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Farmers Market

Dorchester Winter Farmers’ Market (Winter)
The Dorchester Winter Farmers’ Market was originally organized by the Dorchester Community Food Co-Op in 2012 and became the first winter farmers’ market in the City of Boston. The market is now operated in partnership between Codman Square Health Center and the Codman Square Neighborhood Council.

The market is indoors at the Great Hall in Codman Square, 6 Norfolk St, and runs from the beginning of January through the end of March.

 

Codman Square Farmers’ Market - now Codman Square Social Saturdays
The Codman Square Farmers’ Market was organized by the Codman Square Health Council in 2008 as a result of residents outraged by the lack of healthy food options in the community. The market was held on Saturdays in the Codman Commons from June through October. The market provided the community with fresh, local, organic produce at an affordable price, added value products from local vendors, education on nutrition, and information about community programs.

In 2010, Codman Square Health Center piloted a program allowing healthcare providers to “prescribe” fruits and vegetables to patients as a part of their care plan. Known as the Veggie Prescription Program (or Veggie RX Program), patients of the Health Center would receive vouchers that could be redeemed at the Farmers’ Market in Codman Square that provided their family with fruits and vegetables for the week.

In 2017, Codman Square Farmers Market was proclaimed a success at helping to bring healthy food into the community and was renamed Codman Square Social Saturdays and took on a new mission to celebrate the community and bring individuals together.