Category Archives: food

Wellesley Farmers’ Market: Not giving up on the Fall or beyond

As we reported a couple weeks back, the Wellesley Farmers’ Market won’t be happening this spring. Various parties associated with the market (Whole Foods, the market manager, Sustainable Wellesley, etc.) didn’t respond to our inquiries at the time (only MassHort did), but now a formal statement has been issued on the market’s status that confirms […]

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New delivery service brings Wellesley residents instant groceries

Instacart, a delivery service that brings groceries to your door from Whole Foods, Shaw’s, and Russo’s in as little as an hour and for $3.99 for orders over $35 (your first delivery is free), is expanding to Wellesley.  The company is unaffiliated with any of the stores and operates by linking customers with personal shoppers. If […]

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Wellesley Middle School students say, “Viva la France”

The Wellesley Middle School French Club earlier this week welcomed students to an all-school fete as a way for students to learn about and experience French culture.  In addition to putting on the festival each year, the club meets twice a month to explore French culture through cooking activities, movies, and games.   You might […]

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Wellesley Farmers’ Market not sprouting this spring

We heard whispers yesterday that the farmers’ market, located in the Whole Foods parking lot May – October for the past two years, would not return for 2014. The Wellesley Farmers’ Market celebrated its grand opening in May of 2012 thanks to a collaboration involving organizations such as Sustainable Wellesley, Whole Foods and Mass Hort, and featured local vendors […]

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How can Wellesley Whole Foods afford to slash prices this way?

Many Wellesley residents have fond memories of the old Star Market and mourned its passing.  It was widely presumed that the store could simply no longer afford the high cost of doing business in Wellesley, what with it’s outdated business model that emphasized low prices and sales. When Whole Foods moved into the space, it […]

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Public hearing about Wellesley retail beer/wine sales set for Monday

Now that Wellesley voters have approved a measure to allow retail sales of beer and wine, the Board of Selectmen will take on the task of pinning down rules for the licenses it will dole out. The regular board meeting starts at 7pm on Monday, March 10 at Town Hall, beginning with Citizen Speak. The […]

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Wellesley hooked on Hi-Chew candy from Japan

A thriving gray market for a succulent and chewy candy from Japan called Hi-Chew has taken hold at Wellesley Middle School this year. The candy, described by some as a tastier and last plasticky version of Starbursts, is chewy — as the name implies — and features a colorful and  flavorful goo in the middle […]

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