Dorchester Community Food Co-op

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Last Market this Sunday!

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Last chance to visit the Market this Sunday! 
Dorchester Winter Farmers’ Market ends on March 25
 
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)

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DORCHESTER COMMUNITY FOOD COOP:  POT LUCK DINNER / MEMBERSHIP DRIVE KICKOFF! 
SUNDAY APRIL 1    5-7 pm
First Parish Church in Dorchester 10 Parish St., Meeting House Hill
Bring some food to share and a friend to the Pot Luck Dinner on April 1
Find out about the progress of the new Food Coop, and have an opportunity to join as one of the founding members!
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Sunday March 25 at the Market:
It certainly doesn’t feel like winter any more (did it ever this year?) Come Celebrate the end of the Winter Market Season as we look forward to Spring and the opening of the Summer Farmers’ Markets in June.

  • Dorchester’s Summer Farmers’ Markets
    Stop by the Market Manager table to find out about Dorchester’s Summer Farmers’ Markets. Buy a summer CSA share from Silverbrook Farm (pick up at Codman Square Summer Farmers’ Market on Thursdays from June-October) All Dorchester Summer Markets take EBT and double value with Bounty Bucks
  • Green Dorchester (Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition)
    works on community-based environmental change in Dorchester. Find out about their latest initiatives and join in improving the environmental landscape of our community!
  • Seafood
    Last day to buy local sustainable fish!  The seafood at the market is fresh, local, and affordable!

  • 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.

  • Bootstrap Composting 
    returns with information about Composting

  • Nurses Care for Haitian Children
    Find out about the work this organization is doing in Haiti


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

Silverbrook Farm and  Oakdale 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…

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!
Good Measure Baker
Rum cakes and yummy cupcakes


Crafts
Codman Crafters Joanne Winbush and Cecilia Joseph
Gail’s Soaps 
returns!

Children’s Activities
Face Painting
Coloring

Dorchester Community Food Co-op
Take our Winter Market Survey—give us feedback for next year! Stop by our table and find out how to get involved with the Co-op
Did you know that the UN has declared 2012 the International Year of the Cooperative? Watch a great video on the impact of co-ops 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! Also visit the Co-op Facebook Page
The Dorchester Winter Farmers Market is a project of the Dorchester Community Food Co-op. Thanks to volunteers from First Parish Church in Dorchester for staffing the market last week. Thanks to the BOLD Teens for their ongoing market staffing.  Thanks to Davida Andelman, Bob Follansbee, Demita Frazier, Bing Broderick and Jhana Senxian for helping again. 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 with the Dorchester Community Food Coop, write to silverman.jen@gmail.com
Looking forward to seeing all of you at the last Market!
The Dorchester Winter Farmers’ Market Team

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