Our selection of cactus pears come primarily from Italy and the coast of the Mediterranean area. They’re very sweet and look beautiful inside. As Tony Russo from Russo’s in Watertown, Massachusetts, puts it, “they'll stain easily but taste great!” Dragon fruit is a similar variety.
Pomegranates are a multicultural fruit that dates back to 3500 BC in the Middle East and are one of the earliest cultivated fruits. “Pomegranate seeds are special, there’s really nothing quite like them!” says Tony Russo from Russo’s in Watertown, Massachusetts. Inside, there are edible crimson red seeds with chewable kernels that have a unique taste comparable to fresh grapefruit.
We have a special arrival of products from western Massachusetts including radicchio tardivo, a specialty Italian green. We also have great green and purple daikon radishes from Kitchen Garden Farm, and Queen’s Green’s. “They add so much life to the kitchen,” says Tony Russo from Russo’s in Watertown, Massachusetts, and can be eaten raw in a salad or cooked in a soup. All organic and carefully cultivated in western Massachusetts!
At Russo’s, mushrooms “are always popular around the holidays, and this year is no exception,” says Tony Russo from Russo’s in Watertown, Massachusetts. We have Oyster mushrooms grown locally and yellow ones from New York. We carry many types of shiitake mushrooms, including organic baby shiitakes and an improved variety from China. Our chanterelle mushrooms are a great color and size.
According to Tony Russo from Russo’s in Watertown, Massachusetts, Cyclamens “are very prolific bloomers, have lots of color all winter long, are easy to take care of and don’t cost a lot of money.” These flowers are grown locally and we have been working with this farmer for 20 years.