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Photos from Senior Celebration 2013

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Photos courtesy of Aidan Ackerman

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Announcing FREE Compost Drop-off Pilot at the Farmers Market!

In collaboration with Greenovate Boston, the Mayor’s Office of Food Initiatives and Office of New Urban Mechanics, and Renewable Waste Solutionswe are thrilled to announce a new residential compost pilot.  Beginning August 15th and continuing through the end of the market season in October, shoppers at the Bowdoin Geneva Farmers Market will have the opportunity to drop off compost collected from their home kitchens for FREE! 


Food scraps will be transported to Rocky Hill Farm in Saugus, Massachusetts where they’ll be transformed into high-quality organic fertilizer to support local, sustainable agriculture in the MetroBoston area – including urban agriculture projects within the city limits!

So, start collecting your compostables today (see list of eligible items below) and get ready to bring them by during your next visit to the market.  For more information on the project, contact the Maura Beaufait, Farmers Market Manager at or 617-754-0026.


Photos from Opening Day 2013

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Photos courtesy of Jennifer Obadia, Boston Collaborative for Food & Fitness

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The 2-Week Countdown Begins!

The Bowdoin Geneva Farmers Market opens in just two weeks!  Join us for a fabulous grand opening on June 20th!  Market opens at 2:30pm, ribbon cutting at 3pm.  Start your summer off right with a trip to the farmers market!

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Announcing 2013 Special Event Schedule

Veggie CircusAs you remember from last season, special events are a highlight of the Bowdoin Geneva Farmers Market.  We’re thrilled to announce our schedule of special events for the 2013 season.  Our special events are scheduled for the Third Thursday of each month (with a few extras thrown in just for some extra fun).

We can’t wait to start another fantastic season bringing the freshest, healthiest food to our neighborhood.  See you at the market!

Where: 230 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester
Parking lot of the Bowdoin Street Health Center

When: THURSDAYS, 2:30-6:30pm
June 20th through October 31st (closed July 4th)


  • Healthy Summer Kick-Off – June 20th

    • Start your summer off right with loads of fun farmers market festivities.  Take the “Soda-Free Summer” pledge, get active, and find all sorts of information about summer opportunities for youth and adults.
  • Family Fun Day – July 18th
    • Join us as we celebrate Bowdoin Geneva’s families with special guests Vegetable Circus.  Facepainting, kids’ games, and other activities and giveaways abound!  Co-sponsored by the Family Nurturing Center/Dorchester CARES.
  • Senior Celebration – August 15th
    • Each year, we honor the seniors and grandparents of our community with a special event especially for them.  Live music, raffle prizes, and discounts for seniors are hallmarks of this great market day.
  • Celebrate the Fruits of Our Ocean – August 29th (rescheduled from original date of August 8th)
    • Come by to watch the biggest seafood throwdown in Bowdoin Geneva history in honor of the amazing local seafood available at the market.  Co-sponsored by the Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness and the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance.
  • Fall Fair for Teens – September 19th
    • Join us for a market day geared towards our neighborhood’s youth complete with teen employment opportunities, social media plugs, music, health information.  Co-sponsored by Boston Youth Fund and Catholic Charities Teen Center at St. Peter’s.
  • National Food Day – October 24th
    • Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.  For a third consecutive year, Bowdoin Geneva will be a hub for community members to pledge their support and celebrate together.  Co-sponsored by Food Day MA.
  • Halloween Harvest Festival – October 31st
    • “Trick-or-Treat” at the market this Halloween.  Come in costume to earn prizes or make your way to our facepainting booth for a touch up!  Vegetable Circus is back as we celebrate the end to a fantastic market season.

We’re still seeking volunteers, guest vendors, co-sponsors, and entertainers for many of these days, so if you’re interested in taking part, please call our market manager, Maura Beaufait at 617-754-0026.