Photos: April 2015, for North Shore Magazine
Middleton, MA - On a warm, sunny April morning, I visited Eva's Organic Butcher Shop just off of Rt. 114 in Middleton (a little before Richardson's Ice Cream if you're coming from I-95 or Rt. 1). I was welcomed by Roberto Alonzo, the owner, and his seven year old daughter, Eva. The shop, which opened in the Fall of 2014, is a small, but health conscious business (on track to be the first certified organic butcher shop in Massachusetts). Roberto himself, with a diabetic, additionally diagnosed with a celiac disease, sources gluten free meats and other goods, such as barbecue sauces and marinades from local producers. Everything he orders for the store is LOCAL. The day before my shoot, Roberto had one whole cow, a couple of pigs, and a few lambs, delivered from a farm in Boxford, MA.
The butcher's daughter, Eva, was eager to show me around the shop and be my handy assistant when I made the portraits of Roberto and his son, Nico. I have a great feeling that a place such as Eva's Farm, with it's integrity and responsibility for the food they provide to their community, will be around for quite a long time. And, it wouldn't surprise me if Eva, herself, will be running the place sometime soon.
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