Update: 12.6.09 Here's the new website for Marshall's Fenway Farm Stand.
On Sunday, we took advantage of the great weather, walked over to check them out and say, "welcome to the area." This opening is perfectly timed as we mourn the loss of our farmers' markets and are ready to welcome any sign of fresh, local, well-selected, homey, and friendly. Marshall's seem to fit the bill.
While they won't be able to sell all local products this time of year, they were offering as much local as they could, and the rest of the selections were of high quality. We picked up some crunchy, fresh Honey Crisp Apples and Essex Wildflower Honey.
They carry milk from Thatcher Farm in Milton MA. They were sampling the great Lark Cookies we told you about earlier this year. (http://www.bostonzest.com/2009/08/lovely-local-lark-cookies.html)They have a little of this and a little of that - prepared foods, bread, olive oil, a bit of meat, and a bit of good dairy. You'll even find My Doggy Bites treats for your dog. You could certainly make a quick visit and put together a nice meal.
A crew was unloading holiday trees and decorations while we were there, and the Farm Stand tweeted that they would be set up today. For those of you who plan to tie that tree to the top of your car for the trip home, they even have parking.
Marshall's Fenway Farm Stand is less than a mile from Hynes Station for those in the Back Bay, and even less than that from Kenmore. It's convenient to the St Mary's area of Brookline, and not far from the Longwood Medical area.
We hope readers from all those places will stop by and say hello to this neighborhood newcomer. It's another way to support local, fresh and the farmers of our area. And, with all the new retail along this stretch of Boylston Street, we found the walk to the Farm Stand a convenient way to complete our errands for the day.
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