Friday, November 23, 2012
For the first time, Newton has a winter farmers' market where you can buy produce, fish, popsicles, maple products and kettlecorn - among many other items. Merchants new to the market talk about why they are excited about the new winter option in Newton.
Newton is one of only a handful of Eastern Massachusetts communities that has a winter farmers’ market, allowing us to get locally sourced produce and foodstuffs in a fashion usually reserved for the warmer months. This week, Newton in the Kitchen will introduce you to the merchants who are new to the Newton Farmers’ Market. It is worthwhile to note that these vendors comprise only about half of the total number of merchants who are selling their wares at the Hyde Community Center every Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. from now until mid-June. Merchant: A Summer Place Farm (Rehoboth, MA) Years in business: Seven What they sell: A wide variety of vegetables including squash, root vegetables and greens; fresh eggs; herbs. What they say…
Friday, March 30, 2012
The Well Fed Dog's John Edwards talks about how his own dog's allergy led to his following his passion for making healthy dog food
There’s no question that Newtonites like good food. Whether it’s a satisfying meal at a wonderful restaurant or delicious home-cooked fare, the residents of our city place a premium on tasty comestibles. But our quest for healthy food isn't limited to ourselves; we also want our pets to eat well. That is where John Edwards, owner of The Well Fed Dog, comes in. “I don’t know that I could have started this in any other town,” Edwards says. “The community is so supportive of small businesses and really supportive of their dogs. This [Edwards’ products] is something that takes some education, and Newton is very open to that.” Edwards grew up in rural northern Michigan. He graduated in 1998 with a BA in History from Alma College and earned an …
Monday, August 8, 2011
Forget about Shaw's and Trader Joe's this summer and buy your produce at the Newton Farmers' Markets!
My family loves farmers' markets and we're so lucky to have two fantastic ones in Newton. Supporting farmers' markets is an important thing for any eco-minded person. Here are 10 reasons why the Newton Farmers' Markets are particularly great: Enjoy the Newton Farmers' Markets for the rest of the summer and through early fall. Friday Farmers' Market: American Legion Post 440 Parking Lot, 295 California St. 12:00PM - 5:00PM Tuesday Farmers' Market: Cold Spring Park, 1200 Beacon St. 1:30PM – 6:00PM
Monday, May 30, 2011
Newton is lucky to have wonderful farmers' markets. Here are some tips to help you have the best farmers' market experience!
It’s finally beginning to feel like spring, and with the warmer weather comes one of my favorite things: Farmers’ Markets! Usually in Newton, we need to wait until July, but this year Newton has started a spring farmers’ market, which began on Tuesday, May 24. The environmental benefits of supporting a local farmers’ market are numerous. The produce is generally locally grown and the other foods sold there are also often locally sourced. Some of the produce you’ll find uses less, if any, pesticides than the produce sold at grocery stores. It also helps you support local farms and the community. Aside from all of the green benefits of farmers’ markets, it’s also fun and you can get high quality produce while saving money! Here are some …