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PARENTS, YOU’VE GOT HUNGRY SCHOLARS. WE’VE GOT HEALTHY FOOD FOR GROWING BRAINS!
Bagels for breakfast? Check! Produce rich in vitamins and minerals for lunch? Check! We’ve even got preservative-free cookies for snacks! Parents, start the school year off right with healthy meals for your pint-sized foodies. You can satisfy all of your back-to-school-menu needs at the Medford Farmers Market, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, One City Hall Mall, behind City Hall in Medford Square. Say hello to this week’s vendors:
MACARONS OR MACAROONS?
We have two types of incredible cookies at the Medford Farmers Market with very similar names but completely different tastes. Perche Patisserie turns out some tasty French almond cookies sandwiched with creative buttercream flavors. These are “macarons” (just one “O”)! Macarons are difficult to make well, but Perche has perfected them and always comes up with seasonally appropriate flavors that are impossible to resist. Pumpkin and salted caramel made an appearance last week, and I heard that she has plans for a salted maple (yum!!!) made with Ackermann’s maple. Looking forward to trying that one!
Macaroons (two “O”s) are craggy coconut cookies that are usually dipped in chocolate. Bagel Land sells them, and I highly recommend buying one macaroon and one macaron so you can well and truly tell the difference between the two.
Here’s a little more info about the difference between the two cookies.
Sarah, MFM market manager
OUR SENIOR FARM SHARE IS NOW OPEN TO ALL MEDFORD SENIOR CITIZENS!
• Advance registration is required; 40 shares available each week
• To register, call Syrah at the Board of Health: 781-393-2560
• Pickup is 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays thru 10/18 at 121 Riverside Ave.
• $5/week for low-income Medford seniors; $15/week all others