If you're wondering how to improve your family's connection to real food and the people who grow and produce it, here are a few tips.
|Left to right: Strawberry picking at Verrill Farm, Buying veggies at the |
SomervilleMobile Market, Attending the SomerStrEATS event
See goats, chickens, sheep, cows and pigs! Learn about the fruits and vegetables that grow in and around Somerville! Chat with a farmer! Listen to live music! Pick your own food directly from the farm! For lists of farms and farmers' markets visit the MDAR (Massachusetts Department of Agriculture) and Mass Farmers' Markets websites.
|Feeding goats while listening to music at "Lettuce turnip the beet" Wright-Locke Farm,Winchester.|
|Tomatillos growing at Wright-Locke Farm, Winchester|
Visit a farmers' market!Where can you buy those "green lanterns" also known as tomatillos? Why at a farm stand or farmers' market of course!
Take your family on a farmers' market scavenger hunt. Invite you family to eat a rainbow as you peruse the mounds of red tomatoes, purple carrots, golden beets, and yellow peppers.
In Somerville we are fortunate to have four markets during the summer and fall and one during the winter. For specific details about each market follow the links below.
Assembly Square: Sunday, 10:30am - 2:30pm
Davis Square: Wednesday, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Union Square: Saturday, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Somerville Mobile Markets - various locations throughout the city. See flyers in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian-Creole.
Winter Market: Saturday, 9:30am-2:00pm
Visit a local food event!
If you want to celebrate the local bounty visit a food festival in and around Somerville!
Each week in Powderhouse square, local food trucks gather for Somerville StrEATS on Tuesdays at 5pm.
|Bon Me tofu sandwich|
Interested in connecting with more local food vendors? Visit the 2015 Boston Local Food Festival on September 20, 11am-5pm on The Greenway in Boston. My family and I will be there!
Content provided by Karyn Novakowski, PEP Nutrition Education Coordinator and Somerville Farm to School Project Director.