By Chelsea Lewis, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Boston-based Vermonters looking for a taste of home won’t have to travel far when Harlow’s Vermont Farm Stand opens in the Boston Public Market, which officially opened its doors July 30.
The Boston Public Market is the only locally-sourced market of its kind in the United States. Everything sold at the Market will be grown in or originate from New England.
Harlow’s Vermont Farm Stand inside the Market will feature Vermont favorites such as apples from Champlain Orchards and caramel sauce from Fat Toad Farm. In addition to a wide variety of fresh produce from Harlow Farm in Westminster, Vt., the state’s world-renowned, artisanal cheesemakers will be well-represented, including Vermont Creamery, Plymouth Artisan Cheese, Lazy Lady Farm, and Shelburne Farms.
“From carrots and cauliflower, to parsnips, peppers and fresh-cut herbs—we’re incredibly proud of the quality of our produce, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer it to our friends and neighbors in Boston,” said Paul Harlow of Harlow Farms. The farm stand will also offer Vermont specialty foods such as maple syrup, oils and vinegars, and summer salsa. A wide range of ready-to-eat soups will be available to go.
“Vermont has always been at the forefront of the farm-to-table movement,” said Chuck Ross, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets. “People who visit the farm stand at Boston Public Market will be supporting Vermont’s family farmers and helping to maintain our working landscape. It’s a great way to stay connected to a very special place.”
Located at 100 Hanover Street above the Haymarket MBTA station, the Boston Public Market will be open Wednesday-Sunday, 8 am-8 pm, as of July 30. Harlow’s Vermont Farm Stand was made possible by a collaboration among the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets; the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development; and Harlow Farm.
This project was advanced by the Agency of Agriculture’s “Domestic Export Program,” which helps local producers expand their market beyond the state of Vermont. The program is administered in collaboration with the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development. For more information about The Domestic Export Program, contact Reg Godin at Reg.Godin@state.vt.us or (802) 522-3648. For more information about Boston Public Market, please visit www.bostonpublicmarket.org