Market Values: Boston’s Newest Specialty Markets
With an influx of gourmet shops offering everything from charcuterie to small-batch jams, itâ€™s a glorious time for the home-cook gourmet. Here, we break down some of the cityâ€™s exciting new specialty markets.
Local Roots, North End
This urban farmersâ€™ market features local produce, eggs, grass-fed beef, and organic dairy products, all hand-selected by Local Rootsâ€™ grocers.
Products: Grass-fed Angus beef from DeNormandie Farm, in Fairhaven; eggs from Collâ€™s Farm, in Jaffrey, New Hampshire; organic milk from Shaw Farm, in Dracut; fresh fruit juices and smoothies.
Beeâ€™s Knees Supply Company, Fort Point
This 5,500-square-foot gourmet superstore focuses on both local provisions and imported international goods, and offers a staggering selection of house-made pĂ˘tĂ©s, pastries, and sandwiches.
Products:Â Cheeses, pickles, charcuterie, and chocolates; beer and wine; Batch ice cream by the scoop.
Owners FranĂ§ois and Cecile Attard, who recently emigrated from the Dordogne region of France, opened MA-France at the end of March. Now their shelves are stocked with gourmet products that are hard to find anywhere else in the States.
Products:Â Cheeses, meats, jams, mustards, escargot, and more arrive directly from France each Wednesday.
Olives & Grace, South End
With a dedication to all things handmade, this tiny emporium brims with artisanal foods and gifts from all over the country. Monthly workshops showcase local talents.
Products:Â Spicy jams, bacon-peanut brittle, and bourbon marshmallows.
Christinaâ€™s Baking Annex, Inman Square
The newest venture from the team behind Christinaâ€™s Homemade Ice Cream and Christinaâ€™s Spice and Specialty Foods, in Inman Square, this soon-to-open sweets supplier will feature quality confectionary ingredients for novice and experienced bakers alike.
Products:Â Retail and wholesale items like Tcho chocolates, Amarena cherries, and an extensive line of extracts.
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