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Sustainability in Action at the Seafood Throwdown

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This week, we’re gearing up for another great event at the farmers market – the Seafood Throwdown.  The event is an opportunity to showcase the best of local seafood, to learn about sustainability in the seafood industry, and to celebrate together the wealth, beauty, and bounty of our ocean!

The throwdown will feature a head-to-head competition between Chef Ken McCluskey of The Blarney Stone in Dorchester and Chef Stephen Pierce of BIDMC Food Services.  The chefs will battle it out to cook up the most delicious rendition of a mystery local seafood ingredient which will be unveiled by Red’s Best Seafood just moments before the clock starts!  Each chef will receive $25 to spend on seasonal produce at the farmers market to complement their fresh-fish dish. Continue reading

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! 

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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 mbeaufai@bidmc.harvard.edu or 617-754-0026.

 

Seafood Throwdown Comes to Bowdoin Geneva

UPDATE: The Seafood Throwdown has been postponed to August 29th.  New flyer coming soon!

View the event on Facebook and mark your calendars!  See you at the market.

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Family Fun Day @ the Market

At his week’s market, we celebrate our annual Family Fun Day!  Join us at the farmers market on Thursday, July 18th for a jam-packed day full of fun kids’ activities like facepainting, games & prizes, balloon animals, 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.

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So be especially sure to make your way to 230 Bowdoin Street this Thursday between 2:30-6:30 to join the fun!

Also don’t forget that the Dorchester North WIC Office in Uphams Corner will be distributing Farmers Market Coupons to eligible parents (including Dads!) and pregnant women on Wednesday, July 17th beginning at noon.  Supply is first come, first served.  Call (617) 825-8994 for more details.

This event is co-sponsored by:

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