Buy Local Food

Buying locally grown food is great for our community, the environment, and the local economy as it helps support local farmers. It is also fresher, tastier, and more nutritious. This is a list of places where you can buy fresh, delicious products in the Metrowest towns of Massachusetts. Click on the green titles and you will be re-directed to their respective websites.

  • Stearns Farm CSA. Framingham MA. The summer share includes a wide variety of organically grown vegetables, berries, herbs, and flowers. They also have a winter share. A beautiful place that nourishes body and soul.
  • Chestnut Hill Farm. Southboro, MA. They offer a 20-week CSA share from June to October. Their market-style CSA allows participants to pick and choose from each week’s harvest, selecting a variety of vegetables of their own preference and comfortably filling  either a small or large basket. They also have a farmstand.
  • Sunshine Farm. Sherborn, MA. CSA shareholders receive a portion of their farm’s harvest weekly from June through October.  Members receive the freshest, highest quality produce at near wholesale cost with an up front purchase of a share of the harvest. They also have a farmstand.
  • Silverwood Organic Farm. Sherborn, MA. Offers CSA shares. Silverwood Organic Farm’s produce is available weekly via the Farm’s CSA program, from the farm stands (Sherborn and Framingham), and at retail from the Farm’s wholesale customers.
  • Siena Farms. Sudbury, MA. They are a family-farm, cultivating 75 acres of protected farmland in Sudbury and Concord, MA. They offer year round CSA shares and a great kids’ share that includes recipes and surprises so that kids can have fun while eating healthy.
  • Hanson Farm. Framingham, MA. They grow 52 acres of fruits and vegetables. They have a farmstand open from May to November, and offer CSA shares.
  • Long Life Farm. Hopkinton, MA. A CSA certified organic farm that unlike many farms that offer CSA, don’t require shareholders to work any hours during the growing season.
  • Natick Farmers Market. Open year round.
  • Wayland Farmers Market. Open January to March and June to October at Russell’s Garden.
  • Framingham Farmers Market. Open June to October.
  • Ashland Farmers Market. Open June to October.
  • Hopkinton Farmers Market. Open June to October.
  • Holliston Farmers Market. Open May to September.
  • Natick Community Organic Farm. Natick, MA. A nonprofit, certified-organic farm providing productive open space, farm products, and hands-on education for all ages, year-round. Committed to farming methods that are ecologically healthy and sustainable.
  • Mainstone Farm Stand. Wayland, MA. Mainstone Farm is a family farm, now in its 144th year. They are committed to sustainable, chemical-free farming and the humane treatment of animals.
  • Debra’s Natural Gourmet. Concord, MA. A small grocery store with a big heart. They have a in-store kitchen that I am in love with. My favorites are the green gazpacho, the quinoa salad with pistachios and cranberries and the chia dessert with fresh berries. Yum!
  • Whole Foods Market. Framingham, Sudbury, MA and other locations. They offer more organic and natural products than any other market. I love their bulk department, where you can buy grains, legumes and nuts by the pound with minimum packaging.
  • Daily Table. Boston, MA. A non-for-profit grocery store like no other. Founded by Doug Rauch, former president of Trader Joe’s. Daily Table carries super affordable, healthy meals and groceries. They can offer these daily values by working with a large network of growers, supermarkets, manufacturers, and other suppliers who donate their excess, healthy food to them, or provide them with special buying opportunities.

Places that I plan to visit and review:

  • Wayland Chiles. Wayland, MA