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News from the Framingham Farmers Market

Filed under: Home & Garden by News Staff at 1:04 pm on August 23, 2009

Contributed by Elizabeth Aurilio, Market Manager

FRAMINGHAM, MA --This week at the Farmers Market on the Centre Comon on Edgell Road we'll finally have CHEESE! I thank you for your patience while we put this picture together, and am excited to finally offer a range of farmstead and artisanal cheeses at the market this coming week - fresh mozzarella, sharp cheddar, buttery triple creme and fresh goat cheeses are just a handful of the selection.

Jilo, Taioba, Maxixe - our Hmong farmers' are growing more than just their own ethnic foods - they're also bringing Brazillian favorites to market. These very unusual vegetables are fun to try and the farmers' encourage you to ask them about popular ways to prepare these specialties. Recipes are often available for the asking.

If traditional favorites are more your stride, now is the time to stock up on peaches, white peaches, nectarines, white nectarines, roma tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers and pickling cucumbers - canning season is upon us and now is the time to begin arrangements with your favorite farmers' for bulk canning and preserving discounts. A little smattering of peach jam, some hot pepper relish, fire roasted red peppers, dill pickles and homemade tomato sauce will be your sources of comfort this winter when the growing season is over and the markets are closed.

The Ernie Update: Still bumbling about picking corn and peaches - it's the peak of the season and the best food is fresh picked! That means Ernie has to harvest daily to bring the freshest corn and peaches to market! And there's a lot to pick out there this time of year!

The market is every Thursday from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. through October.


Ugliest Tomato Contest

Filed under: Home & Garden by Deb Cleveland at 10:45 pm on July 31, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- Can you grow the ugliest tomato in Framingham? Bring your fresh picked "Ugliest Tomato" to the Framingham Farmers' Market on Thursday, August 24th, 2006. Enter your homely homegrown for a chance to win a full basket of fresh farmer's market products.

The winner will be selected by market-goers' popular vote. So, if you don't have a tomato, come anyway to vote and buy fresh produce, bakery, and maple products from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.

The Framingham Farmers' Market is held every Thursday afternoon, 12:30 - 5:30 p.m., on the Edgell Rd side of the Framingham Centre Common through October.

For information about the market and about the Ugliest Tomato Contest, speak to Elizabeth Aurelio, the market manager, or email her at:


Farmers' Market to Feature Cooking Demo

Filed under: Home & Garden by Deb Cleveland at 1:19 pm on July 27, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Chef Vittorio Ettore of the highly acclaimed restaurant, Bistro 5, will perform a cooking demonstration on Thursday, August 11th, using the produce available fresh that day from Framingham's own Farmers' Market. Watch as Vittorio selects fresh produce directly from our farmers' stands and prepares delectable dishes on the spot - right here on the Framingham Village Green! Vittorio will show you how to explore the versatility of our fresh, in-season produce and explain why he shops at Farmers' Markets all season long. Leave the market ready to bring the best of our farmland to your own kitchen table.


Come celebrate our farmlands at Bistro 5 where every night throughout the season Chef Ettore and his team present a Farmers' Market Tasting Menu. Bistro 5 is located at 5 Playstead Road, Medford, Massachusetts.

For more information about BISTRO 5, please call the restaurant at 781-395-7464.

For more information about MA Farmer's Markets, visit:

Framingham Farmer's Market Opens Thurs., June 23rd

Filed under: Around Town by Deb Cleveland at 6:25 pm on June 20, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham Village Green Farmers' Market will open on June 23rd at 1pm until 5:30pm. The market will run every Thursday, through the summer and fall until October 27th. Some of the fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables available now at market include summer squash, tomatoes, broccoli, and peppers. In addition There will be pies, a variety of breads, as well as cookies and brownies. Keep an eye out for special events and performances throughout the season.

Visit the Massachusetts Farmer's Markets website, (, for information about other local markets and fresh produce.


Short Takes - June 2005

Filed under: General Interest by Deb Cleveland at 11:36 pm on June 3, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- The summer concert series on Framingham Centre Common, "Concerts on the Green," officially opened the season on Friday night, June 3rd. The Comcast Cable Studio crew was on hand to record it so if you missed it, you can enjoy reruns on Channel 9.

Framingham Farmers' Market will return to the Centre Common beginning Thursday, June 23 and continue through Oct. 27. Shop for fresh area produce and products from 1- 5:30 PM.

On Thursday nights, music lovers can enjoy the Downtown Common Concerts, 6-7:30 p.m. from June 16th - July 28th. The Downtown Common is located on Concord St., in front of the Armenian (formerly Baptist) Church and opposite the Fabric Place.

Amazing Things Arts Center located in Pinefield Shopping Center in Saxonville received its occupancy permit.

The Friends of the Framingham Public Library will hold its last book sale of the season on Saturday, June 18th. Book sales will resume after Labor Day.

The Framingham Library will kick off its summer reading program, "Going Places," with "Truck Day," a roundup of town vehicles at Pinefield Shopping Center on Saturday, June 11th, from 10 a.m. - noon for kids to enjoy and explore. "Truck Day" is part of the activities of the Friends of Saxonville's Discover Saxonville Day. This year the focus is Pinefield Shopping Center. had a record-breaking 72,000+ visitors during the month of May. One of the most popular sections is the community calendar, especially on weekends.


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