There are few things that I'm more passionate about than food. And farmers' markets are an intregal part of that passion. Over the past month I've been fortunate to get the chance to begin building one in my own neighborhood: Stony Brook. Tomorrow is a start. I hope you'll join us. And not only do I hope you come to the market, but that you'll help me build this into a really vibrant community space.
Info on the market:
The market launch is this Sunday, July 12th and will continue through October 18th.
Ribbon Cutting, Grand Opening Party! Sunday, July 19th
Market hours are 10am-2pm
Silverbrook Farm, which provides organic fruits, veggies, flowering plants, honey and eventually eggs, jams and jellies;
Big Sky out of Newton – a baker that uses primarily local and organic ingredients;
The Greenest Bean – that produces small batch, organic, free trade coffee beans;
Sheldon Farm Herbs – local organic herbs
Earthworks Boston is going to be here talking about the free and organic fruit and nut trees that are available throughout JP and the rest of the city. Additionally, I’m looking for someone to give an ‘edible wild’ tour of JP. If you know anyone, please let me know!
There are other possible purveyors who may (hopefully) join us later in the season:
Green City Growers, out of JP – that grows veggies out of your own yard for a small fee and a portion of the ‘produce’;
Boston Smokehouse out of Mattapan;
Cheshire Garden out of Winchester, NH; and
And possibly even the Boston Cheese Cellar out of Roslindale. The owner Kathy has graciously said she'd consider joining us with some local cheeses!
Once the market starts we'll be organizing chef demonstrations – such as Phil from JP Seafood who has agreed to come and demonstrate how you make fresh organic veggie ‘sushi’.. Other chefs that have agreed to participate include: Felicia from Centre Street Café, Brian from James’s Gate, Carlos from The Alchemist and Jake from The Milky Way/ Bella Luna! I’m still working on more . . . so, again, any ideas or connnections -- send them my way!
And of course we're looking to add a musical component. If you know any musicians who would like to donate an hour of their time to create a really lively environment, please let me know.
While you can always contact me here, feel free to send me email at Community Servings:
And here's web directions to our location so that you can find us tomorrow, and next Sunday and the Sunday after that . . . and on and on until October 18th:
Hope to see you tomorrow,