Davis Square Farmers Market Day St & Herbert St, Somerville, MA02144 Plump tomatoes, sweet corn and juicy peaches are not the only farm goodies you'll find (in season) at this weekly…More farmers market. On Wednesdays, from late May through late November, all manner of natural foods and product vendors set up in the parking lot behind the Post Office to hawk their wares. Fresh-cut flowers, grass-fed beef, artisan breads and pies, Taza chocolate and local cheese and honey are among the usual treats. You'll also find prepared Mediterranean foods, natural bath and beauty products and, when in season, cider. Along with cash or credit, EBT, SNAP and food stamps are accepted for payment.
From heirloom tomatoes and sweet summer corn to golden honey, fresh-cut flowers and artisanal breads, this farmers…More market is a hotspot for local farm produce and foodstuffs. But you'll find more than just juicy berries or crisp lettuce here. This unusual market was founded in 2005 by Union Square Main Streets and is co-sponsored by the City, so you'll find they always have the community in mind.
For one, the produce selection aims to serve the neighborhood's diverse population. Asian greens and South American squash are just as likely to be found as potatoes and carrots. Alongside the usual food stands, you'll also find helpful booths that share healthy recipes, present educational activities or highlight community groups. Theme days at the market focus on resident or broader issues, such as pedestrian concerns or climate change. Finally, to be sure everyone can load up on the good eats, SNAP, Union Square Market Tokens, and Farmers Market WIC coupons are accepted for payment (as are cash and credit). And, oh wait, they also feature live musical acts.
Add it all up, and a trip to this market is more than just shopping. It's the place for a festive and neighborly day out.
Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services 61 Medford St, Somerville, MA02143 Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services, founded in 1972, holds as a mission the support and care of Somerville and…More Cambridge's elderly population. SCES offers programs such as farmer's market coupons, health and wellness classes, and driving services for eldery unable to afford cars or taxi service. In addition, SCES offers support to eldery caregivers in the Somerville and Cambridge area, including in-home services.
Founded in 2000 by local residents, Groundwork Somerville's mission is to educate youth about the environment.…More Through their healthy education, green jobs and sustainable community programs, this nonprofit supports farmers markets, national parks and urban schoolyard gardens.
Originally serving only younger children, the curriculum has expanded to include a high school jobs and internships initiative as well as a program for 18-28-year-olds. Every public Somerville elementary school has a school garden created via Groundwork programs. Recently the group also spearheaded a cleanup project of invasive water chestnuts along the Mystic River.
Executive director Jennifer Lawrence is always accepting new volunteers of all ages. Call or e-mail for more information.