SWANSEA – With a farm stand chock stuffed with contemporary produce, it solely appears pure for Almeida’s Vegetable Patch to increase into contemporary smoothies with its new enterprise, Almeida’s Earth Bar.
However smoothies gained’t be the one fare on the new meals truck-style Earth Bar within the parking zone of the farm stand. Beginning out, they may also be promoting sizzling canine, Fall River-style chourico and chips (french fries) sandwiches, Portuguese-style stuffed quahogs and bowls of Blount’s clam chowder and seafood bisque.
For a candy deal with to high it off, they may also be serving up contemporary fruit cups topped with coconut flakes.
Fourth technology proprietor John Almeida Mello IV mentioned he’s going to be performing some check runs with household and pals over the subsequent week or so and if all goes as deliberate, he expects Almeida’s Earth Bar to open to the general public on June 20.
“We already do a very good job with vegetables and fruit so we thought fruit protein smoothies can be fashionable,” he mentioned.
Over time, he mentioned he expects so as to add different gadgets to the menu, particularly these that includes the farm stand’s contemporary substances. “We’re well-known for our corn, so we would do one thing like Mexican avenue corn, however we’ll see the way it goes,” he added.
Beginning out, Mello mentioned he needs to do a smaller menu and do issues proper and develop from there. “I need to begin out small, however I’m open to recommendations,” he mentioned.
A lot of the produce bought on the vegetable patch is grown on the farm and the produce that isn’t grown there may be bought proper from the wholesale produce market in Boston. “It’s all contemporary. I am going up a number of occasions per week and nothing has been sitting in a warehouse,” he mentioned.
Almeida’s Vegetable Patch sometimes has an indication seen on GAR Freeway letting folks know what gadgets can be found weekly from the freshly grown produce on the farm, as nicely.
The smoothies will are available a a number of varieties embody sweeter contemporary fruit ones, spinach or kale-based ones and protein ones akin to chocolate peanut butter. “I feel that will likely be actually fashionable,” Mello added of the chocolate PB smoothie.
Within the period of the coronavirus considerations, he mentioned the Vegetable Patch is already identified for its neatness and cleanliness and the brand new, all stainless-steel Earth Bar will likely be spotlessly clear as nicely, he mentioned. Moreover, site visitors will likely be going solely in a single course. Prospects will drive as much as the Earth Bar, park and depart by a brand new highway that cuts via the farm ending up on Gardner’s Neck Street.
There gained’t be any picnic tables to take a seat at this summer season, however Mello mentioned prospects are welcome to eat of their automobiles and use the trash cans on web site.
Almeida’s Earth Bar is situated on the Almeida’s Vegetable Patch property at 110 GAR Freeway, Swansea. For added data, go to https://www.fb.com/almeidas.vegetablepatch.