Still River Winery, from Harvard, MA was there sampling their Apple Ice Wine, which I've never seen before. Similar to regular Ice Wine, it's a thicker, sweet dessert wine that you only drink in small portions. Because it takes so many apples to make small amounts of the drink, it's a bit expensive but nice for a special occasion.
Valicenti Organico was the fresh pasta vendor not allowed to sell their ravioli this week - but they'll have it next week. In place of their ravioli, they offered their fresh pastas - and in so many varieties, including whole wheat options! They sampled their oversized elbows with their homemade tomato sauce and arugula lemon pesto - which were delicious. Their website tells their great story of how they found themselves with this fresh pasta company and has amazing pictures of them making all of their fresh pasta varieties.
Nella Pasta, based out of Jamaica Plain, was offering their ravioli this past week and sampled some of their ravioli fillings. The packages are perfect for two - so grab a friend and try out their ravioli. My coworker and I have a standing date to try these out in a couple weeks - the Smoked Mozarella, White Bean and Sage filling had a great strong flavor that I'd like to try in ravioli form.
Christina's Ice Cream had a post and got their Coconut Almond Chip. Taza Chocolate was also there sampling a half dozen of their different organic chocolate bars. I think I've had their chocolate before but I was reminded just how good their specialty chocolate is. You can also tour their factory in Somerville - 45 minutes, just $5 and you can reserve a spot in advance. I liked the Cinnamon bar the best I think.
So what are you waiting for - check out this site and find the farmers' market closest to you! This time around I left with homemade Baba Ghanoush from Samra's Homemade - Authentic Egyptian and Lebanese Food. Mm - they were sampling, it was fresh and delicious and my parents love it - which was enough to sell me on a small container of it!