Apples, of every variety, from Apex Orchards.
Cheese, in particular the Baby Swiss and Barn Dance from Robinson’s Farm.
The most amazing carrots I have ever tasted, from Winter Moon Farm. Anyone who has had the pleasure of sampling them will know what I am talking about. These carrots are in a class of their own. Beautiful watermelon radishes and chioggia beets as well.
Freshly fried cider doughnuts from Great Cape, sold by the sassy Patience.
Every green imaginable from Steve of NorthStar Farm.
Chocolate banana bread sold by Simmie of Cook’s Farm–seriously amazing. Any chocolate-lover needs to try this.
Fresh spinach, squash and more from Katey and the great staff of Enterprise Farm.
Cinnamon Mexicano and Salted Almond chocolate from Taza Chocolate.
Fresh bread and pastries from Hi-Rise.
Coastal Vineyards wine.
Wine from Frank of Zoll Cellars. In addition to wine, his smoked sea salt molten chocolate cakes and chipotle molten chocolate cakes were out of this world.
Turtle Creek Winery.
The smoothest, most delicious hummus from Seta’s Mediterranean and burrata and straciatella from Fiore Di Nonno, quality meat from Austin Brother’s and Stillman’s Farm, and seafood from Jordan Brothers and Globe fish, sadly not photographed.
And so many more treats from our wonderful guest vendors: local honey cake from 3 Little Figs, maple brown sugar granola from Best Damn Granola, brown butter roasted sweet potato ravioli from Valicenti Organico, vibrant berry tarts from Danish Pastry House, key lime ginger cashews from Q of Q’s Nuts, and so much more.
I photographed several of the products we were lucky enough to have at the market. What I did not photograph were the wonderful vendors who showed up with a smile every Saturday morning, eager to sample their products and chat with customers. While I ordinarily itch for winter to be over, this year I was happy for it to last. I looked forward to Saturday mornings when I would head to the market to greet the friendly vendors and the hordes of enthusiastic customers. Your warm greetings and gratitude have been very much appreciated. I could not have asked for a better way to spend my Saturdays this winter. You can thank Jaime of Shape Up Somerville, market manager Adrianne, and the folks at the Armory for making the market happen this year.
This Saturday is the last winter market of the season. While I am sad to see it go, the market will certainly be back next year and we are already thinking of ways to make it bigger and better. It has been nothing short of a pleasure to work with the market this year. I hope to see you all at the final market, Saturday 10am to 2pm at the Armory in Somerville.