Monday, July 9, 2012
Local officials and members from the Coalition To Update The Bottle Bill will be on hand with a seven-foot-tall inflatable bottle.
You may notice something a little different at the Newton Farmers' Market tomorrow -- a seven-foot-tall inflatable bottle is scheduled to make an appearance. According to a press release issued by Green Decade Newton and the Coalition to Update the Bottle Bill, members of the Coalition will team up with local elected officials tomorrow at the Cold Spring Park market to call for an immediate vote on the updated "Bottle Bill". The Coalition to Update the Bottle Bill supports an update to the bill that would allow bottle returns on non-carbonated beverages, water, iced tea, juice and sports drinks. The current bill only allows residents to return containers for malt beverages, carbonated soft drinks and mineral water. Mayor Setti Warren has…
Friday, July 6, 2012
The Newton Farmers' Market opened for the season on Tues., July 3 at Cold Spring Park. The markets run July - October on Tuesdays and Friday at Cold Spring Park and Post 440.
The Newton Farmers' Markets run on Tuesdays and Fridays from July - October. The Tuesday markets are held at Cold Spring Park from 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. and the Friday markets are held from noon - 5 p.m. at American Legion Post 440 on California Street. Many familiar faces will be back again this year including Wally's Wicked Good Ice Cream, Kimball Fruit Farm, Old Friends Farm, the Newton Community Farm and Crystal Brook Farm. New vendors include Turtle Creek Wine, Nella Pasta and Laurelwood Farms.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Throughout the summer and early fall, I will be spotlighting various merchants who set up at the Tuesday Cold Springs Farmers' Market and sharing recipes featuring their produce and products.
Merchant: Wally’s Vegetables, Haverhill MA What they sell: Squash, tomatoes, scallions, herbs, potatoes, berries, broccoli, radishes, beets, greens and lettuces, fresh eggs. Coming soon: blueberries, corn, carrots, onions, blackberries What they say: “ We’ve been here since the first Newton Farmers’ Market 31 years ago, in this same spot. We like the tradition and seeing the same faces year after year. It’s great to interact with the same people.” – Stephen Lesicvka and Brogan O’Connor Merchant: Crystal Brook Farm, Sterling MA What they sell: Goat milk soap; a variety of flavored goat cheese logs (including lemon/lavender, chive, garlic/basil, cranberry/orange and sundried tomato/basil); tubs of marinated goat cheese (Mediterranean herb…
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
The Cold Spring Park summer farmers' market opened for the season yesterday and will run every Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
It's officially summer in Newton when the produce stands line up at Cold Spring Park. Yesterday was the first day for the Tuesday summer farmers' market, which runs from 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. at Cold Spring. Market Manager Judy Dore said the Tuesday market is welcoming a new farmer and baker as well as knife sharpening by On the Edge sharpening. The sharpening will be available at the July 12 market from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Dore recommends asking about appointments. A Friday summer market is also held at the American Legion Post 440 on California Street in Nonantum. The Friday market, which runs from noon - 5 p.m., will feature craft vendors this year. This year was also the first year for Newton's spring farmers' market, which was …