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Thursdays, 2:30-6:00pm June 20 thru October 31 230 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester
Across the country today, people are coming together to celebrate Food Day – a national day of action for healthy and sustainable food. Here at the market, we’re doing our part too! With the help of our friends at the Dorchester Community Food Coop, today’s market is dedicated to spreading the word about what good food means here in Bowdoin Geneva. Join us for this fabulous afternoon/evening of events: 2:30-6pm: Join us at the market for tasty samples of healthy fall favorites, a photo booth where you can take a picture of yourself as a farmer, and an art project with artist Abbie Wanamaker to express how food and wellness are intertwined here in our community. Plus, all the usual goodies the market has to offer! 5:30-6:30pm: Come on inside the health center for a community social – an opportunity to meet your neighbors and mingle together. 6:30-8:30pm: We’ll be screening “A Place at the Table”, a film by producer Jeff Bridges about the challenges of hunger and obesity in America with a brief discussion to follow. Watch the film trailer here. FREE POPCORN at the movie with your farmers market purchase OR a donation of non-perishable food item to the Boston CAN Share campaign!
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This week's vendors:
Serving Ourselves Farm Red’s Best Seafood Powisset Farm
Compost Drop-off: Greenovate #CompostBos Pilot Art-Making: Abbie Wanamaker
See you at the market!
As hard as it is to believe, next week is the very last week of the farmers market season. Before we close our doors, we’re going to be celebrating Halloween in style with our trick-or-treat event!
Double your Dollar with Boston Bounty Bucks!
EVERYONE who uses their EBT Card at the market receives 50% off their fresh food purchase up to $20!
We Accept WIC!
Customer Feedback Survey
And finally as the season draws to a close, we’re reflecting on the 2013 season and gearing up to plan for next year. Please contribute your thoughts by filling out our online customer survey or by popping by the market manager’s stand during the market for a paper version. Help us make the market even better!
WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Checks are accepted by all produce vendors. WIC Fruit & Vegetable Checks are also accepted by Serving Ourselves Farm.
This week at the market... Cod Filet Beets Farm-Fresh Organic Eggs Organic Apples Collard Greens & Kale Butternut Squash Sweet Potatoes Broccoli & Cauliflower Beans Turnips Celery & Leeks
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Garlic & Onions Hot & Sweet Peppers Potatoes Cabbage, Lettuce, & Salad Mix Herbs (parsley, sage, basil, and more!) Whole Mackerel & Flounder Whole Monkfish Tail Albacore Tuna Filet Sea Scallops Monkfish Filets - Fish of the week - Fruit/vegetable of the week
Upcoming Special Events @ The Market:
Fisherman’s Tale – Cod
This week’s fish is the ever-popular Atlantic Cod. Atlantic cod is found on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. In U.S. waters, cod is most common on Georges Bank and the western Gulf of Maine. Adult cod live near the ocean floor along rocky slopes and ledges. They prefer to live in cold water at depths of around 30 to 500 feet on bottoms with coarse sediments, rather than on finer mud and silt. Click the flyer to enlarge
Farmers Market Photo Gallery
Adult Atlantic cod are heavy-bodied and have a large head, blunt snout, and a distinct barbel (a whisker-like organ, like on a catfish) under their lower jaw. Their coloring varies, often changing depending on bottom habitats, but they usually have many small spots and a pale lateral line (the faint line that runs lengthwise down each side of the fish, from around the gill covers to the base of the tail). Atlantic cod has a mild, clean flavor and large flakes. It’s less firm than haddock and sweeter than Pacific cod. When raw, the meat is translucent, ranging from white to pinkish in color; when cooked, it is opaque white.
In the Community:
Cod is an excellent source of protein and selenium. It is also a very good source of vitamin B6 and phosphorus. In addition, cod is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, potassium, and niacin.
Dorchester Food Co-op & Sustainability Guild
Community Hub Activities
Every Saturday, 10am-7pm Sept. 21st thru October 26th 191 Bowdoin Street
Boston Police/C-11, Bowdoin Geneva VIP, Bowdoin Geneva Main Streets, Bowdoin Street Health Center Trick-or-Treat on Bowdoin St. Thursday, October 31st , 4-6pm
Bowdoin Street from Draper to Topliff
Rather than frying up this delicious and mild fish, try a healthier version of the traditional Fish & Chips. (Or even better, try out the Beet & Sweet Potato Fries in the recipe below to punch up the nutrition even more).
Nutritionist Note – Beets
The wild beet, the ancestor of the beet we are used to eating today, existed since prehistoric times in North Africa. Although people were only eating the stems and leaves then, it was the ancient Romans who began cultivating beets for their roots. With color ranging from yellow to crimson red and dark purple, these colorful root vegetables contain powerful nutrients that help protect us against heart disease, birth defects and colon cancer.
When choosing beets, look for small or medium-sized beets with firm, smooth-skinned and deep in color roots. Signs indicating spoiled beets include spots, bruises or soft, wet areas. Remember do not wash beets before storing. Place in a plastic bag and wrap the bag tightly around the beets, squeezing out as much of the air from the bag as possible, and place in refrigerator where they will keep for up to 3 weeks.
Make that plate of fish and chips even more healthful by packing in loads of vitamins with this great recipe for Beet & Sweet Potato French Fries!
For more information on the market and any of our other healthy food access initiatives, please visit:
or contact Maura Ackerman email@example.com or 617-754-0026.