I have no review for you today. Instead, this will be a farewell post. Many of you know this, but in a few short weeks, I am moving to New York. I have called Boston home for three and a half years and leaving is bittersweet, to say the least. People have asked if I will continue to blog after I move and the answer is a resounding yes.
I created this blog one day a little over two years ago as a platform for doing something I love: sharing my favorite places to go and things to eat. I did not foresee it becoming an avenue by which I would become involved in the Boston food community (In fact, were it not for the blog, I might never have started managing farmers’ markets).
And what a food city this is. Compare it all you want to some of the bigger cities, but Boston certainly holds its own. I’m thrilled to have been here when I was. I’ve loved exploring the many new places that continue to pop up and it’s been exciting to be present for new things like the Kendall Square dining explosion and the very first winter farmers’ market.
The area is vibrant and constantly growing, but still small enough that there’s a sense of community. In my years here I have met many remarkable chefs, writers, farmers, bakers and entrepreneurs who are working hard to leave their mark on the Boston food scene and change it for the better.
With all that’s happened in just these past few years, I can only imagine what’s yet to come. Luckily, I have an array of bloggers, writers and news outlets that I can count on to keep me posted on new developments.
As is clearly evident from this blog, farms and small food businesses are one of my passions. I love spreading the word about and introducing people to worthwhile places, especially those somewhere off the beaten path. I have all of the places I’ve been to indexed in the Boston tab above and I’ve even marked the places I highly recommend. So if you’re ever in need of a suggestion, go ahead and take a gander. (The farms and further away places are listed under Travel).
Writing this blog, and everything that goes along with it, has been a delight. And so thank you. Thank you to anyone who has ever read or commented (online or in real life). To the chefs and business owners who allowed me to come in and take lots of photos and ask lots of questions. To the farmers and producers who work tirelessly to feed us.
To the entrepreneurs, thinkers and activists working to make our food system better and more just. To the writers, critics, publicists and fellow bloggers for inspiring me, entertaining me and helping me constantly add to my very long list of places to try.
Thank you for all you do. Keep it up, and I’ll see you when I visit.