Composting Pilot starting at Farmers’ Markets

Posted July 31st, 2013 by rfoley and filed in Farmers' Market, Greening Dorchester



Ashmont Farmers’ Market 2012

Posted April 9th, 2012 by rfoley and filed in Farmers' Market, Greening Dorchester, Opportunities

Ashmont Farmers Mkt logoThe Ashmont Farmer’s Market season 2012 will be here before we know it, every Friday from July 6 through October 12,  3-7 p.m. This year, the Dorchester Arts Collaborative (DAC) will have a tent at every market for the duration of the season, and welcomes all artists to bring their work! Unlike past years, DAC will have the tent staffed, so while artists are welcome to join in, they can also drop off their work for display and sale, and pick up again at the end of the day. Small items like cards and jewelry do not need to be picked up each week. All work needs to be clearly priced and labeled, whether it is framed artwork, cards,  jewelry or clothing. Finally, artists need to provide a detailed inventory. For more information, or to schedule a Friday, email DAC, or call Margery at 617 298-4949.


Dorchester Winter Farmers’ Market ends March 25

Posted March 23rd, 2012 by rfoley and filed in Farmers' Market, Greening Dorchester, Healthy Dorchester

Last chance to shop at the Market this Sunday! From
noon to 3 pm at the Codman Square Great Hall (Corner of Washington St. and Talbot Ave.) 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)

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.

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) is sponsoring this Market. Find out about their work on community-based environmental change in Dorchester 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! Continue Reading »


CSA Shares from Serving Ourselves Farm!

Posted March 9th, 2012 by Joel and filed in Farmers' Market, Greening Dorchester, Healthy Dorchester

Serving Ourselves Organic Farm is offering CSA shares for the 2012 season! Sign up to receive a box of fresh, organic, farm produce each week from June 19 to October 16. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and refers to a mutually beneficial direct relationship between farmers and customers. The customer pays a subscription fee at the beginning of the season in return for a box of fresh produce each week throughout the growing season.

The share: A box of assorted fresh vegetables distributed weekly from our farm straight to the Dorchester House. Over the season you will see vegetable such as  snap beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, collards, cucumbers, eggplants, fennel, garlic, herbs, salad mix, Swiss chard, kale, leeks, lettuce, onions, bell peppers, hot peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, scallions, summer squash, winter squash, cherry tomatoes, paste tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, salad turnips, and zucchinis.

The pick up: Tuesdays 12 – 1 p.m. at the Dorchester House Farmers’ Market (1353 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester MA), June 19th through Oct 16th.

The price: The cost of a farm share is $375 and will be due by March 31st. Please make checks payable to Serving Ourselves Farm, and send with the completed SOS sign-up sheet to PO Box 220648, Boston, MA 02122.

Questions? Please feel free to contact Erica LaFountain, Manager of Serving Ourselves Farm, at (617)534-6107 or


Food in the Hood, Feb. 8

Posted February 1st, 2012 by rfoley and filed in Farmers' Market, Greening Dorchester, Healthy Dorchester

Are you interested in helping to improve access to healthy food through farmers’ markets, community supported agriculture (CSA), urban agriculture, and healthy corner store initiatives? The monthly Bowdoin-Geneva Food in the ‘Hood Committee Meeting is coming right up! Come on by next Wednesday, Feb. 8th from 6 to 7:30 p.m in the first floor conference room at the Bowdoin Street Health Center (230 Bowdoin Street).  Feel free to check out the event and RSVP on Facebook! Flyers are also attached in both English and Cape Verdean Creole.  Please invite your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues!

Free! Healthy snacks provided. Can’t attend but want your voice to be heard? Have a question? Call Maura at at 617-754-0026. Continue Reading »


Dot Winter Farmers’ Market Opening, Jan. 8!

Posted January 6th, 2012 by rfoley and filed in Farmers' Market, Healthy Dorchester

Our friends at the Dot Comm Coop have issued a press release for the Winter Farmers’ Market opening January 8! Download the Winter Market Release or view it after the break. Continue Reading »


Thanksgiving Farmers’ Market at the Food Project!

Posted November 21st, 2011 by rfoley and filed in Farmers' Market

Celebrate the end of a bountiful harvest in Roxbury! The Food Project invites you to their Thanksgiving Farmers Market this Tuesday, November 22nd from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Dudley Greenhouse at 11 Brook
Ave, Roxbury, MA.

TFP are pleased to be offering up our last field veggies of the year - stock up on potatoes, leeks, winter squash, salad greens and many more favorites for your Thanksgiving dinner. There is AMPLE food available, so please stop by!

The Food Project’s youth will be serving a delicious squash soup and have planned children’s activities for the little ones. View a flyer here. For more information, contact Danielle Andrews at 617-442-1322 x13 or


2nd Annual Bowdoin Geneva Harvest Festival, 10/27

Posted October 10th, 2011 by rfoley and filed in Farmers' Market
Tags: ,

On Thursday, October 27, from 3 to 6 p.m., join in the fun at the Bowdoin Geneva 2nd Annual Harvest Festival, featuring:
- the Last Farmers’ Market of the Season! (Remember: WIC farmers’ market coupons expire 10/31)
- Free Pumpkins & Pumpkin Decorating
- Face Painting
- Healthy Halloween Prizes for the best costume!
- Games & Music
At the Bowdoin Street Health Center, 230 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester
For more information, please contact: 617-754-0026, You can also download a flyer here.


Farmers’ Markets: helpful information

Posted September 2nd, 2011 by rfoley and filed in Farmers' Market

We support local farmers markets! For several years DEHC has been getting the word out about our local markets’ locations and schedules – and we even helped initiate a new and thriving market at Ashmont T station. DEHC is working this season at most of the Dorchester markets, providing hands on assistance to the market managers and  farmers setting up before the market and packing up after the market, and passing out free consumer information and goodies during the market.
We thought we’d use this space to provide general and, we hope, useful information for consumers/shoppers and for farmers’ market managers:

- – - – - -
Did you know that you can use your SNAP EBT benefits to buy fruit and vegetables, plants and seeds at our local farmers’ markets? Also get 50% off with the Boston Bounty Bucks program.

- – - – - -

Definition of a farmers market: Continue Reading »


Public Market Commission Subcommittee on Specialty Foods Meeting, Sep. 7

Posted September 2nd, 2011 by rfoley and filed in Farmers' Market, Healthy Dorchester

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural ResourcesThe Subcommittee on Specialty Foods (baked goods, jams and jellies, ethnic foods, pastas, nuts, etc.) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, September 7 at 3:30 p.m. at 1 Ashbutron Place in Boston, MA.  The meeting is a chance for Commission members to learn about how a year round public market in downtown Boston can benefit producers of these foods.  The meeting will be chaired by Commissioner Carole Cornelison of the Department of Capital Asset Management.  The official notice is posted here. Visit to learn more. You may also contact Mark Lilienthal with questions at or 617-626-1183.

DEHC’s Food Cooperative Initiative is working to insure year-round food access (for all types of food) to residents of Dorchester. As such, DEHC happily publicizes any notices that promote increased local food access opportunities, as well as economic development of local producers.