A Little Lamberts History
This early location of Lambert's was known in its day as "The Tampa Fruit Company" located on Hancock Street in North Quincy, Massachusetts at the foot of the old Neponset Bridge. Through-out the 1960's Paul Lambert and Salvatore "Tootie" Brunetto peddled a full selection of the finest fruits and vegetables available. They also sold flowers and Christmas trees and had a working cider mill on premises, which provided delicious tasting old fashioned, unpasturized apple cider each fall and winter.
In the 1960's an abundance of local farms throughout the Greater Boston area allowed Paul and Tootie to work with many local famers and sell a large variety of "native" produce. Paul and Tootie also obtained produce through the Boston Wholesale produce markets which complimented "Tampa's" native selection of fruits and vegetables with items from the finest farms in California, Florida, Canada and beyond.
By the early 70's progress forced "Tampa" to make way for the MBTA Red Line service to Boston. But the commitment to selling quality produce from around the corner and around the world continues.
All seven Lambert's locations operating today, from Boston to Cape Cod, continue to work closely with the finest local farmers, growers and Boston Wholesale markets to glean only the freshest and finest.
Paul and Tootie circa 1965