Walnut Market is an independent shop owned and run by local Needham man, Moe Khalaj, and his family. After purchasing the store in the summer of 2004, Moe wanted to give it a more homey, international taste to reflect his personality, and add to the neighborhood he loved to bring his family to. In the picture above is Moe's youngest son on the far left, Moe's oldest son on the far right, and Moe second from the left.
About Moe and the Store
Moe left Iran after the Islamic Revolution in 1979 to find a better life free of oppression. His travels took him to Montreal, where he studied at a local university and adapted to local life. It was in Montreal that he met his wife, and then later moved to the United States to raise his children. Walnut Market owes it's international flare to Moe's journeys and times spent traveling. He wanted to model the store after the ones he had seen in Montreal, with a bazaar feel, and a local taste. The result is Walnut Market: a local, independent store where you can find rare delicacies from Moe's home country, Iran, fresh bread on a regular basis, candies and food from Montreal and Europe, and even a huge selection of goods from other local businesses. It doesn't stop there; Moe's hunger for all things unique has led to Walnut Market carrying products from Holland, Fair-trade products from Vermont and coffee from Nicaragua, treats from South Africa, hand selected (and tasted! ;) ) craft beer and fine wine! As if that's not unique enough, we also carry real, hand-made Persian rugs! We are always welcome to ideas on how to improve, and what new products you'd like to see in our store.
At Walnut Market we pride ourselves in bringing you the best from around the corner and around the world! If it's not something we wouldn't share with our own family, we wouldn't share it with yours.
What makes our community so great is diversity. Here at Walnut Market, our goal is to bring diversity and the world to our community. We go out of our way to bring in products from around the world to share with you as we share with our family. We see the community as our family; Moe and his wife raised their kids here, and that's why Walnut Market is so proud to continue to provide to all happy patrons. Walnut Market knows that it's not just about bringing products to sell. We actively participate in our neighborhood and know its important to spread the wealth by supporting other local businesses. By supporting Walnut Market, you support our family as well as your neighbors here and far away. In doing this, we are bringing the world together and keeping our community enriched. Thank you!