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Northshore October 2015

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56 | OCTOBER 2015 photographs by Eric Roth LIVE BY CHARLOTTE ROTH Ipswich's Marini Farm has recently expanded to include a bakery designed by Cummings Architects. Pastures, Produce, and Pies An Ipswich staple for more than 75 years, Marini Farm is a favorite of North Shore residents who appre- ciate local produce and friendly service. This year, the Marini Farm Stand has received a very welcomed facelift with the addition of a state- of-the-art kitchen and bakery. The project—a collaboration between third-generation owner Mike Marini, Mathew Cummings of Cum- mings Architects, and Shawn Cayer of Windhill Builders—has opened up a world of possibilities for the farm stand. In the words of Mike Marini, "The sky's the limit!" In 1928, Joseph and Gina Marini, along with two other families, founded Marini Farm. Ten years later, those other families moved away to start farms in other areas, making the Marinis the sole proprietors of the 200-acre Ipswich farm. Initially, they were wholesale distributors of potatoes, tomatoes, apples, pears, and berries. The retail business was launched when Gina began selling surplus strawberries by the side of the road in the 1970s. Her instant suc- The newly organized kitchen at Marini Farm accommodates a team of busy bakers.

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