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New sour creams from Vermont Creamery in Websterville.

Vermont Creamery raises the bar with flavored sour creams

Any one can bolster mashed potatoes or a dressing.

New York-based Momofuku, an acclaimed restaurant group, ships pantry staples.

Momofuku debuts make-at-home noodles

There are three varieties: Soy & Scallion, Spicy Soy, or Tingly Chili. Each package serves five and takes four minutes to cook.

Cans of Halyard ginger beer, made in Vermont.

Spotlight on Halyard, a Vermont brewery and tap room featuring ginger beer

Is ginger beer actually beer? Depends on who you ask.

Sarah Lipinski, owner of Sweet Brook Farm, in front of her new store on the family’s farm in Williamstown.

After a devastating fire, an eighth-generation farmer rebuilds her family’s maple sugar farm

The Lipinskis are revitalizing and regenerating Sweet Brook Farm in Williamstown for the future.

Mai Nguyen, executive pastry chef at Coquette.

Making bread and desserts with precision and optimism at Coquette

Mai Nguyen cooked with Thomas Keller and Joanne Chang. Now she’s sweetening the scene at the Omni Seaport Hotel.

A martini at Double T's in Marlborough.

At Double T’s in Marlborough, no need to make your martini a double

They’re flavorful, potent, and pair well with fried pepperoni.

The exterior of Alden & Harlow in Harvard Square.

Rotating beer garden opens in Harvard Square Saturday

Alden & Harlow expects to host six to eight breweries on Saturdays through October, closing part of Brattle Street to cars from 2-10 p.m.

Chef Will Gilson pulls out dishes of lasagna while preparing takeout meals at Geppetto restaurant in Cambridge Crossing. The restaurant will officially open in early October.

A slew of restaurants arrive in the Seaport; Shake Shack bets on a new casino location

Plus, drink some beers and adopt a pup.

Large windows line the front of house at Premiere on Broadway.

In Magoun Square, Premiere on Broadway is ready for its close-up

Italian-American food from Eataly’s Dan Bazzinotti takes center stage at the restaurant and entertainment venue.

Apples at Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury last September.

Where to go apple picking in Massachusetts

With the fall season upon us, apple orchards are suddenly calling. Explore our map of the best places to go apple-picking around Massachusetts.

Cabot's line of macaroni and cheese will be widely available later this month.

Thinking inside the box, Cabot launches a mac & cheese line

It comes in three flavors: Seriously Sharp, Pepper Jack, and Bacon Cheddar.

Smoke Break from the Emory.

The perfect fall transition cocktail

Smoke Break is the cornerstone of the autumn menu at the Emory, where Esther Awdykowyz, the beverage director, isn’t ready to say goodbye to summer.

Lucille Wine Shop at 776 Washington St. in Lynn.

A Lynn block party to mark Lucille Wine Shop’s anniversary and to do some good

A portion of ticket sales and a percentage of the sales from the Sept. 25 event will go to Girls Inc. of Lynn.