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Vinny's
76 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145
Part deli, part restaurant, Vinny's in East Somerville has been in business for nearly half a century. Specializing inMore authentic Sicilian cuisine, Vinny's makes everything in-house, from meatballs to sausages, pastas and sauces. Owner Vinny Migliore, is famous for his marinara sauce and was even featured on The Phantom Gourmet. He uses his mother's recipe to make 30 gallons of fresh sauce each day and says people come from all over to try his food. "If I wouldn't eat it myself, I wouldn't serve it. I use the best quality ingredients and take pride in that." 
Union Square Farmers Market
50 Union Sq, Somerville, MA 02143

From heirloom tomatoes and sweet summer corn to golden honey, fresh-cut flowers and artisanal breads, this farmersMore market is a hotspot for local farm produce and foodstuffs. But you'll find more than just juicy berries or crisp lettuce here. This unusual market was founded in 2005 by Union Square Main Streets and is co-sponsored by the City, so you'll find they always have the community in mind.

For one, the produce selection aims to serve the neighborhood's diverse population. Asian greens and South American squash are just as likely to be found as potatoes and carrots. Alongside the usual food stands, you'll also find helpful booths that share healthy recipes, present educational activities or highlight community groups. Theme days at the market focus on resident or broader issues, such as pedestrian concerns or climate change. Finally, to be sure everyone can load up on the good eats, SNAP, Union Square Market Tokens, and Farmers Market WIC coupons are accepted for payment (as are cash and credit). And, oh wait, they also feature live musical acts.

Add it all up, and a trip to this market is more than just shopping. It's the place for a festive and neighborly day out.

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