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                    mwk Jul 8, 2009 10:10 AM

                    I'll keep it in mind. It's not in a section of Quincy where I usually find myself, but maybe I'll make a special trip.

                    I've been on a Babycakes rush lately, and my waistline and tolerance for a sugar high, haven't given me much opportunity to try other places :)

            2. C. Hamster Jul 7, 2009 12:40 PM

              I'm sorry if I asked this before ...

              But where is this market?

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                kobuta Jul 8, 2009 05:15 PM

                At the public parking lot across from the Courthouse. They actually have website that lists the vendors who sell there too: http://quincyfarmersmarket.com/defaul...

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                  Pegmeister Jul 9, 2009 04:42 AM

                  Thanks for the website info. I have tomorrow off so I know where I'm headed. I'm especially interested in some nice fresh eggs.

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                Pegmeister Jul 7, 2009 12:13 PM

                Is the farmers market still held on Fridays? With this weather I'm wondering what's available.

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                  SeaSide Tomato Jul 7, 2009 12:44 PM

                  Yes--it's rain or shine. Same line up as last year--Serving Ourselves, Stillman's, Freaitas, Ohan Farms [great eggs!], Golden Rule organic honey, etc.

                  The lady who sells goat cheese is not there, but I believe that Anneli, the market manager, is selling it for them.

                  BTW, I was at the market in City Hall plaza yesterday ansd was delighted to see that our market stacked up wuuite well to that!

                  And to C. Hamster below, the market is in the parking lot across from the courthouse--the big lot for the Fours, Bad Abbotts, etc.

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                    C. Hamster Jul 7, 2009 12:52 PM

                    TNX. I, ah, have frequented those establishments so know exactly where it is.

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                    pasta Jul 7, 2009 01:03 PM

                    I was surprised at what Stillmans had, despite the weather : several varities of lettuce, radishes, fennel, zuchinni, green beans, kale, raspberries and the last of the strawberries.

                    This will now be a pick up location for meat CSA members

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                      MaggieCat Jul 14, 2009 02:12 PM

                      Which CSA is it that serves this farmer's market?

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                        Pegmeister Jul 15, 2009 05:26 AM

                        Stillman Farms

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