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Food Justice In Worcester!

REC’s Mobile Farmers Markets Have Rolled Into Action!

The 2nd session of REC’s Mobile Farmers
Markets runs through Thursday, May 11!

Be sure to stop by one of our stops for any/all of your local vegetable, cage-free egg, grass-fed beef, and other speciality item needs!

WEDNESDAYS:

9-11am: Green Hill Towers
(In the Community Room)
27 Mount Vernon St, Worcester

12-2pm: Family Health Center of Worcester
(1st Floor Lobby)
26 Queen St, Worcester

THURSDAYS:

8-10am: Seabury Heights
240-244 Belmont St, Worcester

11am-1pm: The Worcester Senior Center
(in the Main Lobby)
128 Providence St, Worcester

And don’t forget: REC CITY OF WORCESTER CLEAN-UPS FOR EARTH DAY!

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Chef Joey’s Meatless Cacciatore – always in style! … and Plant Sale/Garden Fest Saturday!

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Chef Joey speaks Italiano! Bravo, Joe-Joe!

Meatless Cacciatore

Recipe and photos by Chef Joey

Ingredients:

4 (or 5!) cloves of garlic
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2 large onions, chopped
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2 red peppers, chopped
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2 green peppers, chopped
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1 large can Pastine kitchen-ready tomatoes

2 cups cooked garbanzo beans

Directions:

Saute garlic in 5 tablespoons of oil.

Add onions and coat well.

Then add 1/2 cup water.

Simmer until soft and water starts to evaporate. Add the peppers and tomato sauce.

Simmer 45 minutes on a lower heat, stirring often.

Add garbanzo beans, and serve over your favorite pasta!

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Buy some kid plants at REC’s YOUTHGROW Plant Sale and Garden Festival!!! This Saturday!

Tips on growing veggies … for your Chef Joey recipes!

This Saturday, May 21, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Regional Environmental Council (REC) will kick off the growing season by hosting their annual Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale. 

The event will be held at the REC YouthGROW farm on 63 Oread St.

This year, the REC Food Justice staff are partnering with Holy Cross College, WPI and You Inc. to grow a wide assortment of vegetable seedlings.

There will be more than 30 different types of vegetable, fruit and succulent seedlings for sale!

The festival portion will include:

live performances!

food!

a fun assortment of children’s activities!

Libby the Library Express Bookmobile will team up with the REC Mobile Market to provide lots of hands on learning opportunities for both children and adults!

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Volunteer to work the Spring Garden Festival!

We can’t do it without you!

Please join us the day of our annual Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale, Saturday, May 21, to assist with set up and breakdown, as well as specific tasks throughout the day.

The event will be held at 63 Oread St.

Set up: 7:00-11:00

During/Breakdown: 11:00-3:00

We are looking for up to 20 event volunteers.

Email Casey at foodjustice@recworcester.org

Check out our website at www.recworcester.org for more information

Hurry! Hurry! ORDER YOUR THANKSGIVING PIES FROM THE YOUTHGROW KIDS!

 

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To learn more about this REC program that gives Worcester low-income  kids jobs working at REC’s YouthGrow farm, REC’s Worcester community gardens, and REC farmers markets and the REC mobile farmers market – all of which reach out to and support Worcester’s urban core – CLICK HERE!     – R.T.