Giulio Pellegrini and his family have been running The Farmland – a small grocery store, deli, and bakery in Wakefield – for 35 years.
Although it started out as a produce market with a small Italian deli, The Farmland now includes seven aisles of groceries, catering services, a deli and butcher shop, and a full-service bakery.
The Pellegrinis’ passion for their store plays a big part in its longevity, but the slew of deli sandwiches and salads, fresh produce, variety of groceries, and indulgent baked goods helps, too. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Michelle Collins is a food writer and professional chef who runs The Economical Eater blog (www.theeconomicaleater.com)