Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Fruit Center Marketplace has been selling high quality items and fresh produce on the South Shore since 1973.
For the past 40 years, the Fruit Center Marketplace, which now has locations in Hingham and Milton, has been providing fresh and local food to South Shore residents. The specialty food retailer serves as a hub in the community, both as a social meeting place and a contributing member. In 2012, the Fruit Center contributed $11,000 to Milton and Hingham schools through its giveback program. The business has also sponsored and donated to a long list of local events and causes. "The community is great to us." said Michael Dwyer, the Fruit Center's Marketing Director who has been with the company for 11 years. "We want to give back." Don Mignosa started the Fruit Center in Weymouth in 1973. He then launched the Hingham store, which is now …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Two Milton businesses will attend the South Shore YMCA fundraising event on March 28.
Milton's Abby Park and Fruit Center Marketplace will join over 20 South Shore restaurants at Lombardo's, 6 Billings Street, Randolph, on Thursday, March 28, to benefit the South Shore YMCA's Send a Kid to Camp appeal. The Annual Taste of the South Shore will bring the best of the area's restaurants together to help the YMCA provide financial assistance for children to go to summer camps. This year's event will also feature a beer and wine tasting, called Toast of the South Shore. Toast of the South Shore breweries and wineries include: Cisco Brewers, Hingham Beerworks, Naukabout Beer Company, Clown Shoes, Harpoon Brewery, Hint, Nantucket Vineyard and Still River Winery. Tickets are $100 per person before March 14 and $125 per person …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Fruit Center Marketplace shoppers can earn funds for Milton and Hingham schools the week of November 5.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Fruit Center Marketplace is pleased to announce a fundraising program benefitting nineteen Milton and Hingham schools. From Monday, November 5 through Friday, November 9, customers will be able to download a shopping voucher from the Fruit Center’s website designating which participating school they wish to support when they shop. Customers can present their vouchers at the checkout as many times as they like during the fundraising week. At the end of the fundraising week, the Fruit Center will tally all purchases and donate 20% of the total sales to the designated school. The following schools will be participating in the Fruit Center’s program: Milton Schools: Collicot School, Cunningham School, Fontbonne Academy, Glover School, …
Friday, April 27, 2012
The Best of Readers' Choice voters have selected Fruit Center as the best florist in Milton.
Flowers can be the perfect accent for a variety of occasions, and according to this week’s Best of Readers’ Choice poll, the best place in Milton to get flowers is the Fruit Center Marketplace. The East Milton business offers a wide range of items from fresh produce to fine wines. They also provide vibrant plants in their flower department. Fruit Center earned the honor just ahead of Dorchester-based Lopez the Florist, which received great fanfare in the comment section. Next week, we turn our attention to Mother’s Day as we seek to find the best spot in Milton for Mother’s Day brunch. The poll will open Monday morning and close on Friday.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Share your thoughts about the Fruit Center Marketplace.
Whether you are looking for fresh produce, a robust salad bar, a wide selection of wine or anything in between, the Fruit Center Marketplace has a lot to offer. The first Fruit Center opened in Weymouth in 1973, and was later replaced with a location in Milton and Hingham. Now, the exceptional food and drink items make the Bassett Street store a staple in the Milton community. What do you love about the Fruit Center? What would you change? Please share your review with your fellow Patch neighbors and friends. To review the Fruit Center Marketplace click here and scroll down to the "Rate This Business" section. You can also rate other business on Milton Patch, here. Is your business listed on Milton Patch? If so, did you know you can claim…
Thursday, February 2, 2012
The Fruit Center Marketplace raised $10,000 for the Milton 350th Anniversary Committee recently with a four-course wine dinner.
The Milton 350th Anniversary Committee will have an addition $10,000 to apply to its yearlong celebration of the town’s birthday, after a successful wine dinner recently at the Fruit Center Marketplace. Over 50 patrons attended the event and the Fruit Center matched funds with the proceeds from the dinner. Chef Chris Douglass, owner of Ashmont Grill and Tavolo, created a four-course, colonial-inspired meal for the attendees. Milton resident Dan Michaud, director of education for Ruby Wines, selected a wine pairing for each course. The menu consisted of Massachusetts Bay Fish Chowder, mesclun greens with cranberries and walnuts, Colonial Roast Pig and Indian Pudding with rum raisin ice cream. Milton residents, who remember the fundraising …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
A wine dinner fundraiser at the Fruit Center Marketplace on Thursday, January 26, will benefit the Milton 350th Anniversary Committee.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The Fruit Center Marketplace and Chef Chris Douglass, owner of Ashmont Grill and Tavolo, have scheduled a wine dinner fundraiser to benefit the Milton 350th Anniversary Committee. The dinner, scheduled for Thursday, January 26, will feature a four-course colonial-inspired menu. Each course will feature a wine pairing selected by Milton resident Dan Michaud, Director of Education for Ruby Wines. The dinner will be held at Marketplace Cafe. Cost for the dinner will be $100 per person. There is also a pre-dinner VIP reception featuring champagne and hors d’oeuvres for $150 per person, including dinner. All proceeds from this event will go to the Milton 350th Committee. The Fruit Center has also pledged to match all proceeds up to $5,000. …
Saturday, May 14, 2011
This week, a Riesling makes the grade at the Fruit Center.
Red Newt Cellars Circle Riesling This Riesling from the Finger Lakes region of New York State was recently featured in a Red Newt Cellars pairings dinner at the Fruit Center Marketplace. Wine buyer Tim Paulus paired it with a gazpacho salad with grilled bread and basil, and also suggested it would be good with seafood, particularly oysters and other shellfish. Paulus said Red Newt's Circle is less sweet than many other Rieslings."People are sometimes afraid that a Riesling will be sugary-sweet," Paulus said. "The Red Newt has a fresh acidity with a little hint of sweetness." $9.99 at Fruit Center Marketplace