Tuesday, September 6, 2011
As part of a new campaign, posters are embedded with quick response (QR) code technology that you can scan with your smart phone to go straight to the online database of farmers markets.
Next time you're looking for local produce, turn to the T. A new partnership between the Department of Agricultural Resources and the MBTA includes about 500 posters on the red and orange lines that are embedded with quick response (QR) code technology - where commuters can scan the image with their smart phones and be directed to the state's database of farmers markets. There are about 245 in Massachusetts, and 27 are accessible by public transportation in Boston, said DAR Commissioner Scott Soares. He, along with MBTA General Manager Jonathan Davis, unvielded the new “Massachusetts Agriculture Rides the T” campaign Tuesday afternoon at Back Bay Station. "This is a great example of how technology can connect customers to local food," …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Photo of the day in Back Bay.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The monthly market is from 3 - 7 p.m. and runs through October.
The Berklee College of Music's monthly farmers market opens on Wednesday and runs through October. Located on 7 Haviland Street (outside the building, on the brick open area) the market runs from 3 - 7 p.m. Sponsored by ARAMARK, the public can buy local produce, cheese, and baked goods. Jessica Mackool, director of food services at ARAMARK, the college's food service provider, said her family used to run a farm stand and she wanted to bring healthy, fresh food to the Berklee community. “Spring is the perfect time to wake up our taste buds," she said. "And we can be even more sustainable and lower our carbon footprint by bringing the farm right to us." Schedule: Farms include:
Monday, November 15, 2010
November 23 marks the end of the farmers market season.
Every Tuesday and Friday all season long, the farmers market vendors can be counted on for fresh produce in Copley Square. The farmers who participate in the Copley Square farmers market drive from all corners of Massachusetts to bring fresh vegetables, homemade breads, special recipe jams, and much more to the heart of the Back Bay. They count on the customers stopping by on their lunch break, or forgoing the grocery store to pick up their fresh products. With only two weeks left before the season's cold moves into Boston, the vendors are preparing to say goodbye to their customers until spring time rolls back around. The Copley Square Market's unique location makes this a very successful and especially fun market for the farmers.