Sunday, June 26, 2005

Stop 'n Shop's produce

Okay, now Stop 'n Shop generally does have sub-par produce. However, the one at 700 Pleasant Street in Watertown has downright DISMAL produce. You should have seen these pathetic excuses for onions and peppers I purchased today. It was depressing!!!

I do tend to favor Whole Foods or Trader Joe's, but the latter has a pretty bad produce selection as well. (Although their trio of peppers is usually a pretty good bargain and puts the awful Stop 'n Shop ones to shame!)

As far as produce, Russo's is la creme de la creme. Their produce is much higher quality than you can get at your local Shaw's/Star or Stop 'n Shop. The prices are good, and they have all sorts of good stuff. A nice bakery section featuring your Italian favorites. Pre-made food. Cheese. Pasta. Jellies and jam. Beautiful flowers. Good stuff.

I like to support local farmers too, and I plan to begin scoping out farmer's markets. I found a website with a list of Massachusetts farmer's markets. Many of them aren't at the most convenient of times (weekday mornings/afternoons), but some of them, like the Waltham one, are on Saturdays. I'll write more about farmer's markets when I start visiting them regularly.


At 8:37 AM, Blogger Jessicool said...

Have you tried Wilson Farms over in Lexinton? Their produce is to die for, and during the summer they grow much of what they sell and they make an effort to sell other locally-grown produce as well:

At 9:48 AM, Blogger Kristine said...

Oh, good to know!!! I'll check it out!


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