IMG_6306 Starting today, we’ll be donating 10% of sales for the entire month of October to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation… So gather up some friends and find any excuse to come in. It’s time to get your pink on! In October of 2014, nearly a year after opening The Corner Stop with my husband Ron, I was stunned to find myself diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine mammogram. DSC_3069a   It’s been a journey, but after three surgeries, chemo and radiation, I’ve completed my treatment and am feeling strong and ready to make a difference. 1 in 8 women Is diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime…. our mothers, daughters, wives, and friends…. 1 in 8, and men are not immune.  As with all cancers, early detection is everything. IMG_5090   As I often say, I was the poster child for someone you’d never suspect of getting breast cancer- I don’t smoke, rarely drink, exercise for hours a day, eat well, breast fed both my children, and have cancer nowhere in my family, much less breast cancer… and yet it came knocking. Cancer by its very definition is arbitrary and it’s important to remain vigilant. Fortunately, there is a highly effective screening for breast cancer- a mammogram- but you have to show up. As my radiologist said, I was a textbook case for why they recommend annual mammograms. It was caught early, and I am where I am today because I did just that- I showed up. I’m hoping to use the restaurant and its connection to our local community as a platform for fundraising and awareness. We were the beneficiaries of extraordinary kindness and grace from friends, family, and our community, and we’re ready to pay it forward. Please help us spread the word and join us for what promises to be an incredibly uplifting month at the restaurant. With bottomless gratitude, Rudy Vale    
We were proud to have been a part of this extraordinary night- The Farm to Fork Dinner at Norwell Farms. It was a kicking’ party with great energy, a beautiful setting, delicious food, and dangerously tasty craft cocktails. Our advice is to mark your calendars next year- You won’t want to miss it. Hats off to our friends at Norwell Farms for doing it so right.12068703_1158939747454892_44914652751743372_o   Chef Sam created a Norwell Farms Heirloom Tomato and Roasted Corn Salad with Goat Cheese Crema and Peekytoe Crab Salad, served on toasted Francese bread… a delicious taste of late summer. IMG_6289   The farmers we have to thanks for reminding us what real fruits and vegetables can taste like…. the lovely Elise and Scott Franklin, looking dashing in their decidedly unfarmer garb.   IMG_6290
11754825_1115899995092201_9019939436676332283_o   Just look at these beauties from Norwell Farms! Lucky us. Come in to sample the squash blossoms tempura battered, with crab stuffing and a miso dipping sauce. On a side note, Rudy’s been loving’ her CSA through the farm. Every Thursday feels like Christmas morning, with little gifts from the garden… and she swears the kids were eating kohlrabi and fava beans last night. Check out all the good work they’re doing on their website, or stop by the farm on Jacob’s Lane in Norwell. 10568798_915881361760733_8824754223233046163_n   11722592_1109753559040178_8074652844251070952_o   And you can always swing by Hornstra for an ice cream on the way home, look out on the fields and think how lucky we are to live where we do.   10327036_10152406147962460_784915048_n        
1404313487552   Happy 4th of July weekend! Just a heads up that we’ll be closed all day on the 4th so our staff can hoot and holler with the rest of you. We’re here for you otherwise, open tonight and Sunday… Pick up some take out for the beach, order prepared food for your BBQ, or just stop by for a Black Rock Lemonade and a bite on the way home from the shore. We’ve got dollar oysters tonight at the bar from 4:30-6:30 to help kick off the festivities!
BELBER: Scapes Spruce Up Local Fare July 1, 2015 Here at the Corner Stop, the only thing that makes us happier than bringing local farms to table is to bring school gardens to table. Our friends at Holly Hill have been doing sacred work for years getting school children’s hands dirty and and giving them an appreciation of sustainable farming. We’re proud to play a part through our composting program, feeding the earth that feeds us. Come in to taste the fruits of their labor with Walnut Crusted Halibut + Garlic Scapes + Yukon Gold Puree.  Read Jonny’s column here…  
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Jon Belber, Education Director, Holly Hill Farm

   
1619487_10153520982460757_463928582306204305_n   Janice from Holly Hill farms showed up today with a pile of garlic scapes grown at Hingham High School, making us pretty giddy… 11048698_10153520982245757_2737039666855158732_n   If you’re not familiar with garlic scapes, they’re the flower stalk of the garlic plant that are usually cut to allow the plant to focus its energy on the bulb.  Besides being nearly too pretty to eat, the garlic scapes are delicious, with a milder garlic flavor and a slight sweetness.  We’re thinking Garlic Scape Pesto for the Halibut…
1507862_281888191989071_1255611012421982181_n   Congratulations Graduates… college, high school, elementary, and yes, even you pre-schoolers! Do your grads proud with a family gathering to toast their achievements, even if it is just Hornstra chocolate milk they’re drinking. Call us to arrange your graduation ceremony, big or small.
10325774_276071912570699_3457611776871428236_n   For those still scrambling, we’ve got a few reservations left for Mother’s Day… and some advice for the perfect day from our resident mom: Step 1: Let her sleep in. No… breakfast in bed does not make up for waking her. Step 2: Start with some quality family time… a hike, a bike ride, a visit to the beach. Just make sure you’re the one doing all the packing and organizing. Step 3: Nourish her. What mom wants to cook and clean on Mother’s Day? Treat her right by taking her out for a delicious meal. That’s where we come in… We’re serving lunch from 10:30-2:30 with special brunch additions and dinner from 5-8. Added bonus- you keep the kids happy. Step 4: Spoil her. Something indulgent like a massage, that bag she’s been eyeing or a gift certificate to her fave store. Step 5: Leave her alone. Sometimes some peace and quiet and down time are the best gifts you can give a mom. It’s free play time and what mom doesn’t dream about that?!