Archive for May, 2012

Meet the Vendor: Cape Cod Fish

With less than a month to go til opening day, we begin our series of business profiles of our incredible farmers market vendors.  Today’s installment: Dave Henchy from Cape Cod Fish.

Dave teams up with dayboat fishermen to bring fresh, sustainably-caught, local fish, including those lesser-known varieties like mackerel, pollack, hake, even monkfish, winter skate, and bluefish, directly to members of a Community-Supported Fishery (CSF).  Just as in a CSA, Cape Cod Fish Share members pay in advance for a weekly delivery of fresh fish.  But with the advent of the brand new pilot to bring fish straight to Boston Farmers Markets, Henchy has the opportunity to expand his business model to include yet another direct-to-consumer pipeline. Continue reading

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Dayboat Fish at Boston Farmers Markets

What better for Boston – a city known for its amazing ocean-fresh catch – than fish at the farmers market?  That’s what we thought too!

We’re thrilled to announce that the Bowdoin Geneva Farmers Market was selected as one of nine markets citywide to participate in Mayor Menino’s “first-of-its-kind pilot program that will put local, day-boat fish at Farmers’ Markets around the city.”  Red’s Best Seafood and Cape Cod Fish Share are the two fish vendors who will be serving up fresh-caught fish in markets throughout Boston’s neighborhoods including: Dorchester, East Boston, Mattapan, South Boston, and of course at several Downtown markets. Continue reading

Farm to Biz Expands for 2012

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!  Continue reading

Farm Share Registration for Bowdoin Geneva Families Now Open!

Bowdoin Geneva families may now register for the Farm to Family Program for Summer 2012.  Farm to Family is an innovative subsidized CSA (community-supported agriculture) program that serves low-income families, providing them with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables at an affordable price.  The produce is grown at The Food Project’s farm in Lincoln, MA and delivered to community agencies in the Bowdoin Geneva neighborhood for distribution to participating families.  Families pay $5 per week for $15-worth of produce and can pay with cash, check, or SNAP/EBT.

View Program Flyer Here

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