South End Holiday Stroll and Birthday Lupper

Siena Farms, Ana Sortun, Barbara Lynch, Boston, Butcher Shop, Stir

Farmer Chris of Siena Farms works the crowd in their South End location.

Despite a biting cold wind we ventured out into the sun yesterday and enjoyed a short holiday stroll in Boston’s South End.  Barbara Lynch and her various locations on Waltham Street were welcoming a new partner to the street, celebrating the season with Chef Ana Sortun of Oleana and her husband, Farmer Chris, who runs Siena Farms and just opened a year round farm stand between Stir and The Butcher Shop.  To celebrate the opening, Chef Ana Sortun was signing her latest book Spice and Chef Barbara Lynch signed Stir, while chatting with the crowd and sharing a few snacks and Champagne.

Yummy treats

Chefs Lynch and Sortun inside Stir

Cookbooks galore!

In addition to the packed house inside Stir, there was an equally large crowd inside Siena Farms Store, with people picking up fresh root vegetables like carrots and beets, and sweets from Sofra. It was great to see Farmer Chris and Trevor inside the store, and have a chance to talk to them about our CSA this past year.  We loved getting our CSA from Siena Farms this past year, and you can find posts about what we got here and here.

Farmer Chris and Trevor

Beautiful Keuka Gold Potatoes

Down on the farm

Next on the stroll, and our last stop, was a peek into The Butcher Shop where a Paté and Porchetta demonstration was going on, and then a relaxing lupper (a cross between lunch & supper) to celebrate my birthday.   As always TBS was full of diners as well as a crowd around the Butcher Block where Butcher Jonathan Sellito was working.

Butcher Jonathan Sellito working some swine

The crowd watches Butcher Jonathan tie up his porchetta

After a brief walk down to The Polka Dog Bakery, we returned to TBS and I enjoyed a wonderful celebratory meal together with Susan and Marina.

Thanks for reading along, and Remember, F2%, Because Heavy Cream Is Always Better!



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