Here's a tip from a farmer: Look this summer for Round Mauve eggplants, which keep their lovely white flesh when cooked and frozen, and Jenny Lind cantaloupes, bigger (and prettier) than Charentais but just as perfumed. These are among the new offerings from Stillman's farms, a growing family-run enterprise in and around New Braintree. Look for their vegetables and meats (try the hormone-free, pasture-raised smoked pork chops and lamb chorizo) at farmer's markets around Boston every day of the week. Kate Stillman is pictured at the Boston City Hall market.
Stillman's at farmer's markets in Brookline (Thursdays), Cambridgeport (Saturdays), Boston City Hall (Mondays and Wednesdays),
Copley Square (Tuesdays and Fridays), and other markets; stillmansfarm.com
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