Dorchester Community Food Co-op

Building a Healthy, Sustainable & Economically Viable Community


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Potluck Dinner & Planning Meeting

You are invited to attend the next
Dorchester Community Food Co-op

 Potluck Dinner & Planning Meeting

DATE: Sunday, November 18th

5:30-7:30 pm
LOCATION: First Parish Church in Dorchester

10 Parish St., Meeting House Hill

Bring a healthy dish to share

 Bring a friend to learn about the co-op

We’ll cover these agenda items & more:

Membership Drive:

We are on track to have 200 household members-owners by the end of the year.

Come learn how you can help with the drive, and join the co-op if you aren’t yet a member

Meet your neighbors: gather in small groups to create neighborhood organizing teams!

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Update on our accomplishments so far:

We have raised the funds for our feasibility and market studies and are choosing our consultants
Learn about out fundraising accomplishments, partnerships, and site developments

Next Steps & Projects

We are planning Year 2 of the Winter Farmers’ Market in Codman Square.

Winter Farmers Market Grand Opening: Sunday January 6!

We will talk about ideas for other innovative projects as we plan for the retail store.

Save the date!

Our first Annual Meeting and HOLIDAY PARTY will be on Sunday Evening December 16
Board Elections will take place at the Annual Meeting

 

Volunteer opportunities: we will build the co-op together!

Questions? Call 617-272-5917


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Garden Memories: Preserving the Flavors and Zest of the Harvest

“Fresh Fridays” Returns this Friday, September 7

Presented by the Dorchester Community Food Coop and the Sustainability Guild

Tired after a busy week with back to school chores? Have you been meaning to come to Fresh Fridays all summer? Don’t cook – come to Fresh Fridays!

Garden Memories:
Preserving the Flavors and Zest of the Harvest
Savory locally grown food and beverages,
along with activities for children.

 First Parish Church, Meetinghouse Hill, 10 Parish St.
(next to the Mather School)
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Suggested donation: $5.

The best deal in town!

Music by the  Kevin Harris Project (Jazz Piano)

“When the unmistakable musical influences of Thelonius Monk, Danilo Perez, and Charlie Parker intersect with J.S.Bach, Scott Joplin, and the folkloric rhythms of Cuba, could one possibly conceptualize the celebration that occurs at that intersection? Boston-based jazz pianist Kevin Harris plays a distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary music that seeks to explore such a crossroad.”

Preserving herbs: A demo by local resident Bridie Andrews, founder of Boston Herbs on how to preserve herbs and vegetables in oil, in sugar, in pickles, and as frozen supplies in your refrigerator.

Fresh Fridays is an exciting series of Friday night events in Dorchester’s Bowdoin/Geneva/Meetinghouse Hill neighborhood with savory food and LIVE entertainment, Join us in celebrating the essence of Dorchester through diverse voices, talents & flavors!

Here’s what people are saying about Fresh Fridays:

“I was blown away by the food, music and atmosphere at the event last Friday. Bravo!”

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Coming up on September 14:

Community Bounty/Community Beauty
A Gorgeous Community Banquet Under the Stars in and Around the Coleman St. Garden Featuring Live Music and Autumn Fashions


Thanks to Fresh Fridays sponsors:
Mayor Menino’s Neighborhood Response Team, Mt. Washington Bank, First Parish Church in Dorchester,
Ashley’s Breakfast Shop, Family Nurturing Center,

Harvest Coop Markets, Blanchard Law Office, Dov Haselkorn, Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Fair Foods, Brookwood Community Farm, ReVision Urban Farm, The Food Project, Tim Cooke, Silverbrook Farm, Stop & Shop, Tropical Foods, Lamberts, Home Depot, High Ground Microfarm, Newton Community Farm, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Pakeen Farm, Stillman’s Farm, Serving Ourselves Farm, City Growers, Yarrow Stalk Farm, Juan Vasquez Fruits.

Thanks to our cafe team:
Lirba Carrion, Clarista Bramble and Gennerre Crocket
& Guest Chefs
Reva Haselkorn, Wendy Simard, Brother Cleve, Brother Rumas, Val Dudley, David Wilson,

Thanks to our many, many volunteers from the community & the Dorchester Community Food Coop:
Kanishka Azimi, Maura Beaufait, Rebecca Bilodeau, Jacquelyn Burke, Brianna Crockett, Mellonie Cumberbatch, Wes Drew, Bob Follansbee, Monica Fontes, Sheila James Hamler, Lynn Holmgren, Damian Jones, Art Lavoie, Margaret Lamb, Nancy Lee, Maryann Lomba, Laurie Martinelli, Betsy Miessner, Palma McLaughlin, John O’Connor, Emmy Rainwalker, Fran Scott, Jennifer Shell, Elnora Thompson, Abbie Wanamaker, Debra Horne-Bramble, Jenny Silverman, Jhana Senxian, Davida Andelman, Bing Broderick, Jennie Msall, Lynn Murray, Samantha Tan, Rosanne Foley, Joel Wool

& from the Sustainability Guild:
Jhana Senxian, Ron Gibson, Laura Kozar, Masio Dotson, Renato Riccioni  Ivy Smith,  George Durante, Cliff Mosley, James Bonner, Kelsey Klibansky

And anyone else we may have forgotten to mention!

