Groovy Ice Cream Chain Setting Up Shop in Watertown

Watertown residents will soon be able to grab a Cherry Garcia or Chunky Monkey right in their own backyard. Arsenal Yards announced on its Instagram feed that Ben & Jerry’s will be coming to the redeveloped Arsenal Mall. View this post on Instagram We’ve got a sweet, sweet surprise for you… Guess who’s opening in this gorgeous building later this year?! {yes, you’re going to want to tell your friends 🙌} .

High-Tech Sushi Experience Coming to Watertown’s Arsenal Yards

Guests can order by touch screen, or grab food off the conveyor belt at Kura Sushi, which is coming to Watertown’s Arsenal Yards. The following announcement was provided by Boylston Properties:

Boylston Properties and Wilder are excited to announce that Kura Sushi will bring its high-tech sushi experience to Arsenal Yards in Watertown — the first New England location for the Japanese brand. The unique and immersive “Kura Experience” offers a revolving selection of sushi on a conveyor belt that cruises by each table, enabling guests to pluck their desired dish off the belt. Expected to open in summer 2021 within a 2,800 square foot store, diners will be able to also place an order via a touchscreen panel at their seat and have their selections delivered directly to their table.  

“Kura Sushi is a spectacularly popular and creative global dining experience that we are thrilled to bring to the Arsenal Yards community,” said Bill McQuillan, Principal at Boylston Properties. “In our efforts to create a true urban village, we hope this eclectic array of restaurants will offer a little something for everyone. Kura Sushi is an ideal addition to the already exceptional Arsenal Yards line-up of diverse cuisines.”

With 24 locations in the U.S., and more than 450 locations in Japan and Taiwan, Kura Sushi offers traditional Japanese cuisine made with the freshest premium ingredients.

Final Week of Watertown Farmers Market: See Who Will Be There

The season will end for the Watertown Farmers Market on Wednesday, but there are plenty of vendors to visit and special guests, including the Fire Department, the Watertown Library and a musician. The Watertown Farmers Market sent out the following announcement:

Last Week of the Season – Time to Stock Up!Wednesday, October 9th2:30 – 6:00 PMSaltonstall Park [next to Town Hall, 149 Main St.]Come celebrate the end of the season with us, stock up for the next several weeks, and thank the vendors who make it all happen! Thank you all for coming to the market this year — What a wonderful season. We had some tough weather days and appreciate all who continued to come out and support all of our amazing farmers and vendors. Please join us this week for the last market of the season packed with delicious, local food and Autumn harvests, tunes from Kali-Stoddard Imari, and storage tips available at the market manager’s tent to keep your market haul fresh in the week’s ahead.

Catch the End of Summer Crops, Fall Harvests at the Farmers Market

The Watertown Farmers Market has a wide variety of fresh fruits and veggies, as well as prepared foods, meat, fish and more. The Watertown Famers Market provided the following information:

Savor the Last Weeks of SummerSay Hello to Fall ProduceWednesday, Sept. 112:30 – 6:30 p.m.Saltonstall Park [next to Town Hall, 149 Main St.]

Preserving the Summer!With the end of summer fast approaching, those summer favorites of summer squash, tomatoes, and corn are starting to diminish to make way for apples, onions, and the beginnings of winter squash. Here are a couple techniques and recipes that will allow you to enjoy these tasty flavors of summer all winter long! The Kitchen’s Guide to Freezing Summer ProduceBon Appetit’s Guide to Preserving all your Summer Fruits & VegetablesSummer’s Bounty Recipes & Tutorials to Keep you Busy until Thanksgiving

This week be sure to check out Swissbakers new Fall muffin collection including Apple Cinnamon and Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins!

Local Community Farm Celebrates 25 Years With Dinner

The following information was provided by Season to Taste:

On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, Season to Taste, the only chef-driven catering company in Boston, will partner with Waltham Fields Community Farm to celebrate 25 seasons of farming with a spectacular farm-to-table dinner. 

Season to Taste’s Executive Chef Jason Lord will lead the multi-course dinner in the farming field, where many of the fresh ingredients are grown.  During the evening, guests can enjoy music by Somerville musicians, Banjovillian, and toast to 25 years with a selection of Might Squirrel Brewery and Cambridge Brewing Company beverages, rosé wine and seltzers. 

Season to Taste has prepared a menu that will include smoked pork shoulder and tofu, as well as three vegetable dishes to highlight the week’s harvest, and seasonal fruit with fresh whipped cream for dessert. Season to Taste Catering believes in high-quality farm fresh ingredients and strives to promote local farmers and highlight the simplicity of good summer produce. All “Supper on the Farm” proceeds support Waltham Fields education and outreach programs, which provide hands-on outdoor education programs and increased access to sustainably grown, local food to neighbors in need of greater nourishment. Tickets are $130.00 per person for non-members of Waltham Fields Community Farm, which includes a multi-course dinner prepared by Season to Taste with fresh produce from the farm.  For more information or to buy tickets for the event, please visit http://www.communityfarms.org/calendar/event/supper-on-the-farm-one-long-table-in-the-field.

Watertown Farmers Market Features New Vendors, Entertainment

The Watertown Farmers Market will have a couple of new vendors this week, and entertainment for shoppers. The Watertown Farmers’ Market is held Wednesdays 2:30-6:30 p.m.(Closing at 6:00 p.m. in October) from June 12-Oct. 9. Saltonstall Park (Corner of Main St. & Whites Ave. next to Town Hall, 149 Main Street).

Stock Up for the Fourth of July at the Watertown Farmers Market

The Watertown Farmers Market will be in full swing on Wednesday, July 3, and shoppers can get meats and veggies for the grill, ingredients for salads and the kids can enjoy an Independence Day craft. The market will be open on Wednesday, July 3, from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Saltonstall Park (next to Town Hall). The organizers of the Watertown Farmers Market provided the following information:

Pick up tips, chops, sausages, dogs, and more from Lilac Hedge Farm, all perfect for the grill. And let’s not forget about the veggies such as this Grilled Zucchini and Summer Squash Salad or this Grilled Beet Salad with Caramelized Citrus. Guest vendor, B – Organics, will be selling produce bags to keep those veggies fresh until you’re ready to use them.