Tomatoes Galore at This Week’s Watertown Farmers’ Market With Cooking Demos and Tips

It’s tomato season at the Watertown Farmers Market, and you can learn some new ways to use these red beauts. 

The Watertown Farmers’ Market and Eat Well Watertown will provide demonstrations at Thursday’s market, which is open from 1:30-6:30 p.m. at the Arsenal on the Charles. The Farmers’ Market provided the following announcement:

Our Farmers’ Grow Amazing Tomatoes – Let’s Celebrate! With peak tomato season in full swing, join us for delicious tomato tastings from your favorite Watertown farmers and a delicious Gazpacho Demo from Community Chef Gaia! Know Your Tomato Tasting 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Live Well Watertown Volunteer Natalie Tarbet will be talking all things tomato! Stop by for tomato tastings from our farms, recipes, and more!

Watertown Chef Judging National Cooking Competition in the Windy City

Watertown-based chef Mike Fucci will be hitting the road to share some of his culinary expertise as judge of a national chef’s competition. 

Fucci, who runs Chef Mike’s Kitchen in Watertown, will be part of the panel of judges for the Culinary Fight Club Fest in Chicago on Aug. 19 and 20. Among the other judges is former football great and food entrepreneur Bo Jackson. The competition in the Windy City brings together the winners of competitions across the nation. Twenty chefs begin the competition and are narrowed down to the four for the final table.

Cooking Demonstration, Peaches & Compost Program at Watertown Farmers’ Market

The Watertown Farmers’ Market has cooking demonstrations, summer peaches and a chance to compost. The Watertown Farmers’ Market sent out the following information:

This week at the Watertown Farmers’ Market from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m., community chef Gaia Sciaranghella will be preparing Mushroom Bruschetta with ingredients from our farmers and vendors. In honor of the event, Spring Brook Farm will be selling cheese to top off this delicious and healthy meal! More information can be found below. Peaches made their appearance at the market last week.

See What’s Coming to the Watertown Farmers Market on Thursday

The Watertown Farmers Market announced its guests for July 5. The Market is open form 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Arsenal on the Charles. Market organizers sent out the following information:

With sizzling temperatures this week, the market will have cool, tasty treats and plenty of items for the grill. Because why turn on the oven? Hooked Fish Shop has fresh fish for the grill and smoked fish for easy put together meals. We are thinking grilled salmon topped with Sa’s Homestyle Sauce!

Boston Magazine Highlights Watertown Restaurant’s Cocktails

La Bodega, a recent addition to the Watertown restaurant lineup, made Boston Magazine’s list of places to grab a tropical cocktail. At the restaurant founded by Chef Gabriel Bremer and his wife Analia Verolo, some drinks are prepared at the table and finished by dissolving cotton candy into their caipirinha, a Brazilian drink. The restaurant features a Uruguayan and Basque food, and offers other South American libations. Read more by clicking here:

La Bodega Brings Tapas, South American Cuisine to Watertown

Watertown Farmers’ Market Adds Nearly a Dozen New Vendors for 2018

The Watertown Farmers’ Market begins Thursday, June 7, and will feature many new vendors, including bakeries, ice cream, composting and bicycle checks. Many vendors will appear each week at the Farmers’ Market, others biweekly, and guest vendors will not be there each week but will make periodic appearances. The market is open from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays through June 7 to Oct. 18, 2018, rain or shine. The market will close at 6 p.m. after Labor Day.

Watertown Farmers Market Returns Soon With Extended Hours

The Watertown Farmers’ Market returns on June 7 and in 2018 they market will open earlier and go later. 

Once again, the Farmers’ Market will be held on the green at the Arsenal on the Charles (Corner of Arsenal Street and Kingsbury Avenue) in front of Panera Bread. The market will be open an extra hour — opening half an hour earlier and running half an hour later than last year. The market will features entertainment, and will have tables featuring community groups. Organizers seek more entertainers, community groups and would like volunteers (see details below). The market runs from June 7 to Oct.

Watertown’s Sandwich Shop Turned Destination Dining Spot is Closing

One of Watertown’s most well known culinary spot, which has has has also been a neighborhood sandwich shop since the ’80s, will be closing it doors. 

Paul Maslow started Strip T’s, on School Street, in 1986 and specialized in soups, sandwiches and other comfort foods. Then in 2011, his son Tim brought high-end cooking techniques learned in New York to the restaurant and began a dinner service that attracts people from around the Boston area. On Monday, the Boston Globe reported that Strip T’s will be closing. Paul said that after being a hot dining spot for a few years, business has been inconsistent more recently. To read more about Strip T’s history, the Maslows, the staff, and all the connections to other restaurants in Massachusetts in the Globe’s story — click here.