Please come and bring one additional friend or neighbor to the Dorchester Winter Farmers’ Market.
(We are still building the market–Please forward this to your own contacts and spread the word!)
Spread the word that SNAP participants can use EBT cards at the Winter Farmers’ Market, and will get HALF OFF through the Bounty Bucks Program ($20 of food for $10)
What’s up on February 19th:
- The Building Pathways Program and the Sheet Metal Workers will be at the market with information about APPRENTICE PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES ! Building Pathways is sponsored by the Boston Housing Authority and the Boston Building Trades Council, and managed by The Construction Institute. Through 7 weeks of classroom and hands-on learning experiences, Building Pathways will prepare participants to enter an apprenticeship in the building and construction trades. From now through March, representatives from the different Building Trade Unions will be attending the Dorchester Winter Farmers’ Market with information about their own apprentice programs! Come and learn how to sign up!
- Shop to the sounds of the Mardi Gras beat, get beads with every purchase, and buy farm fresh sweet potatoes, collard greens, beans and grass fed meat for your Carnival feast!
Our Farmers and Vendors: (click on the links to visit our vendors’ websites and learn more about them)
Collard Greens, Kale, Sweet potatoes, Potatoes, Salad greens, Onions, Carrots, Parsnips, Winter Squash, Tomatoes, Scallions, Dried hot peppers, Cabbage, Dried Beans, Apples, Celery root, Garlic, Brussel sprouts, Eggs, Herbs, Honey, and more…
Popcorn on the Cob! (Just put 1/2 cob in a bag in the microwave and let it pop! Fun, easy and healthy snack)
Returning this week: Stir It Up Cuisine
(Good Measure Bakery is taking a post-Valentine’s Day break from the market this week, but will return with their yummy rum cakes next week!)
Catherine Joseph returns with jewelry and fused glass
Learn about the Carnivals of the Caribbean and Mardi Gras traditions
1-3pm: Complimentary 10 minute chair massage by Akila
What’s Going on in Dorchester:
- The Farmers Collaborative will bring information about their project to bring together farmers in Haiti and Massachusetts to become a supply source for year round culturally relevant produce for the Haitian community on the East Coast. In addition, sign a petition to address the need for reunification of Haitian families following the devastating earthquake of 2010.
- Learn more about the Initiative to build a new Food Coop in Dorchester. Come by the Dorchester Community Food Coop table to get information and buy a T-shirt.
- Get information on Boston Natural Areas Network community garden plots now available in Dorchester
Check out the Dorchester Winter Farmers Market Facebook Page for the latest news and great pictures of the market!
The Dorchester Winter Farmers Market is a project of the Dorchester Community Food Coop. Thanks to volunteers from the Healthworks for staffing the market last week and Marie Owens of Heart of Boston Massage for returning once again to provide relaxing chair massages. 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 growing number of local organizations and businesses who have provided funding and in-kind support for the Winter Farmers’ Market:
- The Boston Foundation
- Sustainability Guild International
- 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
To volunteer at future markets, contact Sarah Cadorette firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to seeing all of you at the Market!
The Dorchester Winter Farmers’ Market Team