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Final Week at our Boston Markets

Dudley Town Common Farmers Market

Intersection of Blue Hill Ave and Dudley Street
Tuesday and Thursday
new time: 3-6pm
LAST WEEK!!!

Bowdoin Street Health Center Farmers Market

230 Bowdoin St, Dorchester
Thursday
new time: 3-6pm
LAST WEEK!!!

We'll have

Leeks, Cilantro, Beets, Carrots, Turnips, Potatoes, Shelling Beans, Cabbage, Collard Greens, Kale, Spicy Salad Mix, Lettuce Mix, Arugula, Turnip Greens, Radishes, Parsley, Apples (and, if our luck continues, Corn, on Thursday)

 

Well, this is it: The last week of Farmers Markets for the season. It’s always a little bittersweet when the growing season comes to a close. On one hand, we won’t have to roll out of bed quite so early. Trips to the washing machine will become far less frequent, and we will have more time to cook slow, elaborate meals at the end of the day. But I will miss the lively groups of volunteers, the beautiful mornings harvesting, and the fun afternoons at the market with our interns...and you.

"But what will we eat now?" worried customers and co-workers have asked me. Luckily, we have grocery stores. We don’t have to rely on the careful preparation of reserves to survive the cold months, which is one positive thing about the prevailing global industrial food system. While we can enjoy the benefits of year-round food supply, some of the symptoms of the broken food system keep popping up in headlines. There are lots of things we can all do this winter to incorporate more local, sustainably grown produce into the food supply. You could start thinking now about planting a container garden or building a raised bed in the spring. You can talk to your grocery store manager and asking them where their produce comes from and telling them the kind of food you’d like to see them offer. We can push policy-makers in local and federal government and schools to support more smaller, regional farms, rather than just large agri-businesses.

In these modern times, when less than one percent of the population farms for a living, the fact that YOU know who grows some of your food is something special. On behalf of The Food Project, I would like to thank you for shopping at our Farmers Markets. We hope that you have enjoyed coming to the market – and more importantly, cooking and eating your veggies - as much as we have enjoyed growing them, and we look forward to seeing you all next June.

Recipe of the Week

Portuguese Kale Soup

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