Farmers and Purveyors
Family Dinner scours the region for the best New England has to offer: organic vegetables the week they are harvested; quality dairy, eggs, and meats; just-baked breads and grains; fresh, locally caught fish and seafood; and special ingredients from organic corn tortillas to local wildflower honey, exotic mushrooms to artisanal cheeses.
Each week, we select our ingredients in partnership with people who have dedicated their lives to mastering their craft. They are farmers, butchers, bakers, cheese makers, pasta producers, and spice savants.
But they are also our neighbors. What’s in our shares is from our communities—food from where you live to enrich how you live.
Here are some of our partners who will be sharing their best with you:
Feather Brook Farms was founded by Tad Largey and his family. Feather Brook supplies us with free range, antibiotic free chicken, eggs, pork and beef. You'll also see his products popping up in menus around town, including Shepard (one of our favorites). When we first tried Tad's chicken at Shepard, we were blown away. It was the most delicious chicken we've ever tasted. Tad's wonderful, and he looks great in overalls, to boot.
Brookford Farm provides Family Dinner with incredibly delicious, certified organic vegetables, pasture raised meats, eggs, and dairy. These guys can do it all. We originally found Brookford through Pam Denholm at South Shore Organics - they came highly recommended and delivered on all of the promises.
Red’s Best was founded in 2006 by Jared Auerbach. They are a Boston-based seafood wholesaler which aggregates from small, community-based fishing boats. Their mission is to support the livelihoods of American fishermen while sustaining fisheries for harvest. They've had a lot of success doing it, too. We share this mission and are proud to buy our fish from the folks at Red's best.
This pasta is made fresh every day with sustainably sourced ingredients. Nella Pasta creates beautiful ravioli, pure semolina pasta, and deliciously flavored pasta with basil, sriracha, and squid ink as just a few of the creative varieties. You can taste the passion and care that goes into crafting this pasta. Toss it with your favorite local vegetables, or just a little pepper and cheese (Cacio e Pepe is our favorite). If you make it to Boston Public Market, pick up a pound of pasta and say "hi" to Avery for us!
When you walk into Iggy's bakery in Cambridge, you are hit with a wave of aromas that lift your spirit. There is simply nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread, and this bread is just incredible. Iggy's makes natural, European-style loaves for customers in the Boston area. They share our values and our love for delicious delicious baked goods.
You have never seen or tasted mushrooms like this. We recently asked Mycoterra for something exotic, something that couldn't be found in stores. They suggested Lion's Mane mushrooms and explained that the texture and taste was sweet and delicate - it might remind you of crab or lobster meat. After tasting them, we agreed, and our minds were blown. Julia, Mycoterra's founder and owner, set up shop in Westhampton and produces the most beautiful mushrooms you've ever seen.
In each weekly share, you'll find a rotating specialty item and a sweet treat. These items likely came from Boston Public Market. It's an absolutely beautiful market, with the freshest and most delicious food, meats, flowers, and specialty items. We really recommend that you check them out sometime. It's a super fun place to shop and it's a shining example of how to bring lots of people together around great food and local businesses.