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Farmers' Markets this week

This is opening week for area farmers markets. Today I made it to Copley and was pleased at how many customers where there.

Photos here: http://www.bostonzest.com/2010/05/cop...

We bought Strawberries, lettuce, radishes, cucumbers from Atlas with our CSA share. That plus some GREAT cheese from the new vendor Narragansett Creamery. Ed and I tasted a few of their products and bought a lovely, fresh, fresh, fresh Queso Fresco.

Some bread from Iggy's and we came home happy.

Tomorrow a new market at Cambridge Center in Kendall Square near the MBTA opens. This one will be managed by the same team that does the Prudential Market.

Thursday is opening day for the Prudential Center Market opens and Friday Copley will be open again.

What's open in your neighborhood?

Penny
http://www.bostonzest.com/

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  1. Was at the Copley Farmer's Market today too, dontcha just love farmers market season!? Those strawberries were unreal!

    http://onceuponasmallbostonkitchen.bl...

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    1. re: The_SBK

      I had them with some of the Queso Fresco. Did you taste those cheeses?

      Penny
      http://www.bostonzest.com/

      1. re: BostonZest

        No! I missed the Queso Fresco...how could I do that?! I won't make that mistake twice..

        1. re: BostonZest

          Their Ricotta is just amazing! And their feta...

      2. Lexington's Farmers' Market starts June 1. Can't wait for our Tuesday night shopping to begin! Stillman's meats, Hi-Rise bakery, Taza chocolate, and prepared foods from Flora. Yea!

        http://www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.org/

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        1. re: Eatin in Woostah

          Flora's kimchi is to die for...as are their flatbreads. YUM! Can't wait!

        2. I was at Copley yesterday, too. The greens, including stinging nettles, at Siena Farms, were beautiful, but at $4 for a quarter pound, investment quality!

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          1. re: Madrid

            Not sure if you've ever noticed but those clamshell packages of salad greens sold at most supermarkets are 3.99 for 5 oz., so yes, you get one more ounce in them for the same price Siena charges, but for freshly-hand-cut, locally grown, triple-washed greens, I'll gladly pay any premium. You're right, it is an investment: an investment in local agriculture and your health!

            1. re: porcospino

              very good point, which I can now make to my SO after I buy some Siena greens tomorrow! thank you!

              1. re: Madrid

                They're the best, in my opinion, so you won't be sorry you did! Enjoy them!

          2. We stopped by the Kendall Square Market today. It is right in front of the Cambridge Center along the edge of the sidewalk facing into the building. When Pigs Fly was out of bread when we finally got back to them on Sunday at SoWa so I bought some pear, apricot almond bread today. And, more wonderful organic strawberries and organic asparagus.

            This is right around the corner from the food trucks and that great roof top garden is nearby. I think I may have a Wednesday destination this summer.

            Penny
            http://www.bostonzest.com/

            1. Dang! Brookline farmers market doesn't open for another month (June 17th). Looks like I'll need to start foraging further afield.

              1. Verrill Farm in Concord isn't a farmers market but I bought locally grown spinach, asparagus, arugula, parsnips, micro-greens and rhubarb there yesterday.

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                Verrill Farm
                11 Wheeler Rd, Concord, MA, MA 01742

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                1. re: veggielover

                  I'll try to do better with the subject line next week. It's been too long and I forgot to include the farm stands and CSA's for folks to talk about. Verrill Farm is wonderful and so chow worthy!

                  We covered the new market in Cambridge outside Legal Seafood in Kendall Square and the Prudential Market today. Photos here.
                  http://www.bostonzest.com/2010/05/pru...

                  We had to most incredible asparagus from Warner Farm. It was about the best I've ever tasted. Today at the Pru market Dave Gilson told me the guy from Warner Farm arrived late at the market because he was out in the field picking that asparagus.

