We in the Green Initiatives Staff team have been reading books about ethical, sustainable, healthy food, watching Food Inc and discussing all these great choices we can make regarding food.
Next step: where to find it. We’re all going to our local Copley Square farmers market on Friday May 20th. Join us if you can, and if not check out these resources.
Finding Local food around Boston:
Harvest Food Coop in Cambridge at the Central Sq T stop
581 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139 website
Harvest Food Coop in Jamaica Plain near Forest Hills T stop
57 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 website
Allandale Farm, 259 Allandale Road, Brookline, MA 02467
Boston’s last working farm includes farm stand with local produce, CSA* sign-up as well as gardening supplies: www.allandalefarm.com
Wilson Farm, 10 Pleasant St., Lexington, MA, 02421
All kinds of local food; produce, eggs, meat, fish, cheese, etc.
*CSA: Community Supported Agriculture
An Organic Food delivery model similar to a CSA:
Farmers Markets in the Boston area (days and hours subject to change- go to websites below for updated information):
Cambridge/ Kendall Square Farmers Market 500 Kendall St.
Thursday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 4-Sept. 10
Copley Square Farmers Market St. James Ave. and Dartmouth St.
Tuesday and Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., May 19-Nov. 24
Boston Public Market- South Station/Dewey Square Across from South Station
Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., May 28-Oct. 29
Wintertime: Somerville, Saturday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, January 8 to March 26, Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave, EBT-SNAP accepted
Boston’s list of farmers markets
Massachusetts-wide directory of farmers markets
Another resource for finding Massachusetts-wide farmers markets
Winters farmers markets in Massachusetts (yes, despite the cold!)
Motivated to grow your own? Find a community garden in Boston
USDA website: www.ams.usda.gov/farmers
Feel free to comment and add your own suggestions of good places to obtain food- local to Boston or wherever you live!
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