Farmers market shuts down

March 2, 2012
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EGLESTON SQ.—The farmers market at Community Servings is shutting down and will not return this summer, the nonprofit announced this week.

“Unfortunately, the market hasn’t generated enough business for our vendors, despite our best efforts at spreading the word,” said Community Servings CEO David Waters in a press release.

The market operated in the nonprofit’s Marbury Terrace parking lot for three years. Its closure leaves JP with two seasonal farmers markets in local parking lots: Bank of America off Centre Street in central JP, and the Loring-Greenough House in Monument Square.

Community Servings provides home-delivered meals to extremely ill clients. But it also offers nutrition education programs and a food service job training program. It will continue to offer healthy food pick-up programs, including the Farmer Dave Community Supported Agriculture program and the Cape Ann Fresh Catch Community Supported Fisheries program.

For more information, call 617-522-7777 or see servings.org.

From press materials.