Fresh Fridays is a Community Supported series – volunteers are welcome and encouraged to help set up, serve and prepare food. To volunteer, please email Jenny, silverman.jen@gmail.com.

The Fresh Fridays series is co-sponsored by the Dorchester Community Food Co-op and Sustainability Guild International and made possible by the Boston Public Health Commission Strategic Alliance for Health.


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FRESH FRIDAYS: A Global Fusion of Taste & Sound

Coming up on -

August 24:   Around the Table
Food Traditions & Family Stories,
with live entertainment by Pentimento Poetry Group & Patrick Weyland, Spanish guitar

Pentimento is a group of writers based in Dorchester.
In art history, pentimenti are painted-over images which reappear once the surface layer begins to fade. These ghostly images tell a story about the artist’s evolving thought process. “We as writers mine our pasts, imaginations, and experiences to uncover our own pentimenti, the images that we paint over and hide but which eventually resurface, one way or another. We come from different places and generations, but share a belief in the power of writing to challenge, heal, delight, and inspire.”

Fresh Fridays is an exciting series of Friday night events in Dorchester’s Meetinghouse Hill neighborhood with live entertainment, savory locally grown food and beverages, along with activities for children.

Join us in celebrating the essence of Dorchester through diverse voices, talents & flavors!

At First Parish Church, Meetinghouse Hill, 10 Parish St. (next to the Mather School)

6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Suggested donation: $5.

The best deal in town – only $5 for a night out with great food and live music!

Here’s what people are saying about Fresh Fridays:

“I was blown away by the food, music and atmosphere at the event last Friday. Bravo!”

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Save the dates (Note: No Fresh Friday on Labor Day Weekend August 31)

September 7:    Garden Memories
Preserving the Flavors and Zest of the Harvest,
with live entertainment by Kevin Harris Project (jazz piano)

September 14:   Community Bounty/Community Beauty
A Gorgeous Community Banquet Under the Stars in and Around the Coleman St. Garden
Featuring Live Music and an Autumn Fashion Show


Thanks to Fresh Fridays sponsors:
Mayor Menino’s Neighborhood Response Team, Mt. Washington Bank, First Parish Church in Dorchester, Ashley’s Breakfast Shop, Family Nurturing Center,
Harvest Coop Markets, Blanchard Law Office, Dov Haselkorn, Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Fair Foods, Brookwood Community Farm, ReVision Urban Farm, The Food Project, Tim Cooke,  Silverbrook Farm,
Stop & Shop, Tropical Foods, Lamberts, Home Depot, High Ground Microfarm, Newton Community Farm, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Pakeen Farm, Stillman’s Farm, Serving Ourselves Farm, City Growers, Yarrow Stalk Farm, Juan Vasquez Fruits.

Thanks to our cafe team:
Lirba Carrion, Clarista Bramble and Gennerre Crocket
& Guest Chefs
Reva Haselkorn, Wendy Simard, Brother Cleve, Brother Rumas, Val Dudley, David Wilson,

Thanks to our many, many volunteers from the community & the Dorchester Community Food Coop:
Kanishka Azimi, Maura Beaufait, Rebecca Bilodeau, Jacquelyn Burke, Brianna Crockett, Mellonie Cumberbatch, Wes Drew, Bob Follansbee, Monica Fontes, Sheila James Hamler, Lynn Holmgren, Damian Jones, Art Lavoie, Margaret Lamb, Nancy Lee, Maryann Lomba, Laurie Martinelli, Betsy Miessner, Palma McLaughlin, John O’Connor, Emmy Rainwalker, Fran Scott, Jennifer Shell,Elnora Thompson, Abbie Wanamaker, Debra Horne-Bramble, Jenny Silverman, Jhana Senxian, Davida Andelman, Bing Broderick, Jennie Msall, Lynn Murray, Samantha Tan, Rosanne Foley, Joel Wool

& from the Sustainability Guild:
Jhana Senxian, Ron Gibson, Laura Kozar, Masio Dotson, Renato Riccioni  Ivy Smith,  George Durante, Cliff Mosley, James Bonner, Kelsey Klibansky

And anyone else we may have forgotten to mention!

