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Support your local farmers' market and enjoy some fresh, Massachusetts-grown food this week at some great farmers' market events happening across the state. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy farm fresh produce by visiting a farmers' market in your area. To discover the markets close to you, check out the MassGrown map.
This Wednesday night from 5 to 8 p.m. come out to enjoy Jamaican Night Buffet hosted by Coonamessett Farm in East Falmouth. The popular Jamaican grill night features authentic Jamaican cuisine like callaloo, a fresh vegetable soup, batata (sweet potato) pudding, jerk chicken and pork straight from the grill! There will also be live steel drum music, dancing and fun for families and friends.
Don’t miss this unique cultural experience at Coonamessett Farm this Wednesday. Check out the Coonamessett website for more information.
Also at Coonamessett Farm, come enjoy great local food and live music at the Friday Farm Dinner at 5 to 8 p.m. This and every Friday evening through August, Coonamessett farm hosts a family dinner made with delicious farm produce and local pulled pork from the grill. The dinner also features fresh soups, salads and vegetarian entrees.
Looking for a new market to explore? Come to Somerville to enjoy a warm summer evening and take a leisurely stroll at the Union Square Main Street market this Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Building on the vibrancy of the Saturday morning market, the Thursday evening Swirl and Slice market takes place every Thursday evening throughout the summer at Union Square on Main Street. Swirl and Slice features specialty foods like wines, cheeses, jams and other locally produced refineries by Massachusetts farms. Come to Somerville this Thursday to sample some great local food, enjoy live jazz and various educational demonstrations from vendors. View the Swirl and Slice for more information on vendors.
North of Boston this weekend, come enjoy the Blueberry Pancake Breakfast hosted by Verrill Farm in Concord. This Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. A family farm since 1922, Verrill Farm will be serving up pancakes made with farm fresh blueberries, Massachusetts-made maple syrup, fresh juice and coffee. Bring family and friends to the farm to enjoy a great breakfast and live music by The Yankee Stompers. Check out the Verrill Farm’s website for more information.
Also this weekend, check out the Bedford Farmer’s Market one-day event. This Sunday in Bedford, check out returning local famers, vendors, artisans and special demonstrative events from Bedford and surrounding areas. Join the Bedford Farmers Market this Sunday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. to enjoy great community fun for the whole family.
DPH Kicks Off Town Hall Meetings to Address Underage Drinking and Prescription Drug Abuse posted on Apr 15
Last week, the Department hosted the first in a series of statewide Town Hall Meetings that will examine what can be done to prevent underage drinking and prescription drug abuse in the Commonwealth. Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) Director Hilary Jacobs was joined at the …Continue Reading DPH Kicks Off Town Hall Meetings to Address Underage Drinking and Prescription Drug Abuse
A Healthier Commute – for a Healthier Community posted on Apr 14
When it comes to our daily commute, we could all use a little inspiration. That’s why I want to take this opportunity to encourage employers in eastern Massachusetts to participate in the 2014 Walk/Ride Corporate Challenge — an annual competition that encourages workers to use …Continue Reading A Healthier Commute – for a Healthier Community
Highlights of the April 9th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Apr 9
This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council included a series of Determination of Need (DON) requests, followed by a set of three of informational presentations on pending amendments to regulations. The Council took up deliberations for a series of three Determination of Need requests, …Continue Reading Highlights of the April 9th Public Health Council Meeting