|John had a short stack, coffee, and the Sunday Paper.|
John enjoyed the pancake breakfast special offered last Sunday by Far Land Provisions, along with his Sunday paper. Despite another dire prediction of still more snow, and all of the flakes that had been quietly blanketing the town all night, the place was hopping.
Rebecca, behind the counter, just couldn't help dancing a bit to the music that was playing as she rang up customers… It was a sort of R & B/Mowtown/Oldies mix. Later on there was mellow jazz, 80s pop, you name it. Must be part of Far Land's "something for everybody" policy.
Raul and Oscar were in the deli, cranking out breakfast sandwiches and bagels, and that day's killer pancakes, and customers were greeting old friends and meeting new ones as a wide cross section of the town turned out for something good to eat, and a comfy place to meet. I met folks from Truro, Eastham and Australia, and dozens of Townies came in for breakfast and lunch while I was writing this, thanks to the free Wi-Fi at Far Land.
When Tom Boland and Jim Farley started this little market, about 15 years ago, they wanted it to become a comfortable gathering place for Townies and visitors alike, with the feeling of an old-fashioned general store. That's why they carry toothpaste, laundry soap, batteries and assorted sundries alongside fresh produce, impeccable meats, a selection of spirits, and made-from-scratch baked goods every day.
|I opted for a single pancake, paid a little more for real maple|
syrup, and added a bit of Turkey sausage to my breakfast.
As this neighborhood market has grown and evolved over the years, they've added a variety of products and services along the way. At Far Land you can pick up a flashlight for that upcoming hurricane, get great deli sandwiches and prepared foods to take out or eat in, or have your back yard barbecue, clambake or winter solstice party catered.
This winter they're serving a different dinner special every Monday through Thursday, to take out or eat in, from 4:30 to 7 PM. Tomorrow night's specials are Salisbury Steak with mushroom gravy, or a vegetarian version with herb gravy. Both are served with sides of mashed potatoes and creamed corn.
Of course, you can also choose your own combination of dishes from the deli case of splendid prepared entrées, veggies, salads and side dishes, like grilled salmon, baked mac 'n cheese or a lighter choice like turkey meatloaf. The grilled veggies are among my favorites here, and I can't wait to try the maple chili roasted acorn squash, and the chicken, leek and parmesan pie. Don't forget to save room for dessert, too, with up to two dozen or more ever-changing pies, tarts, torts, cookies, brownies, puddings or cakes on any given day, always fresh and always from scratch. Today there were 26 choices, including two gluten free cakes.
Who says there's nowhere to eat in Provincetown in the winter? If you haven't yet tried a meal at Far Land (or one to take out,) try their new Townie Winter Dinner, and watch for daily soups, lunches, and even a breakfast special here and there, throughout the winter, when there's time to make all of this.
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