Winter Moon Farm
Michael Docter focuses exclusively on the deep-freeze growing season to harvest red and rainbow beets, parsnips, turnips, watermelon radishes (“great sliced thin on a salad”), and juicy carrots.
The bakery start-up, from JP resident Katie Rooney, combines her family’s traditional Mediterranean recipes with fresh, organic ingredients sourced from area farms, orchards, and apiaries. Think vegan chocolate ginger bomb cookies, fig and pear scones, and local honey cakes.
Elaine Hsieh Chocolatier
During the cocoa proprietor’s guest appearances (January 22 & 29, February 12, and March 26) snag confections like Rochers (caramelized cornflakes, roasted and candied almonds, dark and milk chocolate), and pecan clusters (Knob Creek bourbon caramel and a dash of sea salt). Look for V-Day-themed concoctions come February 12.
Thanks to an exciting new economic provisions law (we’ve never typed those words before), state-produced wines may now be sold — and sampled! — at agricultural markets. Snatch up bottles from Zoll Cellars, Coastal Vineyards, and Turtle Creek Winery — and never say localism isn’t intoxicating.
Somerville Winter Farmers Market, Saturdays through March 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue (617-718-2191 or facebook.com). Credit and debit cards are accepted.
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