Top 7 New England Farm Stands To Keep The E-Coli Away
I don't know about you, but in a previous blog, I wrote about how the FDA has called the "all clear" to buy/eat romaine lettuce again, but they haven't yet found the source of the e-coli outbreak! Sorry, but that's not good enough for me, so, being the good locavore that I am, I thought I should recommend some fantastic farm stands all over New England that I have shopped at and will do so even more with this latest news:
WARNING: YOU WILL PROBABLY SPEND MORE THAN YOU INTENDED WITH THESE PLACES BECAUSE THEY ARE AWESOME!
Mann Orchards: Located in Methuen, Mass., it's a little bit of a drive, but the pies are worth it!
Cider Hill Farm: This one in Mass too - in Amesbury, Mass. I went there for apple picking this past Fall. (I know it's still fall, but c'mon... there's snow on the ground. It's winter.)
Lull Farm: My hometown farm in Hollis, NH has always been near and dear to my heart and has expanded so much when I was a kid. The farmstand is filled with lovely fruits and veggies - all grown locally.
Tendercrop Farm: In Dover, NH and Newbury and Wenham, MA. I probably spend the most money here lately because I work in Dover. For Thanksgiving, I dropped a Benjamin on stuff from here and I'll do it again. It was delicious.
Fiddlehead Farms - Another local Dover farm. Love this place too! The deli is deeeelish!
Green Spark Farm: When I lived in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, I could walk to this farm. It's one of the things I miss about living in Maine. The organic greens could not be beat!
Mack's Apples: Located in Londonderry, NH and although Mack's primary crop is apples, I had to put this one on the list. I got married in one of the orchards and my good friends own the farm. They are amazing people steeped in NH history.
Don't risk it. If you didn't see a farmstand close to you, I assure you, there is one close enough and worth the drive.
E-coli, e-coli, e-coli.... Romaine.....