Fresh Vegetables in Attleboro, Ma/Pawtucket, RI area
As the Spring is upon us, I was wondering if anyone knew of a good place to get fresh fruits and vegetables in the Attleboro, Ma/Pawtucket, RI area. Along the same lines, are there any recommended butcher or fish shops as well? I used to live in an area where there was a fresh vegtable market and butcher shop nearby and so I have become spoiled and have a preference for these kind of places as opposed to grocery stores. Thank you!
Be warned that this time of year brings a lull in local produce. I was at the farmer's market in Pawtucket today (smaller than the Saturday one) and it was winter storage items plus a few (much appreciated) greens like lettuce and chard. That will change soon though... can't wait for asparagus!
the Sat.market has more'n that--there's plenty of radishes these days, and some Jerusalem artichokes are in as well. A fair bit of hothouse cucumbers & such too these days, and other stuff should start to trickle in as things warm up.
I should also mention that there are a couple seafood people who come to the Sat market since the OP was looking for a fishmarket--there's one RI vendor with littlenecks, mussels and occasionally cod, another CT vendor with great Bomster scallops and recently there's been a guy selling slipper shell limpets. (He also had oysters over the winter). There's also Maine shrimp & squid people who turn up once in awhile.
I'm in this area, + the Pawtucket Farmer's market Science Chick notes is def. the best bet. There's also a Sunday farmer's market in North Attleboro: http://is.gd/Yd37TW I haven't been to this during the winter, but there were some good vendors there last summer.
The best butcher in this area is Armando & Sons in Pawtucket http://is.gd/RFahro Nothing's very free range or anything, but the selection is fantastic & they have lots of organ meats and the like as well as multiple kinds of latino blood sausage.