Dorchester Community Food Co-op

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Daylight Savings at the Dorchester Winter Farmer’s Market

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Daylight Savings begins on March 11! Set your clocks ahead and don’t be late to get fresh produce, FISH, meat & cheese!
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:  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 11 at the Market: UrbanFarming

  • ReVision Urban Farm
    ReVision Urban Farm has transformed over an acre of abandoned lots in our community into productive and vibrant farmland. Through the help of volunteers, community, and farm partners, they grow and bring good, locally grown food, to Dorchester and Mattapan. Come meet the folks from ReVision Farm and learn about their summer farm stand on Blue Hill Ave.
  • Seafood
    returns to the market for the rest of March. Last week our new vendor sold out in one hour. This week they are bringing much more. Depending on what catches come in, they may be bringing sea scallops from Cape Cod Bay,  whole scup (also known as porgy), flounder and other fillets, and perhaps monkfish or skate wing.

  • 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.
  • Boston Natural Areas Network:

    Demonstrations on “Basic Composting.”
  • “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

 

Fresh Local Seafood–check out the catch!
Pepper jelly and pepper jelly cheese torte!

Wellness
1-3pm Christine Rose returns for complimentary 10 minute chair massages!

Crafts
Codman Crafter Cecilia Joseph

Children’s Activities
Face Painting

SAVE THE DATE:
DORCHESTER COMMUNITY FOOD COOP:  POT LUCK DINNER / MEMBERSHIP DRIVE KICKOFF!
SUNDAY APRIL 1    5-7 pm
Location and more details TO COME

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 Millenium Ten for staffing the market last week. Thanks to the BOLD Teens for their ongoing market staffing.  Thanks to Demita Frazier, Lee Granville, and Margaret Lamb for helping again, and thanks to MaryAnn Lomba for Balloon Buying! 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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