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Feb 7, 2014 06:49 PM

Best direct from farm artisan bacon and/or sausage in S.E.Mass?

As the title suggests, I'm looking for something local, something preferably organic, and something outstanding. Recently purchased some farm made Italian sausage made from heritage pork at a local organic farm in Barnstable on the Cape and it was outstanding. Pricey for sure, but so much more rich in flavor than even the better store made sausages I pick up in Boston and Providence. So, any tips for alternative sources, Hounds? Love to find some specialty bacon also.

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    1. Your best bet is probably to find a winter farmer's market with local meat products.

      Good luck!

        1. I agree with Rick V. that farmers’ markets may be your best option.

          An old mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island called Hope Artiste Village houses the Winters’ Farmers Market every Saturday until the beginning of May. One of the vendors, PV Farm Stand, offers a variety of meat products, including delicious boar. They have sausage and bacon in their product line but to assure they have what you want it may be best to request by e-mail for pick up at the Farmers’ Market. Farmer Frank is very accommodating.

          I think this market is the biggest winter one in New England. I get my coffee (New Harvest Coffee roastery, in another section of the mill, is open to the public and worth a visit), cheese (Narragansett Creamery), bread (Seven Stars, Olga’s), honey, apples, chicken (Pat’s Pastured), the above mentioned boar (PV Farm Stand), root vegetables, eggs, nuts (Virginia and Spanish Peanut Company) to mention just a few.

          I always have a cup of coffee, freshly baked pastry or lunch: African stew, Caribbean dishes, all-natural hot dogs, and on and on.

          The mill is a beautiful cavernous venue. All in all, quite a good time on a Saturday morning.

          1. My go to is Chez Pascal's Wurst Kitchen on Hope Street.