Archive for the ‘Urban Agriculture’ Category

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.

 

Top 5 Must Have Foods from the Farmers Market on WCVB

Reported by Tracy Hampton, PhD , BIDMC Correspondent for WCVB News Channel 5 Boston

It’s easy to just buy fruits and vegetables at the grocery store during routine shopping trips, but now is the time to seek out Farmers’ Markets to buy at least a few of the most nutrient-packed foods fresh from local fields. Maura Beaufait, the Healthy Food Access Coordinator at Bowdoin Street Health Center, where she coordinates a variety of efforts including the BIDMC Farm to Family Program, offers a top five list for consumers. Continue reading