Archive for July, 2012

Summer Youth Intern Profile: Damian Jones

Hello, I am Damian Jones, and I work at the Bowdoin Street Health Center as a summer youth intern working on healthy food access. I have had this job for 2 years in a row now. It is very fun because it allows me to contribute to my neighborhood and bring fresh healthy items to the people who live here.  This summer, I’m excited to learn even more about community outreach.

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Summer Youth Intern Profile: Monica Fontes

Hello, my name is Monica Fontes. I am currently 16 years old and I am a rising junior at Fenway High School. This summer I will be working at the Bowdoin Street Health Center as a healthy food access intern. I’m most excited about changing my habits and eating healthier and spreading the word to more people.

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Family Fun Day @ the Market

This week’s market is all about celebrating Bowdoin Geneva families!  Join us at the farmers market on Thursday, July 12th for a jam-packed day full of fun kids’ activities like facepainting, parachute games, plus a visit from special guests Vegetable Circus who’ll be teaching a variety of circus arts like juggling, hooping, clowning, and maybe even some acrobatics if we’re lucky.

View/download the event flyer!

So be especially sure to make your way to 230 Bowdoin Street this Thursday between 3-6:30 to join the fun!

Also don’t forget that the Dorchester North WIC Office in Uphams Corner will be distributing 2012 Farmers Market Coupons to eligible parents (including Dads!) and pregnant women on Wednesday, July 11th beginning at noon.  Supply is first come, first served.  Call (617) 825-8994 for more details.

Farmers Market Newsletter 7.5.12


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Unlocking the Mysteries of Whole Fish

Buying fish whole at the market can save you a whole boatload of money since you’re not paying for any of the labor or packaging – just the beautiful, succulent fish itself.  On top of that, buying a whole fish helps you to assess its condition and quality much more carefully than you might if all you were looking at was a pre-packaged fillet.  Here’s a little crash course to alleviate the intimidation and get you cooking!  Don’t forget to check out our ever-evolving recipes page for great ideas.

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