Tues, Nov 21, 12-4 at The Allen Center in West Newton
Thanksgiving Farmers' Market
Good Food Farm
Farm-fresh Local Produce
What’s Thanksgiving without fresh farm produce from one of the top sustainable farms in the area? Ashby’s Good Food Farm will be at the Thanksgiving Market loaded with sustainable, grown-in-MA apples, squash, baking pumpkins, sweet potatoes, root vegetables, greens, eggs, raw honey, applesauce, and pickled vegetables. This farm’s mission is to grow affordable, nutrient-dense food, leveraging sustainable practices. As a result, their produce is packed with flavor and lasts longer in our fridge. Perfect not just for Thanksgiving, but for stocking up during the colder months as well.
Boston Sword & Tuna
Fresh, Local Seafood
🦃 PRE-ORDER BY: MON NOV 20, 5 PM
Newton's favorite fresh seafood vendor, Kevin Fitzgerald from Boston Sword & Tuna, will be at the Thanksgiving Market with fresh seafood, including cod, grey sole, haddock, halibut, salmon, scallops, swordfish, and tuna. Pre-orders must be placed by 5 PM on Monday, November 20 for pick up at the market. You can send an email to Kevin and he will send you an order form or click the website link on this page and it will bring you to the order form. His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Empanadas for Easy Appetizers & Fast Meals
🦃 PRE-ORDER BY: SAT NOV 18, 5 PM
Since popping up at the Saturday Farmers’ Market, Newton resident and Chiqui’s Kitchen owner, Krysia Villón, has upped the city’s empanada game—big time. Chiqui’s has Peruvian empanadas packed with flavor and enveloped with a dough that is both sweet and savory. They’ll have frozen empanadas in two sizes— minis in packs of 25, which are easy Thanksgiving appetizers, and regular sized empanadas by the dozen for quick meals on busy days. Empanada flavors include: Beef, Chicken, Vegetarian Sweet Potato, and mini Pineapple and Cranberry dessert empanadas too! If you're looking to kick it up a notch, Chiqui's also offers 2 different styles of dipping sauces. While you can purchase the empanadas at the Thanksgiving Market, you may want to pre-order just to make sure you get exactly what you want. And since the empanadas are frozen, they’re great to stow away in the freezer for easy meals or kids' lunches all winter long!
Artisanal Holiday Chocolates
🦃 PRE-ORDER BY: TUES NOV 14
Newton resident Beth Kirsch trained in France as a Master Chocolatier. Her award-winning chocolate is made in small batches with the highest quality French chocolate and fresh ingredients. Beth offers top quality artisanal chocolates at moderate prices.
For Thanksgiving, she has her always popular milk or dark chocolate turkeys ($2)—perfect for place settings. Assorted boxes of chocolate bonbons ($14-$70) are standouts at the dessert table and great hostess gifts. There’s a 30 piece “Chocolate Tasting Journey” box showcasing chocolates made from cacao beans from Peru, Madagascar, Bolivia, Tanzania and the Dominican Republic ($45). And of course, chocolate bars, bark, a French hot chocolate mix and more. Chocolates will be available for purchase at the market, but, if possible, pre-order by Nov 14 for the best selection, with pick up either in Newton Highlands or at the market. Shipping available.
Artisanal Soaps & Candles
Gorgeous artfully hand-crafted soaps & candles made in small batches using the highest quality ingredients. Perfect for gift-giving, hostess gifts, and to treat yourself. The cold process soaps are created from local ingredients when possible, including lavender and other botanicals grown in the gardens of this Newton business. Hand-poured container candles are 100% American soy wax and the pillar candles are a blend of soy and beeswax. &Soaps is an environmentally-friendly company that takes sustainability seriously--steering clear of plastics and petroleum by-products, and even uses solar energy to power the studio in which it makes its products. It's a truly local business that you can feel great about supporting.
The Cork & Board
Cheese & Charcuterie Boards
The Cork & Board seems to have been created with holidays like Thanksgiving in mind--when friends and family gather together, prepare and share creative foods, great wine, and craft beer. Oh, and if you're exchanging gifts, well, they have those too. It’s a one-stop Thanksgiving shopping destination, with a vast assortment of specialty foods. At the Thanksgiving Market they’ll have everything needed for stunning charcuterie spreads-- cheeses, cured meats, crackers--and that's just for starters. (Shallots Confit? Maple Bourbon Pecans?) While they won’t be selling wine and beer, be sure to add their in-store Thanksgiving Wine Tasting to your calendar on Nov 18th from 12-3PM.
Scratch-Baked Pies, Pastries, Breads & More
🦃 PRE-ORDER BY: MON NOV 20, 1:30 PM
The award-winning Flourhouse Bakery is pulling out all the stops for Thanksgiving with everything baked from scratch in their Nonantum Kitchen. They’re featuring 9” pies (Bourbon Pecan, Brown Butter Pumpkin, and Apple Crumble) for pre-order and pick up at the market or at their Nonantum bakery. And while Flourhouse will have a limited quantity of pies and other baked goods at the market, (freshly baked croissants, muffins, cruffins, brownies, cookies, and cinnamon rolls), it's essential to pre-order to get exactly what you want and help this small bakery gauge demand.
