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Jul 13, 2011 10:42 AM

Looking for south shore alternative to Russo's for good produce?

Been shopping at Russo's in Watertown for years, and love it. these days, I don't get up that way as often as I used to, and its almost $8 in gas for me to make a special trip there and back.

I'm seeking alternatives closer to the intersection of 128 and rt 24.

I know about Lamberts in Dorchester, Brockton and Norwood and Wards Berry Farm in Sharon (pricy)

Any thoughts? Farmers markets?


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  1. The Fruit Center in both Milton and Hingham are without a doubt the best you will find on the South Shore. The produce is superior to Whole Foods and the the selection of groceries is at least as good. They are also very good about bringing in items at the customer's request.

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    1. re: Pomegranate Martini

      I will check them out ASAP! Many Thanks...

    2. In New Bedford there's Sid Wainer. Never been, but have heard good things.

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      1. re: nsenada

        Thanks for the reply.

        Sid Wainer is a first class restaurant supply house.

        Their retail store however, is GROSSLY overpriced.

      2. I like the Fruit Center in Milton, and there is a farmers market in Quincy on Fridays.

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        1. re: Pegmeister

          I like the Fruit Center as well. As much as I love Fresh Market in Hingham, I find that one of their relatively weak areas is their produce. It's ok, but not nearly as good as the Fruit Center, IMO.

          Also, there's a farmers market in Braintree on Saturdays.

        2. Here's a third for Milton Marketplace. and a second for the Quincy and Braintree Farmers markets. milton has it's own farmers market (thurs) as does dedham (WED).

          I don't have a link, but if you google farmers markets in MA you will get a wealth of info-they are all over the place--you may have known that, though.

          If you need a good supermarket reference-the Hannaford in Quincy has good produce--and Springer Mountain chickens (certified humane).

          1. Fourth me for the Fruit Center, though it's not really in Russo's class. Still it has great produce and it's cheap.

            I like the Quincy farmer's market, too. Small but good stuff.