A few days ago we reached a milestone: 100 backers have now joined our campaign! Due to the very generous support of our backers, we could raise the additional $600 to reach our $5000 Kickstarter goal by Saturday—a terrific holiday gift to the people of Dorchester and the surrounding neighborhoods. Please help us spread the word!
There is a buzz around town about the upcoming Dorchester Winter Farmers’ Market. Visit our facebook event page to RSVP for the Grand Opening on January 8th. Invite your friends!
The plans continue to develop, and it is going to be a festive community gathering space all winter. Our vendors include Silverbrook Farm, Powisset Farm, Oakdale Farms, Stillman’s Meat, Proofed Artisan and Traditional Breads, Lawton’s Family Farm (cheese and meat), and more are still being added. We are thrilled that our food vendors will be joined by a revolving set of craft vendors, including the Codman Crafters and textile artist Sierra Rothberg.
Each Sunday Market from Noon to 3pm will have a theme, activities and workshops. Our program is still under development, but our line up for the first weeks of the season includes:
January 8: Opening Day: Winter in the City—-Mayor Menino and other dignitaries will join us on our opening day!
January 15: Honoring Dr. King’s Vision of Peace in the World and Peace in our Neighborhoods—make origami paper cranes and “Peace Affirmations” to string up in our market
January 22: Tet: the Vietnamese Lunar New Year—enjoy treats and performances from our Vietnamese community
January 29: Dorchester Reads! We will be giving away free Children’s “Bounty Books” to SNAP eligible families! We will have a reading corner for children.
February 12: Valentine’s Day—chocolate lovers delights, make valentines and engage in healthy heart activities!
Other ongoing activities: Chair Massages the first Sunday of every month, composting and garden workshops, face painting every Sunday, and more….