Far Land Provisions opened in 2003, under a mashup of the last names of Jim Farley and Tom Boland, who was then chairman of the Historic District Commission. Its odd tables and big front porch beckon you to linger. It is cozy, aromatic and temptingly cluttered, and a beacon of life in dark winter months. The building (1952) has long played that role, as the L & A Supermarket — that would be Leo Morris and Arlene Morris — and as Nelson’s Market, originally founded in 1933 at 349 Commercial Street and run by Clarence M. Nelson and his wife, Mabel Nelson.
Its pre-direct-dial phone number, 45, is preserved in Far Land’s 487-0045.