Here's the place for the latest news on our local food suppliers. What's at your market? How is your CSA going? Anyone hear of CSAs with openings? Have you made it out to a farm stand?
It's Friday so Copley is open today.
Strawberries! Atlas Farms had their early season strawberries on Tuesday at the Copley Market. They were pricy but like the ones they had last years they were ripe-to-the-stem and delicious. I believe these are grown in their hoop houses. Their cucumbers and greens have been great.
Strawberry photo here:
Hamilton Orchards had some greenhouse raspberries at Copley.
Spring Brook at Prudential (Thursdays) has had asparagus and fiddlehead ferns. And, Turtle Creek wines are now at the that market.
Fastachi Nuts is at both Copley and The Pru market this year and they will be doing other markets as well with their nuts, mixes and nut butters. At the Pru market you can get his nut butter, when Pigs fly chocolate bread and Cook's Jam for the most incredible sandwich.
On a more serious note, while most of the Tornado coverage has been about homes and businesses in the urban and suburban areas hit, many of the farms that serve the Boston area are out there and some of them suffered damage.
I heard that Old Friends Farm had some damage. Atlas is in that same area but I haven't heard any news about them so far. Marge Cook of Cook's Orchard said they had damage. Kate Stillman said they had some crop damage but the family was fine.
Hail is the enemy of farmers so when you see your farmer friends ask how they are doing. They may have had a very bad week. We could see some supply problems from the storm.
So who's next to fill us in on their locally grown or produced finds.
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