With the closing of the South End’s Garden of Eden last year, some folks despaired that it’s counterpart market Lionette’s would soon follow. But even in an economic slump, there’s something to be said for paying for grass-fed, local meat and fresh produce from people you know and trust.
Lionette’s has been in business for years, and their commitment to local family values and the community really show in everything they do. Lionette’s only sells beef supplied from three New England farms, on which the cows are grass-fed and given no antibiotics or hormones. The rest of the meat comes from small family-run farms in New York, Quebec, and New England, ensuring that everything they sell comes right from the source. Their eggs are fresh from free-range farms in New York and Vermont. Even the veg heads among us here at MenuPages have a lot of love for the humane way Lionette’s handles their farm business, including their supply of fresh and seasonal produce (as opposed to the GMO junk that you find at odd times of the year in everyday supermarkets). While they do stock mainstream organic fruits and veggies out of season (because let’s face it - we’ve all long since stopped eating only seasonal foods and demand more), a complete list of the New England farms they patronize as often as possible can be found on their webpage. The extensive Lionette’s FAQ should be consulted by those with any misgivings. And otherwise, you should be headed to the shop right about…now.
Lionette’s [Official Site]