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This Week at our Boston Markets

Dudley Town Common Farmers Market
intersection of Blue Hill Ave and Dudley Street
Tuesday and Thursdays
new time: 3-6pm for the rest of the season
Through Oct 29!!

Bowdoin Street Health Center Farmers Market
230 Bowdoin St, Dorchester
Thursdays
new time: 3-6pm for the rest of the season
Through Oct 29!!

We have just have one more week of markets left after this one! We're now closing at sunset - 6pm - this week and next.

This Week

We'll have: Leeks, Cilantro, Radishes, Beets, Carrots, Potatoes, Shelling Beans, Cabbage, Collard Greens, Swiss Chard, Kale, Spicy Salad Mix, Lettuce Mix, Parsley, the last of the Peppers, and (Apples and, if our luck continues, Corn, on Thursday)

Your Farmers

We realized that we've neglected all this time to introduce you to those of us who have been growing your vegetables and running the stands.

I'm Jess Liborio, the Urban Grower responsible for growing most of the food that you see at the markets. I've come to Roxbury and Dorchester after running the urban farm and markets in Lynn for 3 years. I had my start in agriculture at The Food Project as a shy teenager in the Summer Youth Program in 1994.

Danielle Andrews is a former Urban Grower for The Food Project for 6 years in Roxbury and Dorchester. She was on leave last year after the birth of her daughter, Jackson. We're so happy to have her back! Among many other projects, she has been working with 13 other Farmers Market Managers coordinating the Boston Bounty Bucks program, an EBT/Food Stamp/SNAP promotion.

Kesiah Bascom has been running the Bowdoin Health Center Market since September. She is a Mass Promise Fellow, an Americorps Program, and comes to us from Northeastern University.

At some point, you may have met Kathleen Banfield, who heads up our Build-a-Garden Program, and is building 200 raised beds in backyards, frontyards, community centers and schools in Boston this year. She also works with elementary school students from the Mason, Emerson, and Clap Schools at our Urban Learning Farm on Burrell St.

Stefon Sawyer, Alvin Andino, Shelly Kerr, and Manny Joseph are high school-aged interns, who work at the market and can also be seen leading volunteers in the fields on Saturdays. They really make it fun for us to run the markets each week.

As of late, Dan Volpe, a recent grad from Wentworth Institute of Technology, has been tirelessly volunteering on the farm and at the market, while he searches for gainful employment. If I was looking to hire an electromechanical engineer myself, I'd hire him right away! Let us know if you have any leads.

Where'd the recipes go?

Regular readers of farmers' market news on the blog may have come to expect a highlighted vegetable & associated recipe(s). We're trying out a little change: posting those as separate entries. This week's is for Potato Leek Soup.

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