Yesterday, we drove to the Brookline Winter Farmers Market located in the Arcade building (318 Harvard Street).
It’s a small, but effective market. A little bit of everything you need. The vendors I noticed were two veggie farms, a hydroponic farm, a meat farm, a seafood vendor, plus bread, cupcakes and popovers.
The reason we went in the first place, was to meet Liz from Four Star Farms to purchase their fresh-ground wheat and barley flours. I haven’t used the flour yet, but I’m really happy that I found a local grain grower! It’s not something that a lot of farms grown in the New England area.
The farm grows wheat, triticale, spelt, barley, buckwheat, and corn, and they sell as both whole and flour. I can envision white food buckets in our workroom filled with whole grains, ready to be freshly ground in my soon-to-come grain mill.
- So, I purchased 5lb wheat and 2lb barley flours from Four Star Farms
- Sweet Italian pork sausage from Stillman’s Farm
- Beets, potatoes, and swiss chard from Silverbrook Farm (same farm participating at Winchester Winter Market)
It was kind of a pain to drive from our area, but if we lived closer, I would absolutely go all the time. There is a public parking lot in back of the Arcade building with free Sunday parking (normally metered) and there is a Trader Joe’s within walking distance, among other shops.
Life is good!