Dorchester Community Food Co-op

Building a Healthy, Sustainable & Economically Viable Community

Fresh Fish at the Market!

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We are excited to announce that FRESH FISH is coming to the Dorchester Winter Farmers’ Market in March!

Dorchester Winter Farmers’ Market Sundays, Noon-3 pm at the Codman Square Great Hall (Corner of Washington St. and Talbot Ave.) 
 
Forward this email to your social networks……….Invite a friend or neighbor who hasn’t come yet to come with you. If everyone brings one friend we will double our traffic! 
 
    Offer to shop for an elderly or housebound neighbor………Gather a group to come with you after your church service–we are open til 3!
 

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)

March 4 at the Market: 

  • Red’s Best Seafood
    joins our line-up of vendors for the rest of the season, bringing fresh locally caught seafood direct from fishermen to Dorchester!


  • Millenium Ten 
    The Millennium Ten Initiative brings together residents, organizations, leaders, and other stakeholders of the Codman Square/Four Corners neighborhood. This new inclusive coalition engages residents to describe what they want for the future of Codman Square and Four Corners, and to help direct funding towards those goals. Help build a vision for our neighborhood
  • JOB OPPORTUNITIES: The Building Pathways Program 
    will return to the market with information about UNION APPRENTICESHIPS in the Building Trades!  
    The Boston Building Trades will be at the Market through March. Come and learn how to sign up! Spread the word for those interested in pursuing careers in the trades.

  • “March Surprise” Raffle: 
    Win a bag stuffed with Food from our Farmers’ Market vendors! Stop by the Coop table to buy a raffle ticket and support the Dorchester Community Food Coop!


Our Farmers and Vendors
: (click on the links to visit our vendors’ websites and learn more about them)

Silverbrook Farm,  Oakdale Farm and Powisset Farm
Our produce vendors have been bringing an abundance of winter and greenhouse vegetables to the market, including: 
Collard Greens, Kale, Sweet potatoes, Potatoes, Salad Greens and Lettuce, Onions, Carrots, Parsnips, Winter Squash, Cherry Tomatoes, Scallions, Dried hot peppers, Cabbage, Dried Beans, Apples, Celery root, Garlic,Brussel sprouts, Broccoli , 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)
Stillman’s at the Turkey Farm  
Conscientiously-raised beef, lamb, pork, and eggs. 
Cheese and grass fed beef and veal.
Proofed Artisan and Traditional Breads
Asiago Cheese, Vermont Rye, Natural Honey Whole Wheat and Pumpkin and Cider 7 Grain Organic are among the delicious breads offered 

Rum cakes and yummy cupcakes
New this week!!   Red’s Best Seafood
Fresh Local Seafood–check out the catch! 

Music
1-2pm  Voices of Harmony: a choir that uses voices to create cross-cultural understanding, and to share the wonderful sounds of music from cultures around the world.

Wellness
1-3pm Marie Owens from Heart of Boston Massage Therapy returns for complimentary 10 minute chair massages!

Crafts
Codman Crafter Cecilia Joseph

Children’s Activities
Face Painting
Book Swap

What’s Going on in Dorchester:
Learn more about the Initiative to build a new Food Coop in Dorchester. Come by theDorchester Community Food Coop table to get information and buy a T-shirt. Sign a pledge sheet–we will be selling memberships soon! Get ready for a co-op community information meeting in March. Did you know that the UN has declared 2012 the International Year of the Cooperative? Watch a great video on the impact of coops worldwide: International Year of Coops Video 

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 Co-op. Thanks to volunteers from the Boston Natural Areas Network for staffing the market last week and Jane Taylor for teaching us all to make seed pots from newspaper strips! Thanks to the BOLD Teens for their ongoing market staffing. Many thanks to volunteers Gail and Lee Granville for spreading the word about the market. Thanks to Gigi Eacman for brilliant staffing of the Coop table, along with Bob Follansbee. And thanks to Margaret Lamb for faithfully helping with set up every week! 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:

  • GreenDorchester
  • 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

Volunteers
To volunteer at future markets, contact Sarah Cadorette sarah.cadorette@gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing all of you at the Market!
The Dorchester Winter Farmers’ Market Team

 
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