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SoWa Vendor Spotlight: We Grow Microgreens

The SoWa Farmers market, located at 500 Harrison Ave, is more than just a market, it's a place where local farmers and specialty food makers come together to feed Boston.  And goodness, we're a hungry city!

We Grow Microgreens LLC has become a staple here at SoWa, for it's sustainable growing practices and local notoriety out of their Roslindale greenhouse.  Lisa Evans and Tim Smith are more than just urban growers, they're cultivating the perfect urban crop. 

We Grow Microgreens is changing the way we eat by providing the South End with delicious and highly nutritious microgreens.  What is a microgreen you ask?  As the fine writers at EdibleBoston.com describe them, "they're ubiquitous and cute", "adorable" and becoming a "favorite embellishment for many chefs" including you at home.  Think tiny sprigs of arugula, pea shoots, basil and other garnishes that simply tie the plate together and you've got microgreens.  According to Smith, microgreens were all the rage in the 1960s and '70s, when people simply threw some seeds in a mason jar, add water and voila!  The seeds would sprout, making the perfect garnish for sandwiches, salads and texture to meals.  That trend is back and better than ever.

Not only are they "adorable" but these delicious morsels are insanely high in nutrients.  Just check out the vast list of health benefits from noshing down on these greens.  Just ask Evans who says "once you've gone micro, there's no going back".

Shop daily for our Microgreens
The Harvest Coop
3815 Washington St.
Jamaica Plain, MA
Open 7am-10pm daily

Bacon Street Farm
100 Bacon St.
Natick, MA 01760
Open 7am-9pm daily

Fruit Center
10 Bassett St.
Milton, MA 02186
Mon- Sat 8:00 am- 8:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am- 7:00 pm

Volante Farms (In June)
292 Forest St.
Needham, MA
Open Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat and Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Find them online and on facebook!

When they're here: July 10, July 17, & August 21.

SoWa Vendor Spotlight: Top Shelf Cookies

Hidden away out of reach of daring dinner destroyers, mischievous meal meddlers and over-eager dessert repeaters. Top Shelf Cookies need to be kept hidden out of sight, lest they disappear in a single day!

What else makes them special? Their uniquely composed recipes, the best quality ingredients, a wholehearted passion for baking and their deep roots right here in the Hub.

They make elevated versions of the classics you grew up with, but they love to experiment with ingredients and see what happens! They make a classic chocolate chip, but we love our Boston Lager Chocolate Chip made with Sam Adams Boston Lager.  

The founder, Heather Yunger started Top Shelf Cookies out of a Boston Bruins game-day superstition.  She would bring her Black & Gold cookies to her pregame bar, The Fours, for every game. That season the Bruins won the Stanley Cup and Heather decided cookies were in her future!

When they’re here: Every Sunday!