Barton Lettuce celebrates its one year anniversary, congratulations to owner, Alex Sinclair and her team.

I remember before the door opened, walking by one day while the sign was being erected, and meeting Alex.  Hard to believe that was one year ago.  Barton Lettuce is a welcomed addition to Barton Street.  This little store is situated between “Crumbled” and the former Suru Yoga Studio, at 337 Barton Street East.

You may recall my article in the BIA newsletter, when I said I could not wait to shop there, well now I have so much experience as a Barton Lettuce Shopper.   I love this store; I often visit 3 or 4 times a week.  Although the store is small in square footage, it is mighty in what is sells.  Fresh produce and a variety of fruits, dips, dairy, nuts and seeds.  You may notice the fruit switches up, depending on the season, but be assured it is always fresh.   Alex tries so hard to buy from local farmers, however there are something’s that have to be imported, such as avocados.   You will find a mix of farm fresh and organic produce, and, if you can’t find what you want, just ask Alex and she will do her best to find it for you.

Also on the shelves, you will find a variety of oils, honey, & maple syrup.   On any given day you will find fresh bread from a local bakery, and on Thursdays only, you will be able to purchase fresh Sourdough bread, I suggest making a quick phone call to reserve your loaf, as she quickly runs out.  Each season, and especially at holiday events, you will find fresh flowers and plants.  This weekend she has some beautiful daffodils.  The store is bright and cheerful.

If you are like me, you have been wanting to find a store that sells fresh produce, since the closure of Rumors, look no further…..
Alex tries not to waste any produce, she has a small shelving unit at the back of the store, where you can purchase day-old and slightly damaged (bruised or browned) produce & fruit.   This has been a boon for me and many who live in my neighborhood.

Barton Lettuce is on the #2 bus route, there are also parking meters on Barton if you drive.  The store is accessible, with the doorway being wide enough for wheelchair users.
Call Alex to have your order prepared ahead of your visit, and take this time to ask her about her blackboard specials.  All her staff has always been welcoming and cordial; ask them for advice or suggestions and they will not fail to answer with full details….

Congratulations Alex, and here’s to many more years ahead.
Hopefully we will see Alex again at the next Barton Village Festival in June.