Dear Friends of the Dorchester Community Food Coop:
What an amazing Opening Day we had last week at the Dorchester Winter Farmers’ Market! More than 650 people attended, and the atmosphere was electric! Folks chatted with neighbors, shopped from local farmers, celebrated the diversity of Dorchester, welcomed Mayor Menino, and showed the city that our neighborhood is part of the conversation about healthy food! I hope you all saw the great Boston Globe article on page 1 of the Metro Section on Monday, January 9.
Please keep the momentum going and come to our second market this coming Sunday, January 15. We will have one additional produce vendor, and all the vendors are bringing MORE FOOD now that they know to expect such a big crowd. Let’s not disappoint them!
Spread the word that SNAP participants can use EBT cards at the market, and will get Boston Bounty Bucks to double the value of purchases! (Get $20 of food for only $10)
Check out our new Dorchester Winter Farmers Market Facebook Page for the latest news and pictures of last week!
Here’s the line up for January 15th!!
We are celebrating Martin Luther King Day by honoring Dr. King’s Vision for Peace in the World and Peace in Our Neighborhoods. Our host organization will be Dorchester People for Peace, who are working to bring this message to our neighborhood
- Silverbrook Farm
- Powisset Farm
- Oakdale Farm
- Stillman’s Meats
- Lawton Cheese
- Proofed Artisan and Traditional Bread
- Good Measure Bakery
- Jewelry by Jo-Ann Winbush, a member of Codman Crafters
Health and Children’s Activities
- Imani Massage Therapy (1-3 pm): Complimentary 10 minute chair massage by Christine Rose
- Face Painting
- Crafts: Write or draw your message of peace on a peace dove. Learn how to make origami paper cranes, a world-wide symbol of peace
- Bethel Steel (1-2 pm), a sultry-voiced young folk performer who writes simple and direct poetry, sets it to beautiful music, and sings with her guitar as accompaniment.
What’s Going on in Dorchester
- Dorchester People for Peace: learn about their work to build a multi-racial peace movement in the neighborhoods of Dorchester
- Dorchester Community Food Co-op: stop by to learn more about the progress of the Food Co-op organizing, take our Co-op Survey, buy a T-shirt, and enter a raffle to win a cookbook: “Boston Uncommon: A Culinary Journey Through Boston’s Distinctive Neighborhoods.”
After the Market
- Monday Night Wine Club at Ashmont Grill: A four course meal with wine pairings for a fixed price of $38. Throughout January, $5 of each meal will be donated to the Dorchester Community Food Co-op. Owner/Chef Chris Douglass will be focusing the dinners on winter produce available at the Farmers’ Market. Reservations for Wine Club should be made by the Sunday or mid day Monday before each Monday night: 617-825-4300. Great fun to bring your friends!
Volunteers needed to teach older children to make Origami peace cranes—training provided! Also—some volunteers needed to help set up mid day on Saturday. Contact Jenny Silverman firstname.lastname@example.org
To volunteer at future markets, contact Sarah Cadorette email@example.com
Many thanks to the hundreds of supporters who have volunteered time and donated resources to make the market possible. Please join us in giving thanks to the local organizations and businesses who have provided funding and in-kind support for the Winter Farmers’ Market:
- Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness (for support of the Bounty Bucks program)
- Codman Square Health Center
- Carney Hospital
- Codman Academy Charter Public School
- Codman Square Neighborhood Council and the B.O.L.D. Teens
- Boston Natural Areas Network
- Ashmont Grill
- Eastern Bank
- Shawmut Design and Construction
- Expressway Toyota
Looking forward to seeing all of you at the Market!
The Dorchester Winter Farmers’ Market Team