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Serious Meats: Crosby the Butcher at Fresh Pond Market

Fresh Pond MarketA few blocks from the Atmark, a small family-owned food market has an outsized presence on the neighborhood shopping scene. Spend some time wandering the aisles of Fresh Pond Market and you’ll understand why.

It’s not just the fresh produce at Fresh Pond Market, bread still warm from the oven or the extensive handpicked wine selection. It’s not just the timeless feel of the place, the fact that regulars can still run a tab or that, as one Yelp reviewer put it, the place has the friendliest staff south of Santa’s Workshop.

It’s all of those things ai??i?? plus Crosby the butcher. Crosby is a Cambridge legacy with a cult following all his own. He learned the trade from his grandfather, and he’s been at it long enough that he’s now passing it onto his son: the pristine workspace, the easy smile and the enthusiasm for handing a customer the cut of meat that will make the meal. The man just knows how to run a butcher counter.

Roasted chickens are a customer favorite. But if you’re looking to mix it up a little, ask Crosby and he’ll help you figure out what you’re in the mood for. He’ll even tell you exactly how to prepare it. His counter is the place to pick up lamb chops, pork loin, sweet Italian sausages, sirloins or rib-eyes ai??i?? whatever pleases the palate. And if you’re in a hurry, just call ahead and Crosby will have your order ready for you (vacuum-packed, if that’s your preference).

The market has all the fixins and sides you’ll need for a well rounded meal, whether it’s dinner for one or a big holiday gathering. It truly is one-stop shopping.

Fresh Pond Market is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. They close up shop Sundays, in the tradition of the true family business, so be sure to plan ahead.

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