Brother’s Marketplace Medfield
I first visited Brothers Marketplace in Medfield while at an all day sporting event at the local high school. My husband and I were walking into town for lunch and he told me about a place called Brothers and that I would love it. Just in front of us was the storefront – the sign, the font, the colors, the charmingly arranged bales of hay outside. “I already do, ” I replied. “How can you know you love it?” he asked. I looked at him in astonishment – because you just know. It comes in handy, this sense about where to find good food (another post will be about my food finds in NYC last month). But let’s give credit where credit is due, the husband did find Brothers, I just ID’d it as wonderful from the street. It lived up to (nay, exceeded) its promise and we walked there twice more that day, bypassing the Starbucks across the street in favor of the coffee at Brothers.
The second time I visited Brothers was in response to an invitation to a Blogger Breakfast. To be honest, I didn’t even read the invite all the way through before I replied yes! I didn’t have to…I was on board no matter what they were sharing – and it turns out they were sharing a lot – great food and delicious freshly roasted coffee, a lovely tour sharing how into how they work as a team and find the wonderfully locally sourced items and the specialty items. And then time to sit at the wonderful farm table with blogging friends and chat. And sample. And chat. And sample. Well, you get the idea.
Brother’s Marketplace manages to be both sophisticated and homey at the same time. It has a lovely old fashioned feel but with the super clean and state of the art fixtures, equipment and cases, you know you are in good hands. Brother’s (Bro-Med in our house) is part of the Roche Brothers family of stores but in a micro-grocery kind of way. The staff is ever friendly and polite and I know – I have visited both stores a few times since (there is one in Weston, too), and was warmly greeted each and every time, and no one knew I was writing about the store – they’re just naturally that nice.
In addition to fantastic produce, there are equally beautiful and fully stocked meat, fish and cheese departments and carefully curated dry goods, well, carefully curated everything, really. The prepared food is wonderful – everything from a hot bar with house made mac and cheese and rotisserie chicken (perfect) to amazing in-house sushi. The sandwiches (I have sampled four so far but willing to go back if research demands it) are all delicious and the selection of salads is impressive.
You can complete an entire grocery shop here, or just drop in for some of their terrific freshly roasted coffee and yummy baked goods and grab dinner for later. I happily would visit daily if it were a tiny bit closer to home. Hint to Brothers – A Bro-New? Please?
I was invited to a Blogger Breakfast and tour of Brother’s Marketplace in Medfield and received a gift bag of wonderful food to sample. The in-house mozzarella is a must have and it was thoughtfully paired with basil and a fantastic loaf of bread. Caprese sandwiches for dinner! I did not receive any compensation for this post and, as always, all opinions are my own.