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Farmers' Markets this week

BostonZest May 18, 2010 02:25 PM

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/copley-farmers-market-opened-today.html#tp

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/

  1. cassoulady May 25, 2010 10:07 AM

    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
      Allstonian May 25, 2010 11:17 AM

      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
        b
        bostboater May 25, 2010 01:35 PM

        Anyone know the opening of the Davis sq. market?

        1. re: bostboater
          greenzebra May 25, 2010 02:27 PM

          Davis Square opens tomorrow (Wed May 26th).

    2. cassoulady May 21, 2010 09:18 AM

      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
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        southie_chick May 22, 2010 12:56 PM

        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
          BostonZest May 22, 2010 06:59 PM

          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
            jgleeche May 22, 2010 09:30 PM

            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. v
        veggielover May 20, 2010 10:52 AM

        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
          BostonZest May 20, 2010 11:41 AM

          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/prudential-cambridge-center-farmers-markets-.html#tp

          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. BobB May 20, 2010 08:50 AM

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

          1. BostonZest May 19, 2010 01:57 PM

            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. m
              Madrid May 19, 2010 06:14 AM

              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
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                porcospino May 24, 2010 06:23 AM

                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
                  m
                  Madrid May 24, 2010 12:36 PM

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

                  1. re: Madrid
                    p
                    porcospino May 24, 2010 01:40 PM

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

              2. Eatin in Woostah May 18, 2010 05:59 PM

                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
                  poptart May 24, 2010 01:23 PM

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

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                  The_SBK May 18, 2010 05:53 PM

                  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
                    BostonZest May 18, 2010 06:52 PM

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

                    Penny
                    http://www.bostonzest.com/

                    1. re: BostonZest
                      t
                      The_SBK May 19, 2010 03:33 PM

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

                      1. re: BostonZest
                        galleygirl May 20, 2010 10:49 AM

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

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