Sunday, June 24, 2012

2012 Dorchester farmers' market season is here!
We're excited that farmers' market season is here again, with fresh, high-quality, local-grown healthy food available and accessible for all. Vendors are local farms and small-scale food businesses that provide area residents with affordably-priced fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, bread and – BRAND NEW this season – fresh-caught fish. At Dorchester farmers' markets SNAP/EBT, WIC, and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupons are accepted as well as cash, and most accept Boston Bounty Bucks which allows SNAP/EBT users to double their dollars on farmers market purchases up to $20! Some also take credit/debit cards.
Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers' Market - Fridays 3-7PM, open July 6 to Oct 19,
Bowdoin Geneva Farmers Market - Thursdays 3-6:30PM, open June 28 to Oct 25,
Codman Square Farmers' Market - Thursdays 1-6PM, open June 21 to Oct 25,

Dorchester House Farmers' Market - Tuesdays 11:30AM-1:30PM, open June 26 to Oct 16,
Fields Corner Farmers' Market - Saturdays 9AM-12noon, open July 7 to Nov 3,
also head to nearby Mattapan Farmers' Market - Saturdays 10AM-2PM, open July 14 to Oct 13.
The ReVision Urban Farmstand on Blue Hill Ave happens Thursdays & Fridays from 2:30-6:30PM, and Saturdays from 10AM-2PM, open on July 6.
AND there is an exciting new healthy food concept in the works: the Dorchester Community Food Coop will run a “Community Supported Café” this summer in the Bowdoin Street neighborhood. The Café will be a series of six Friday evening dinners that will provide a nutritious “night out” for community residents, complete with a healthy meal, cooking demonstrations, and family entertainment. This series of 6 dinners is a pilot project to test the Community Supported Café model for the future co-op, see DCFC for more.Now you understand why we're so excited!

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