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Winter market excludes bakers

Newton’s first wintertime farmers market features a variety of apples, hydroponic lettuce, fresh fish, and even local wines. But customers craving a cookie fix will not find one here.

Bakers — from the popover producers to the gluten-free brownie makers — have been shut out of the weekly winter market as a result of the city’s concerns that their presence would create unfair competition with brick-and-mortar retailers in nearby Newton Highlands.

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