Now under the title of “Farm-to-Biz” for the first time this year, corner stores, restaurants, and other food retailers serving the Bowdoin Geneva and Uphams Corner neighborhoods will have the opportunity to participate in an innovative effort to make farm-fresh, local produce available to Dorchester residents not just on market day, but every day all season long!
Last year’s farm-to-store pilot program delivered fresh fruits and vegetables to four Bowdoin Geneva corner stores. In 2012, with the help of our partner farmers at the Trustees of Reservations and Heavens Harvest Organic Farm, we’ll be expanding upon this exciting model!
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Interested food businesses can join the Farm-to-Biz Buying Club which entitles them to marketing assistance, promotional signage, recipe transformations, and more! Participating businesses can visit the Bowdoin Geneva Farmers Market after 5pm any market day and receive 10% off their purchase of $30 or more from a participating vendor
And even better than that, the Bowdoin Geneva or Uphams Corner restaurant that spends the most on local produce over the course of the June-October season, will win a $100 cash prize! What better than a little healthy competition to kick-off a great initiative?
Customers!!! Are you looking for local food in the neighborhood and beyond? Look for our signage in a food business near you.
Business Owners!!! Are you interested in bringing local food into your establishment? Contact us for more information and to join the club.