Winter farmers market to debut

November 9, 2012
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BROOKSIDE—Jamaica Plain’s first cold-season farmers market will debut Nov. 10 at the Our Lady of Lourdes Church Parish Hall at 45 Brookside Ave.

The Egleston Farmers Market will feature a wide variety of seasonal foods, including from such JP-based producers as Buckle Farms and Yard Birds. It will run two Saturdays a month in November (including Nov. 17) and December, then weekly in January and February. The hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Led by Market Coordinator Kate Peppard, a JP resident, the market is sponsored by Egleston Square Main Street and supported by the Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition.

The starting lineup of vendors, which likely will expand during the season, also includes: the Cupcakory, Foxboro Cheese Company, Great Cape Baking Company, John Crow Farm, Mei-Mei Street Kitchen food truck, Seta’s Mediterranean, Stillmans at the Turkey Farm and Stillmans Farm.

The market will accept SNAP public assistance payments and offers Bounty Bucks, which match SNAP payments.

There will be some non-food vendors as well, including JP resident Jeremy Clark Ogusky selling his handmade fermenting crocks for pickling food.

In addition to the vendors, the market will have performances by local musicians, exhibits by local artists, and information tables for local nonprofits. The market continues to seek volunteers, performers, sponsors and others who want to get involved.

For more information, call 617-942-0194 or see eglestonfarmersmarket.org.

From press materials.