THE LOCAL PROVISIONS PANTRY

THE LOCAL PROVISIONS PANTRY

Keep your money close to home, shore up your community of friends and neighbors, and build a sustainable food system that thrives by supporting locals first.

by Mandy McAndrews.

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Local Provisions: Brewery 44 & Forty Second Brew Company

Local Provisions: Brewery 44 & Forty Second Brew Company

Born during the COVID pandemic, Brewery 44, located directly off Route 44 in Carver, is an authentic farmhouse-style brewery. Mike Johnson, the proprietor, indicated that he was “looking for a new opportunity” and “purchased some homebrew equipment.” He started brewing...

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Local Provisions: Shoveltown Brewery

Local Provisions: Shoveltown Brewery

Shovel Town Brewery, located in the historic section of Easton, is a microbrewery dedicated to high-quality lagers and ales. It is housed within the historic Ames Shovel Works, a 19th-century iron shovel-manufacturing complex. Shovel Town opened its doors in 2017 and...

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Local Provisions: Black Hat Brew Works

Local Provisions: Black Hat Brew Works

Black Hat Brew Works opened its doors in 2015 in the middle of the Scotland Boulevard industrial park in Bridgewater. Paul Mulcahy and his brother Scott first started homebrewing out of a shed in Norton. Time passed, experience was gained, better equipment was...

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Local Provisions: Veronica’s Sweetcakes, Marshfield

Local Provisions: Veronica’s Sweetcakes, Marshfield

By Brendan Martin Coyne. If you don’t have the ingredients (or time!) to bake bread or cookies, Veronica’s Sweetcakes in downtown Marshfield has you covered with seasonal-styled cookie decoration kits, which are not only delicious but a fun activity for the kids. Just...

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Local Provisions: Rosa’s Food Shoppe, South Easton

Local Provisions: Rosa’s Food Shoppe, South Easton

By Brendan Martin Coyne. Authentic Italian Foods: Chicken Parmesan Sometimes we have a stormy day that comes as a blessing. All we want to do is watch the wild weather from the confines of our home. Open the freezer, preheat the oven, plop down on the couch, and binge...

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Local Provisions: Plimoth Grist Mill, Plymouth

Local Provisions: Plimoth Grist Mill, Plymouth

  By Brendan Martin Coyne. Before we venture outside, pancakes with local maple syrup are a snow day staple. With the Plimoth Grist Mill so close to many, how can you not take advantage of local, stone-ground flour from a replica of a mill that was built in 1636?...

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Local Provisions: Cafe NutMegs, North Attleboro

Local Provisions: Cafe NutMegs, North Attleboro

Dipped Caramel Apples By Brendan Martin Coyne. Another option to fulfill those sweet tooth cravings while holed up inside your house is Café NutMegs. Naturally, since you’ll be shoveling snow all day and burning calories, you’ll need a few Gourmet Apples to keep up...

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Local Provisions: Nilsa’s Herbal Tea, Dartmouth

Local Provisions: Nilsa’s Herbal Tea, Dartmouth

Herbal Tea: Immune Support By Brendan Coyle. If coffee isn’t your “cup of tea,” be sure to procure some fresh herbs from Nilsa’s Herbal Tea in South Dartmouth. Nilsa has stuck to the tried-and-true way of craftsmanship. Herbs are grown locally at Round the Bend Farm....

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Local Provisions: Maple and Thyme Granola

Local Provisions: Maple and Thyme Granola

By Brendan Martin Coyne. • Tall teal blue coffee mug by Kiran Pottery. • Wooden bowl from Peterman's Bowls, Gill MA. Amanda Smallwood, a second-grade teacher, created a successful granola business as an extension to her successful blog Maple & Thyme, to feed her...

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Local Provisions: Mrs. Mekler’s Mercantile

Local Provisions: Mrs. Mekler’s Mercantile

By Brendan Martin Coyne. Fall in New England. The hot summer months are dwindling and the days are slowly starting to get shorter. The Harvest Moon floats on the horizon; crisp, airy mornings become the rule; and warm apple crisp starts to dominate as the dessert of...

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Local Provisions: Speedwell Coffee Roasters, Plymouth

Local Provisions: Speedwell Coffee Roasters, Plymouth

By Brendan Martin Coyne Speedwell Coffee has been forming relationships with local businesses and roasting coffee in Plymouth since 2008. Once simply a small coffee roaster, Speedwell has evolved into a valuable support partner for other small coffee shops, bakeries, and...

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Local Provisions: Maquires Mushrooms

Local Provisions: Maquires Mushrooms

By Brendan Martin Coyne. Along with cool summer breezes and picturesque sunsets, there also comes the rainy, wet, damp season that lasts a few weeks into early summer. This type of weather is an incubator for one of our favorite micro-ecosystems, fostering the growth...

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Local Provisions: Grow Cocktails

Local Provisions: Grow Cocktails

By Brendan Martin Coyne. What better is there to do on a hot summer day than to poke around in the garden, relax with a book on the deck, or slowly saunter to the beach with your favorite chair after enjoying an organic, unique, and locally made craft cocktail?...

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Local Provisoons: Haitian Epis: Haitian Seasoning Sauce

Local Provisoons: Haitian Epis: Haitian Seasoning Sauce

By Brendan Martin Coyne. Ever find yourself day-dreaming about fresh, flavorful Caribbean meals? Think Jamaican jerk spice, or an Islander’s local homemade sauce, made according to a family recipe that goes back generations. Haitian epis, a spicy, plant-based...

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Local Provisions: ACK Roasters Coffee

Local Provisions: ACK Roasters Coffee

by Brendan Martin Coyne. “Better Planet, Better Beans, Better Coffee®” — what more could you want on a cold, crisp morning than fresh, locally roasted coffee? ACK Roasters is a local woman-owned company in Scituate that focuses on creating superb coffee,...

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About The Author

Mandy McAndrews

Mandy McAndrews curates, describes, and photographs the Local Provisions column as well as offering other article contributions. Owner of LocalGirlSmallWorld.com, she showcases small business products in styled seasonal online LookBooks created at her home studio in Plymouth, MA.

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