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Dudley Town Common Farmers Market News

Intersection of Blue Hill Ave and Dudley Street, Roxbury
Tuesday and Thursdays
3-7pm

At the Market

Garlic
Raspberries
Shell Beans
Green Beans
Calalloo
Fava Beans
Cucumbers
Carrots
Cabbage
Salad Mix
Collard Greens
Swiss Chard
Radishes
Salad Turnips
Scallions
Basil
Summer Squash
Peaches and Plums (possibly only on Tuesday)
Nashoba Brook Bakery Bread (only on Thursday)

EBT/Food Stamp/SNAP, WIC and Senior Farmers Market Coupons, Debit and Cash Accepted! All season, any EBT/Food Stamp/SNAP purchase will be matched up to $10 at twenty Farmers Markets in Boston, including the Dudley Town Common Market.

News From The Field

Usually, my news from the field consist mostly of my musings about farming and what's happening on our farm sites in Roxbury and Dorchester. This week, Globe and WBZ TV reporters were sharing their news stories from the field.

US Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, made a visit to the West Cottage Farm site on Friday. She came because Boston won a two-year grant, focused on promoting healthy living and eating. The Food Project's part of the grant is focused on: jumpstarting the Dudley Greenhouse operation; building 400 raised beds in Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan; and funding hundreds of jobs for teenagers.

Two teens and I got to show Secretary Sebelius around the farm, talk to her about why we grow food in Boston and about our youth and community programs. We were pleased to find that she already understood that inequitable access to fresh produce is an important national public health issue. She clearly loved meeting the thirty young people we've been working with over the last few summers. She said that she'd tell Michelle Obama all about us.

During the press conference, Madam Secretary was joined at the podium by the Mayor, the Boston Public Health Commissioner and two young people from The Food Project. The Mayor announced that funding for Boston Bounty Bucks Program will be increased two-fold. This will allow 2,500 EBT/SNAP/Food Stamp users to double the value of their benefits at over 20 farmers markets in Boston and eat healthy for half the price.

Check out the Globe's video and a couple of articles: http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/green/articles/2010/07/10/nonprofit_make...
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view.bg?&articleid=1266972&for...

 

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