REC Launches Mobile Market


The Regional Environmental Council, Inc. has launched its Mobile Farmers Market! With funding support from Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation, the Health Foundation of Central MA, United Way, USDA, Mass in Motion and others, this WRTA donated and rehabed van will be driving around Worcester selling fruits and veggies at 10 different sites! The market accepts all forms of payment including Cash, Credit, Debit, EBT/Food Stamps, WIC, and Senior Coupons! All EBT/Food Stamp purchases are HALF OFF!!
This is a very exciting step towards more equitable fresh food access throughout Worcester.  Several of the stops are in USDA defined Food Desert areas, or areas where the access to food is limited and the income levels are low (of which there are three in Worcester – Main South, Bell Hill, and Great Brook Valley).  

Here’s the schedule for the rest of the season!

Tuesdays Thursdays
Place: Time: Place: Time
Worcester Senior Center 9:00am-10:30am Seabury Heights 9:00am-10:30
Pleasant Towers/Elm Towers 11:00am-12:30pm Elm Park 11:00am-12:30pm
Grant Square 1:00pm-2:30pm Compton Park 1:00pm-2:30pm
Lakeside 3:00pm-4:30pm 40 Belmont 3:00pm-5:00pm
Great Brook Valley 5:00pm-6:30pm Plumley Village 3:00pm-5:30
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Farmers Market Community Canvas

For anyone that made it out to Davis Publications downtown on Monday, March 10th saw a truly wonderful site:  A gorgeous canvas mural flanked by photographs that captured the essence of farmers’ markets and good local food, a spread of delicious food provided by Flats, tunes on the piano by the talented Dan Burke, and a great collection of community members, farmers’ market supporters, youth, and food-lovers.  Everyone came together to celebrate the the REC’s Farmers’ Market Mural that was completed over the course of the summer between the Main South market and the Great Brook Valley market.  The Worcester Art Museum helped develop the mural and then the community – youth, adults, kids, everyone – got to help fill it in and color it.  The result is a true testament of the power of food to unite and inspire and built community.  The Worcester Magazine did a great feature of the event – check it out.

And if you missed the opening, don’t worry, you can still go check out the mural and all the photos taken as part of the photo contest:

Community Mural Project & Gallery Show

March 14-April 26

Davis Art Gallery

44 Portland Street, 3rd Floor

Worcester, MA 01608

Gallery Hours: 8:30-4:30, M-F

Community Mural

Drop by The Davis Art Gallery to visit Community Canvas, a celebration of art created throughout the 2010 season at the REC Farmers Markets in Main South and Great Brook Valley. View the finished mural, created collaboratively by market-goers, uniting  two Worcester neighborhoods.

 

See the top submissions from our Farmer’s Market Photo Contest and purchase your favorites. Unframed prints are available for $10, and  matted and framed photographs are bundled with one annual REC individual membership for $40.

 

Already know which photo you’d like? Fill out the order formhere and email it to Angelique.

Angelique

 

Contact Angelique Webster at

(508) 799-9139

or farmersmarket@recworcester.org

for more information.