Archive for June, 2012

Photo Slideshow from Opening Day

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Photos courtesy of Aidan Acker

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Farmers Market Newsletter 6.28.12


For the recipes seen in this newsletter, go to www.foodinthehood.wordpress.com/recipes.

Meet the Vendor: Heavens Harvest Farm

Joining us for the first time this season is Heavens Harvest Farm, a thriving certified organic farm located in New Braintree, MA.   Staffed by the team from the Healthy Urban Initiative – a program that strives to bring the highest quality produce to inner city communities – the Heavens Harvest stand will offer a wide array of fruits and vegetables as well as value-added foods like jams and jellies.  Come July, they’re also hoping to have fresh-baked multigrain bread for sale here in Bowdoin Geneva. Continue reading

Food Access Featured in Edible Boston

This summer’s edition of Edible Boston features a great story about food access initiatives across Boston by journalist Steve Holt (@TheBostonWriter).  The piece paints a picture of the different strategies being put to work to improve the food landscape across the city including many of the initiatives underway right here in Bowdoin Geneva.  Truly good food for thought.

Click here to read the Summer 2012 Edible Boston article

Meet the Vendor: City Harvest

Next up in our series introducing our amazing vendors joining us at the Bowdoin Geneva Farmers Market this season is our returning vendor from 2011, City Harvest Youth Corps!

City Harvest is a program of the Trustees of Reservations, a statewide organization that works to preserve properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value for public use and enjoyment.  Farming on the Bradley Estate in Canton, young people come from all over the City of Boston to learn about agriculture and caring for the land.

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We’re live on the radio!

Beginning today, you can hear all about the Bowdoin Geneva Farmers Market on your favorite Boston radio stations!  Thanks to help from the communications gurus at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, we’re set to go live on 6 Boston radio stations in English plus Radio Nha Terra in Cape Verdean Creole!  Listen up and help spread the word.

Listen to our 60-second Radio PSA (English Version)

(Cape Verdean Creole version airing now, online soon!)

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Healthy Corner Store Challenge #4

chicken-tenders-ready-to-bakeFried chicken is always a favorite, especially when paired with some stellar mac ‘n cheese, but neither is too friendly at the waistline and both are high in saturated fat – an enemy to heart health.  We’ve revamped this classic with a nutritious twist.  Our Oven-Fried Chicken Tenders with Greek Yogurt Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce highlights whole wheat bread crumbs, skinless chicken breast, and fat-free Greek yogurt all now available at America’s Food Basket on Bowdoin Street.  For our special last meeting of the off-season, we also added on a great Healthy Mac & Cheese to top it off!