Sunday, September 5, 2010

My First Visit to the Myrtle Ave Farm Stand

Wow, am I behind on posts. I have a few of them in the queue, including a couple of new (for me) restaurant reviews.  More on that later, but for now let's take a look at my first visit to the Myrtle Ave farm stand, which started up a couple of months ago on Thursday evenings.

The farm stand is a great idea, and it's always nice to have more options for local and sustainable food.  The Greene Hill Food Co-op is also using the stand as an opportunity to recruit new members, so there's another reason to stop by if you haven't yet.

The stand itself isn't massive, but what's there looked great.  We picked up a few tomatoes, some green lettuce, and a ginormous cucumber that dwarfed everything else.  I loved the tomatoes and the cucumber, but the lettuce turned out to be kind of soft and disappointing.  Maybe I'm just picky about lettuce.

The stand is up on Thursdays from 4-7 PM on Myrtle between Price and Navy and will run through October 28th.  


Anonymous said...

I checked out the farm stand a few weeks ago. I was disappointed... the selection was slim and the prices were higher than prices for the same items at the Farmer's Market at the Park on Saturday. Hopefully it will get better over time

Brian said...

I agree on both points, especially the slim selection. Still, the produce was generally of high quality, and even if the prices were a few cents more, I didn't think they were exorbitant and this is the kind of thing I'd like to support.