Roslindale Farmers Market and Local Ethnic Gourmet Shopping Tour
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., June – October
This is a 3 hour guided tour through Roslindale Village, with Personal Chef Lester Esser of one of the most popular farmers markets in Boston and over a dozen surrounding ethnic and gourmet shops. While less well-known than some other neighborhoods, Roslindale is an up-and-coming destination for foodies – called a “Food lover’s paradise “ by the Boston Globe as well as a “Top spot for foodies.”
We begin the morning with a quick meet and greet, before heading to the Roslindale Farmer’s Market, where we will visit farm stands, talk with farmers and local food producers, and discover new items to add to your dinner table. I will give you shopping tips, storage and recipe ideas. After we meet the vendors, you will have time to revisit the farm stands to complete any personal shopping. Every visit is unique, depending on the seasonal items. There is nothing more satisfying than buying produce directly from the person who grew it.
We will then visit Rozzie’s local shops, including European-style bakeries, Greek, Mexican and Lebanese markets, Italian grocery and butcher shop, gourmet cheese shop, Halal butcher, and boutique wine store – a variety you will not find anywhere else in Boston! As we make our way through this selection of food purveyors, I give examples for preparing and serving the many items we will explore.
This is a fun learning experience for anyone interested in healthier eating, local shopping, ethnic and artisan foods and learning about this great Boston neighborhood.
This shopping adventure is open to individuals and groups. It makes a great outing for mother’s groups, foodie friends, healthy eating groups, team building with employees or coworkers. Call to schedule a group tour or to find out about joining a regularly scheduled tour.
The tour can be custom designed to include a cooking lesson using the food items we’ve discovered and/or dinner that I will prepare for you. Roslindale Village also welcomes you to enjoy many of the excellent restaurants in the Square, that will be pointed out during the tour.
A tour of just the local markets can also be arranged outside the farmers market season.
It is recommended to bring your own reuseable shopping bags and if you are traveling very far by car, a cooler with ice packs or ice to keep your purchases fresh. Please plan on 3 plus hours.