Fresh Fridays is a Community Supported series – volunteers are welcome and encouraged to help set up, serve and prepare food. To volunteer, please email Jenny, silverman.jen@gmail.com.

The Fresh Fridays series is co-sponsored by the Dorchester Community Food Co-op [http://dotcommcoop.wordpress.com] and Sustainability Guild International [http://www.sustainabilityguild.com/]
and made possible by the Boston Public Health Commission Strategic Alliance for Health.


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Elementary Delights: Culinary Fun for the Whole Family

FRESH FRIDAYS: A Global Fusion of Taste & Sound

Coming up on

August 17: Elementary Delights
Culinary Fun for the Whole Family
with live music by Two Young Ladies Jazz (Steel Pan and Guitar)

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Food demo for and with kids.

At First Parish Church, Meetinghouse Hill, 10 Parish St. (next to the Mather School)

6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Suggested donation: $5.

The best deal in town – only $5 for a night out with great food and live music!


Here’s what people are saying about Fresh Fridays:

“Boy, another great Fresh Friday last night!   The food was out of this world and where did you find that music?  It was really really good!”

“Had a really great time:  Lord have mercy the food was so good, very nutritional AND delicious…the people are lovely..the music was so enjoyable… the space was awesome!   a great family event…see ya next week!!!”

“I was blown away by the food, music and atmosphere at the event last Friday. Bravo!”

Fresh Fridays is an exciting series of Friday night events in Dorchester’s Meetinghouse Hill neighborhood with live entertainment, savory locally grown food and beverages, along with activities for children.  Join us in celebrating the essence of Dorchester through diverse voices, talents & flavors!

Save the dates-

August 24:   Around the Table
Food Traditions & Family Stories,
with live entertainment by Pentimento Poetry Group & Patrick Weyland, Spanish guitar

September 7:    Garden Memories
Preserving the Flavors and Zest of the Harvest,
with live entertainment by Kevin Harris Project (jazz piano)

September 14:   Community Bounty/Community Beauty
A Gorgeous Community Banquet Under the Stars in and Around the Coleman St. Garden
Featuring Live Music and an Autumn Fashion Show

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Thanks goes to Fresh Fridays sponsors: Mayor Menino’s Neighborhood Response Team, Mt. Washington Bank, First Parish Church in Dorchester, Ashley’s Breakfast Shop, Family Nurturing Center, Harvest Coop Markets, Blanchard Law Office, Fair Foods, Brookwood Community Farm, ReVision Urban Farm, The Food Project, Silverbrook Farm, Stop & Shop, Tropical Foods, Lamberts, Home Depot, High Ground Microfarm, Newton Community Farm, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Pakeen Farm, Serving Ourselves Farm, City Growers, Yarrow Stalk Farm, Juan Vasquez Fruits.

Thanks  to our cafe team: Lirba Carrion, Clarista Bramble and Gennerre Crocket; Guest Chefs Reva Haselkorn, Wendy Simard, Brother Cleve, Brother Rumas, Val Dudley, David Wilson, Elnora Thompson

Our many, many volunteers: Kanishka Azimi, Maura Beaufait, Rebecca Bilodeau, Jacquelyn Burke, Wes Drew, Monica Fontes, Sheila James Hamler, Lynn Holmgren, Damian Jones, Margaret Lamb, Nancy Lee, Maryann Lomba, Laurie Martinelli, Betsy Miessner, Palma McLaughlin, Emmy Rainwalker, Fran Scott, Jennifer Shell, Abbie Wanamaker,

Sustainability Guild members: Jhana Senxian, Ron Gibson, Laura Kozar, Masio Dotson, Renato Riccioni  Ivy Smith,  George Durante, Cliff Mosley, James Bonner, Kelsey Klibansky

and Dorchester Community Food Coop members Jenny Silverman, Davida Andelman, Bing Broderick,  Jennie Msall, Lynn Murray, Samantha Tan, Rosanne Foley, Joel Wool

And anyone else I may have forgotten to mention!

Fresh Fridays is a Community Supported series – volunteers are welcome and encouraged to help set up, serve and prepare food. To volunteer, please email Jenny, silverman.jen@gmail.com.

The Fresh Fridays series is co-sponsored by the Dorchester Community Food Co-op [http://dotcommcoop.wordpress.com] and Sustainability Guild International [http://www.sustainabilityguild.com/] and made possible by the Boston Public Health Commission Strategic Alliance for Health.

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