Craft Made Hot Sauces
It’s not often that a hot sauce is soooo good that it gets covered in The Boston Globe AND Edible Boston. But, Craic Sauce is different—hot (but not too hot) lots of depth, and made with uncommon ingredients that somehow just work well together. (Who knew that Pumpkin + Pineapple + Ghost Pepper = hot sauce nirvana?) Craic Sauce is one of the very cool (ummm, hot?) small businesses popping up at The Allen Center’s Thanksgiving Farmer’s Market. They’ll have sauces for Thanksgiving appetizers and the big meal and these very cute assorted boxed hot sauces—for gifting. Can’t wait ’til then? Place an order online—but still come to the market! 🌶️🦃
A Taste of France
Authentic French Pastries
🦃 PRE-ORDER BY: SAT NOV 18, NOON
Oo la la…Add a taste of France to your Thanksgiving with authentic French pastries from Marion Bonte, of A Taste of France. At the Thanksgiving Market she’s featuring a “Je ne Sais Quoi” box of assorted French delicacies for four which include 4 each of: original meringues; meringues with dusted cocoa powder; French Butter Cookies (Palets Bretons); Sablés Lunettes with Salted Butter Spread; Sablés Viennois (Spritz) dipped in Dark Chocolate; Coconut Macaroons; and 1 small jar of Salted Caramel Spread. The desserts are exquisitely packaged in a wooden box ready for gift-giving or a self-indulgence. The boxed assortments must be pre-ordered by Sat. Nov. 18th. Marion will also have limited quantities of other French pastries available for purchase at the market, but you may want to pre-order online to reserve yours. Marion rarely attends markets, and when she does, her jaw-dropping, baked-that-morning pastries fly out the door!
Local Honey, Coffee, & Curated Food Finds
Lynne's Vintique curates local food and vintage finds. It's Newton's go-to source for truly local raw honey, and fans of locally roasted Dean’s Beans coffee know that Lynne’s has the best prices and widest selection in the area. She'll be at the market with honey, coffee, and an assortment of organic teas, cocoa, jams and jellies.
Superb Thanksgiving Sides & More
🦃 PRE-ORDER BY: THURS NOV 16, 5 PM
Have a stress-free Thanksgiving with sides, desserts, and even a day after breakfast from Newton Highlands' The Dining Car. Stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cherry cranberry sauce, and all the seasonal vegetables you could hope for like brussels sprouts, buttercup squash, green bean casserole and more. Everything is made from scratch with the best local ingredients by some of the best chefs in Newton. Order online BY 5 PM, THURSDAY NOV 16 to pick up at the Thanksgiving Market or at their restaurant. There will be limited items available for purchase at the Allen Center, so pre-ordering is essential to get exactly what you want!
National Sharpening Company
Sharpen up your dull knives at Newton’s Thanksgiving Market when Tom from top rated mobile knife sharpener, National Sharpening Co., comes to Newton. Tom will be set up in the parking lot from 12-4, ready to sharpen your kitchen knives, scissors, or even garden tools. No appointments necessary, just bring your knives, drop them off, shop, tour the restored Allen House, and pick up your knives when you’re done. Tom accepts credit cards and cash. Tap link for pricing.
Cocktails in Hell
Artisanal Cocktail & Mocktail Mixers
🦃 PRE-ORDER BY: SAT NOV 18, 5 PM
Local woman-owned small business, Cocktails in Hell, will be at the market with their small batch, artisanal cocktail mixes, perfect for Thanksgiving, when time is short and you want everything to be as close to perfect as possible. Their assorted bottled mixers are crafted from the highest quality, all natural ingredients, and quickly expand your bar to include creative cosmos, margaritas, old fashioneds, and more. Serve them as cocktails or mocktails, or grab an assorted gift pack with a shaker for a fun, sure-to-be-a-hit hostess or holiday gift. Peruse Cocktails in Hell’s mixers online, and either pre-order for easy pick-up or purchase at the the Thanksgiving Market.
Sustainable Gifts & Home Goods
Fulfilled Goods, Newton’s zero waste retail shop, curates gorgeous sustainable goods for the home, personal use, and gift-giving. So whether you’re hosting a crowd, or heading elsewhere, this sweet shop is an ideal resource for holidays like Thanksgiving. They’ll have kitchenwares like baking mats, unpaper towels, Swedish dishcloths, pot scrubbers, and products for storing leftovers. They’ll also bring a selection of hostess gifts, like Matt Dat's hand-carved serving and cooking spoons, bath bombs and shower steamers, and, to give us a head start on holiday shopping, some of their most in-demand sustainable gifts including cozy IN2Green blankets, and sleek Leaf razors.