I finally made it to the winter farmers market at Mahoney’s Garden Center in Winchester today. It was awesome; I was very happy I ventured out in the cold!
There were 3 farms, selling lots of vegetables!
Per usual, I initially walked around the floor, checking out the offerings, and I decided to buy a little bit from each of them.
Oakdale Farm had a great selection of root veggies: carrots, beets, onions, potatoes, and sweet potatoes, along with radishes, kale and small bags of greens. Plus I was surprised to see broccoli and brussels sprouts.
Springbrook Farm had small bags of mixed greens and spinach.
Silverbrook Farm offered parsnips, carrots (massive!), beets, potatoes, sweet potatoes, celeriac, turnips, kale, swiss chard, along with mixed greens and cute micro greens.
I was really surprised and so happy that there really was a lot to choose from, plus prices were not outrageous for most of it. The root veggies were $1.50-$2 per pound. Oakdale farm was selling the broccoli, kale and radishes for $3 per bunch.
The baby greens were pretty expensive, but that’s to be expected in New England wintertime. I paid $4.50 for about a half pound.
Anyway, I ended up spending $15.40 for a bag o’ greens, beets, potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, celeriac, and kale. (the kale weighed about 1 lb, so at $3, it was comparable to Whole Foods)
Next time, I’m thinking maybe carrots, parsnips and radishes.