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This week at our Boston Farmers' Markets

Dudley Town Common Farmers Market
intersection of Blue Hill Ave and Dudley Street
Tuesday and Thursdays 3-7pm

Bowdoin Street Health Center Farmers Market
230 Bowdoin St, Dorchester
Thursdays 2:30-6:30pm

Boston Medical Center Farmers Market!
Main Lobby, Massachusetts Ave.
Fridays 11am-2pm

This Week

We'll have: Green Tomatoes, Big Beef Tomatoes, Brandywine Heirloom Tomatoes, Sungold Cherry Tomatoes, Red and Yellow Onions, Eggplant, Japanese Eggplant, Beets, Carrots, Summer Squash, Scallions, Collard Greens, Kale, Salad Mix, Lettuce, Basil, Cilantro, and Apples

News from the farm

The school year has started back up! Want to know what to pack for school lunches? We'll take a look at our lunch ingredients in the fields. It's looking good for those sandwich standbys such as lettuce, spicy greens, and complimentary crunchy root crops like carrots and radishes. Other finger foods include cherry tomatoes and apples. Your salad has no need to fear, especially if you don't mind getting adventurous and chopping up some kale finely or throwing in a little extra spicy green now and then.

Kids like ranch dressing? Well, we will have plenty of things that you can chop up raw and pack in their lunches to dip in it: carrots, turnips, and anything else you are adventurous enough to eat raw. Since these may be our last weeks of sweet peppers, summer squash, and eggplant you may want to try marinating and roasting these veggies and you can easily reach into your fridge and add them to whatever you are eating that day. Other lunch options? Roasted roots might be the theme of this fall's lunch box....

Speaking of getting local foods into school lunches, The Food Project has been doing a lot of work on the city and national level to get local foods into school cafeterias. Locally, we have been working with the Boston Public Schools. Nationally, The Real Food Challenge unites students to take action in their colleges to increase the amount of local foods purchased for their dining halls. For more information on this program, contact Marissa Grossman at [email protected].

NOFA Workshop

Sept 19 Massachusetts Food Preservation Workshop Day
Full information here: http://www.nofamass.org/programs/extensionevents/preservation.php

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