                  Penny
                  http://www.bostonzest.com/

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                  Verrill Farm
                  11 Wheeler Rd, Concord, MA, MA 01742

                2. i just went to copley farmers market and got three pints of strawberries from Atlas farm and some beautiful radishes.

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                  1. re: cassoulady

                    This week starts the Boston City Hall (Monday & Wednesday) & South Station / Dewey Square farmeres markets. Here's the list of vendors they sent me in their E-mail:

                    Monday Vendors (City Hall)
                    Baked Orchard *new!
                    Danish Pastry House
                    Freitas Farm
                    Keown Orchards
                    MacArthur Farm
                    Noquochoke Orchards (starting in July)
                    Seta's Mediterranean Foods *new!
                    Stillman's at the Turkey Farm
                    Stillman's Greenhouse & Farmstand
                    Stow Greenhouses
                    When Pigs Fly Bread *new!

                    Tuesday Vendors (Dewey Square)
                    Agripods *new!
                    Baked Orchard
                    Fior D'Italia Pasta and Cheese *new!
                    Keown Orchards
                    Kimball Fruit Farm
                    Lawton's Family Farm *new!
                    Linabella's Gourmet Garlic & Pesto
                    MacArthur Farm
                    Mama Stella's Cape Cod Seasoning *new!
                    Stow Greenhouses
                    SwissBakers *new!
                    When Pigs Fly

                    Wednesday Vendors (City Hall)
                    Danish Pastry House
                    Freitas Farm
                    KEM Designs
                    Keown Orchards
                    MacArthur Farm
                    Noquochoke Orchards (starting in July)
                    Samira's Homemade Food *new!
                    Silverbrook Farm
                    Stillman's at the Turkey Farm
                    Stillman's Greenhouse & Farmstand
                    Stow Greenhouses
                    When Pigs Fly Bread *new!

                    Thursday Vendors (Dewey Square)
                    Baked Orchard
                    The Best Damn Granola (every other Thursday)*new!
                    Burnin' Love Sauces (every other Thursday) *new!
                    Crazy Camel Dessert Hummus *new!
                    Hi-Rise Bread Company
                    Keown Orchards
                    Kimball Fruit Farm
                    MacArthur Farm
                    Q's Nuts *new!
                    Red Fire Farm
                    Seta's Mediterranean Foods *new!
                    Stow Greenhouses
                    SwissBakers *new!
                    When Pigs Fly Bread

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                    Danish Pastry House
                    205 Arlington St, Watertown, MA 02472

                    Hi-Rise Bread Company
                    56 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA

                    When Pigs Fly Breads
                    1378 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

                    City Hall Cafe
                    695 Main St, Fitchburg, MA 01420

                    1. re: southie_chick

                      Lawton's has cheese and meat. When Pigs Fly is fantastic and I love the fava hummus from Samira's homemade. You'll love some of your new vendors.

                      Central Square in Cambridge also opens next week.

                      I'm such a happy shopper and Central Square is really becoming a destination for me.

                      Penny
                      http://www.bostonzest.com/

                      1. re: BostonZest

                        Ooh, can't wait to go to the Central Square one on Monday! I'm also excited about the new Kendall Square one - I'll have to check that out this week!

                        Jennifer
                        http://tinyurbankitchen.com/

                  2. Just went to copley and got radishes, arugula, mesclun, boston lettuce (red which i havent seen before) and strawberries from Atlas.

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                    1. re: cassoulady

                      I got strawberries & red Boston lettuce as well, along with a nice little head of romaine. Also a beautiful thyme plant to round out my big herb pot, and a flat of amazing magenta petunias.

                      Tons of beautiful plants, baked goods & other foodstuffs, and a cut-flower stand which I was very happy to see - Boston farmer's markets have never had much of that! - but I look forward to seeing more veggies & fruits in the next few weeks. At the moment Atlas & Siena are the only stands actually selling produce!

                      1. re: Allstonian

                        Anyone know the opening of the Davis sq. market?

                        1. re: bostboater

                          Davis Square opens tomorrow (Wed May 26th).