Farmer’s markets are becoming more and more popular, as more and more people want to eat local and fresh produce and products. In the past, however, a key element to these markets was the outdoor shopping experience and an abundant selection of fresh fruits and vegetables...which meant, summer time!
Luckily some people have realized that this is not the case and Winter Farmer’s Markets are starting to pop up! Here’s a list I found online: Winter Farmer’s Markets 2010-2011.
I had first heard about the one at Russell’s in Wayland from my friend who owns The Danish Pastry House, as they have a booth at the market. I found this ironic because I grew up going to Russell's with my parents; it’s only 5-10 min from the house (mom’s house).
What an amazing market! They set it up in a huge indoor/greenhouse area. As you meander through, if your not surrounded by delicious baked goods and produce, your walking past displays of big plants and fresh potted flowers and herbs!
You’d never guess it was snowing outside :)
My first stop was of course… Danish Pastry House!
They had a huge selection of pastries, baked goods, cakes, homemade pop tarts, classic Danish treats like Kringle (!), and fresh baked breads!
Just check out that chocolate cake below…
I snagged the last almond croissant! They are my FAVORITE!! And mom got a slice of chocolate cake, not the one above, but an equally amazing one with a chocolate ganache filling and coconut on top :) It was divine!
Of course it was jam packed so I couldn’t talk long with my friend, so mom, Brian, and I continued on!
One of our next purchases was from Bagel Alley (out of Nashua, NH I believe)
Those (above) were the Energy bagels! We bought 2 of those (just had one for breakfast actually). They are slightly sweet from molasses and have dried fruit and nuts within. Delicious!
Purchased some marinated feta from West River Creamery
Other purchases included:
- Pam’s Black Bean Salsa
- Ful Medammes from Samira’s Homemade. This company makes authentic Egyptian and Lebanese food. They had numerous types of hummus and different spreads. The Ful Medammes, is similar to hummus but it is made with Fava Beans and has onions in it as well as garlic, lemon, tahini, and spices! SO GOOD!!!
- Seafood Chowder from Cape Cod Original
- Enjoyed an iced coffee from Karma Coffee Roasters while I shopped.
- I totally wanted to buy some super sweet carrots I tried…but forgot :/
Mom bought some potted herbs for her window sill pots
I can’t wait to come back! There is even a knife sharpener there from On The Edge Knife Sharpening, I want to bring some knives down to get sharpened while I shop!
I think I may like this Farmer’s Market better than some of the ones in the summer! Wayland is only about 20-25 min west of Boston, easy to get to and lots of parking! I’d highly recommend getting there at least once this winter!
Hope everyone has been enjoying their weekend. I’ve had a pretty low-key one which is great. Now I’m off to the gym: quick run on the treadmill and then Body Pump!!