Farmer’s Market season has begun. Grab your tote bags, your veggie cash allotment, a little curiosity, and lots of questions for the farmers! Once again I offer this handy guide for printing out, slipping in your purse or sticking to the fridge. If you go to many of these markets, but one or two have been left off, do let me know! I may do a revision later in June. You can see absolutely every market in and around Boston right here.
Atlas Farm had pints of organic strawberries, stacked on shelves like the new bestselling novel, for $4.50 each.
The Siena Farm stand had bags of every green the fields could possibly muster right now–bok choy, young garlic, fava bean greens. And a basket strewn with oyster mushrooms, gold and brown. I picked a bag bursting with “braising greens” a mix to be tossed in a pan with olive oil and garlic. That, I can do.
Hamilton Orchards was back with their stacks of cider doughnuts, unbelievably fresh and cinnamon scented. There is no season (especially a rainy early summer) that doesn’t ask for an cider doughnuts.
L.A. Burdicks, (on the way to Copley Square, of course) has their serving license at last and is serving iced chocolates, but I couldn’t resist a tiny cup of dark hot chocolate to cheer their new location.
True story: it all came out with Oxyclean.