Eating Local in the Winter

If you’re like most people, your New Year’s Resolution probably includes adopting a healthier lifestyle. We’d like to help you with your resolutions by always providing a guide showing where to buy the best fresh, local, and healthy foods.

Despite the frigid weather, there are still plenty of places to buy locally. There are quite a few wintertime markets in the area, including Attleboro, Carver, Easton (Oake Ames Hall + Simpson Spring), Marshfield, Mattapoisett, and Plymouth. If you’re willing to drive a little further, Pawtucket also has a thriving wintertime market, and Orleans has a nice market on the Outer Cape. I had the pleasure of attending the Orleans market this past weekend. For a small market, it drew in quite a crowd. In addition to a bounty of root crops including potatoes, carrots, beets there were also other items like butternut squash, meats, baked goods, herbs, and honey. This market also offered entertainment and a composting workshop.

I’m looking forward to making my way around the SouthCoast and SouthShore this winter to check out all of these markets. I was also able to visit Plymouth about a month back…this is a great market with a lot of different food choices and many other value-added products. Check out our Winter Market Guide to find the best market for you. Also don’t forget local stores like How on Earth, Simmons Market, and Alderbrook Farm for veggies year round.

Are there any stores, farmstands, or markets that you frequent in these chilly months? Shoot us an email or let us know on Facebook. Stay warm!

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