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Farmers' Markets, Farm Stands, CSAs etc. Week of May 30th

BostonZest May 30, 2010 04:29 AM

The farmers won't be in the South End today because the SoWa Market is not open on holiday weekends.

We did stop by the Charles Square Market in Cambridge last Sunday. They had one veggie farm, High Rise Bakery and Stillman's Meat.

The market in Adams Park in Roslindale Village will open on Saturday. (10-2) I love that one because you can make a day of it exploring all the great food places in the village.

What's opening in your neighborhood this week?


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    tall sarah May 30, 2010 06:16 AM

    Drumlin Farm CSA begins on Wednesday & I can hardly wait. I'll get an email from the farmer to know what's in store... I look forward to cooking with some local produce (and hopefully, their amazing eggs, too).

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      Parsnipity May 31, 2010 06:54 PM

      Davis Square Farmers' market opens Wed!

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      1. re: Parsnipity
        BostonZest May 31, 2010 07:38 PM

        I have never been to Davis. Any great bakeries?


        1. re: BostonZest
          greenzebra Jun 1, 2010 04:06 AM

          Davis Square opened last Wednesday. Hi-Rise is there, and one other bakery (I think Breadsong?). I'm a fan of Hi-Rise, haven't tried Breadsong much.

      2. BostonZest Jun 1, 2010 09:46 AM

        Copley today- Bought raspberries from Hamilton Orchards.

        For the grillers out there she is also selling bags of applewood chips for grilling.

        Strawberries are all around the market, lots of greens, Atlas had greenhouse tomatoes and I think I saw some elsewhere.


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          smtucker Jun 5, 2010 08:51 AM

          Union Square Market, June 5th

          Today was the opening of the Union Square market and at 10am, the market was quite busy. Lots of herbs to be planted, being offered by the local garden group, the herb guy and Drumlin farm.

          Was disappointed that Iggy's bread has replaced B&R. Also missing in action, the goat cheese lady and the nice family from Bolton. Delighted that Hutchins farm has been added as a new vendor. Their lettuce is always really fantastic.

          Stillmans was doing a huge cut flower business, offering some really unusual groupings that were beautiful.

          The rest of the market vendors were returnees.

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          1. re: smtucker
            blink617 Jun 5, 2010 09:50 AM

            There was someone selling cheese, but I think it was mozzarella. Parker Farms had great-looking greens, I bought mustard greens and spinach. Kimball Farms had good lettuce, strawberries and cherries.

            Some of the Union Square vendors don't show up until a few weeks into the season.

            Kimball Farm
            400 Littleton Rd, Westford, MA 01886

            1. re: blink617
              smtucker Jun 5, 2010 09:54 AM

              Yes, the Mozzarella person was back and shares a table with Taza chocolate. The table had moved, but the arrangement was the same.

              The market manager did confirm that B&R will not be returning. Will have to follow them to another market. Loved their selection and the fact that they would cut large loaves in half so I could try some of the large and rustic loaves.

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                BostonZest Jun 5, 2010 10:23 AM

                Some B & R breads are available at Formaggio, Savenors and Salumeria Italiana. I'm overdue to write a piece about them so I'll give them a call and find out if they are doing any other markets.


                Salumeria Italiana
                151 Richmond St, Boston, MA 02109

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