Ability Awareness Day is Saturday on the town common alongside Winchester Farmers Market with hands-on learning experiences for people of all ages and abilities.
Winchester Farmers Market
Friday, September 21, 2012
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We started a new tradition at Winchester Patch by capturing the daily life of Winchester through your photos. We'll be posting a Photo of the Day each weekday submitted by readers. The Photo of the Day will be a single, standalone photo by you, for you. They can be taken in Winchester or a fun family vacation photo. Try to include a little information when you submit the photo. You can send photos to email@example.com, text them to 770-547-8635 or Tweet them at @WinchesterPatch.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Lanni Orchards is a regular at the Winchester Farmers' Market.
What is better than finding fresh fruit from a local orchard available every week at your local farmers market? Regulars to Lanni Orchards’ tent might say it’s the fruit pies, the no-holds-barred pastry masterpieces. Take your pick from apple crisp, apple, peach, four berry, cherry, blueberry, and their best-selling strawberry-rhubarb pie. Eric and Malaina, who man the Lanni Orchards tent on Saturdays, caution that they usually sell out of their pies. If you have your heart set on one, don’t delay. If you prefer your fruit fresh, there’s a variety to choose from. Lanni Orchards specializes in freestone Italian sugar plums, nectarines, and peaches from which the pits come out freely rather than needing to be cut out. Eric and Malaina note …
The statewide celebration of local markets is underway.
Massachusetts' Farmers' Market Week ends Saturday. It's the perfect time to visit Winchester's summer-long Farmers' Market, which is held in the Town Common every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Massachusetts Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs announced the celebration in a statement. "Governor Deval Patrick today proclaimed August 19-25 Massachusetts Farmers’ Market Week, calling farmers’ markets across the state 'essential to the vitality of Massachusetts farms,'" the statement reads. The week kicked off on Monday, Aug. 20, when Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) Commissioner Greg Watson read the proclamation at the 28th Annual Massachusetts Tomato Contest at Boston’s City Hall Plaza Farmers’ Market. “Farmers’ …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Pie vendor refuses to accept EBT cards at a farmers market. What do you think?
“I don’t think American taxpayers should be footing the bill for people’s pie purchases,” Andrea Taber, proprietor of the Ever So Humble Pie Co. in Walpole, told bostonherald.com. Taber sells her pies at a neighboring farmers market, yet refuses to accept tokens that the Farmers Market organizers sell to Electronic Benfits Transfer or EBT cardholders to use at the market. Farmers Market chairwoman Donna Ingemanson said that people on food stamps needed healthy choices and asked the Boston Herald, "What better chance to buy healthy foods than at a farmers market?" Should food vendors be able to decide who they sell their products to? Do you think that farmers markets should sell tokens to EBT cardholders? Let us know what you think in the …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Peaches are not only delicious but also rather nutritious, weighing in at 50 to 70 calories each, making them a perfect snack for everyone.
Peaches are now in season at the Winchester Farmer’s Market! Who can resist this delicious fruit with its soft fuzzy skin and yellow juicy flesh? Or refuse the chance to gather them up in the coming weeks? The most flavorful peaches arrive at this time of year and taste best when enjoyed fresh right out of the palm of your hand. You can buy peaches a few days before consuming and allow the fruit to ripen; a ripe fruit will yield to slight pressure and exude an enticingly sweet scent. Peaches are not only delicious but also rather nutritious, weighing in at 50–70 calories each, making them a perfect snack for everyone. Jam-packed with vitamin C, whose claim to fame is its antioxidant activity, peaches help your body repair damaged cells by …
Friday, June 8, 2012
There's everything from produce farms and food stands to live music and food demos to enjoy at this weekly event.
The Winchester Farmers Market is proud to return to the Town Common for its fifth year this Saturday. Market Manager Fred Yen notes that while of all your favorite produce farms and handmade food stands, live music, and food demos will be back, you will also find new vendors: West River Creamery with cheese and maple syrup from Vermont, Copicut Farm with poultry and eggs and 7ate9 Bakery with cheesecakes. Turtle Creek Winery will have wines from their own grapes, including Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Riesling. Piantedosi Bread is returning after a year away. Also new this year will be a monthly program called The Kids’ Table, where children visiting the market with their parents can stop by, sample a fruit and vegetable in…