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REC Farmers Gala special!

Farmers Gala 2014!

The REC invites you to celebrate our 8th annual fall fundraising gala—with a new name, theme and venue! 

Join us at the all new Farmers GalaThursday, October 23rd, 2014,

6 pm – 9 pm, at the Citizen Wine Bar, 1 Exchange Street in downtown Worcester. 

 SPECIAL:  Early Bird Tickets!!!  – $60 (must purchase tix by October 9)

This tasting event will feature specially prepared dishes and drinks made with local ingredients.

Mix and mingle with other guests and savor the opportunity to meet and talk with the farmers who grew the food we’ll be enjoying.

Live music, a silent auction, and an award ceremony will all contribute to the fun!

  Please register by October 17, 2014

 Don’t forget! SPECIAL:  Early Bird Tickets – $60 (by October 9)

Standard Tickets – $75 (beginning October 10th)

This event is limited to 200 guests.

For more information please contact
508.799.9139 or info@recworcester.org

All proceeds will support the work of the REC–community & school gardens, farmers’ markets, urban agriculture, youth development & employment, neighborhood cleanups, and community organizing for
environmental health & justice

REC Farmers Gala! In downtown Worcester!

Save the Date!
REC Farmers Gala
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 
6 pm- 9 pm
New name, new theme and new venue!
 The food justice movement is growing and going strong and so are we at the Regional Environmental Council!
We invite you to come celebrate our roots as well as our bright future at our 8th annual fall fundraising gala, this year with a new name, new theme, and new venue! 
We invite you to celebrate with us at the all new Farmers Gala onThursday, October 23rd 2014, 6pm-9pm, at the Citizen Wine Bar located at 1 Exchange Street in downtown Worcester.
We’ll still highlight the delicious flavors of New England’s fall bounty but with a more interactive feel including an opportunity to meet and talk with the farmers who grew the food for each dish.
Guests will also be treated to live music, a silent auction, awards for local food justice leaders, and a chance to learn more about Worcester’s leadership and innovation in the national food justice movement!
For more information please contact the REC at
info@recworcester.org or

At the Worcester Art Museum this Saturday! Art + Market!


Art + Market

Trinity Lutheran Parking lot, 73 Lancaster St.

Saturdays, through September 20, 10 am – 2 pm

Enjoy family-friendly entertainment and activities.

Plus, shop for art, locally-grown food, and unique handcrafted items.

Leave time for a visit to the Worcester Art Museum, which will be FREE!

Every week at Art + Market has a different theme, featuring different community and cultural organizations.

A free book exchange (take a book/leave a book) is held weekly.

Pets are welcome in non-food areas.

Forgot to post this info this week: Blithewood Park ribbon cutting and … Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series and Farmers’ Market

IT’S ALMOST OVER!!!!  Check it out! Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series and Farmers’ Market!

At City Hall Common, Worcester

The popular Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series & Farmers’ Market is back!

The 2014 series will run until Thursday, August 21.

Farmers’ Market opens at 11 a.m.

Main stage talent performs 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

The lineup:
•August 7  – Throwback to the 1960s
•August 14  – Matthew Sanchez Y Su Orquesta
•August 21  – East Coast Soul


The new Blithewood Park ribbon-cutting ceremony!


6:15 p.m.

Ribbon cutting for the NEW Blithewood Park

10 Blithewood Ave.

Join the Grafton Hill Neighborhood Association and city big wigs on this happy day!

Friendly House and Elder Services farmers’ market coupon kickoff!

Farmers’ Market Coupon Distribution Kickoff


Elder Services of Worcester Area’s Nutrition Program and Friendly House wish to announce the MA Dept. of Agricultural Resources Farmers’ Market Coupon Kick Off Events.

Monday July 28, 2014 

11:00 am 

Worcester Youth Center
(Beaver Brook) 

306 Chandler St, Worcester


Thursday July 31, 2014 


Worcester Senior Center 

128 Providence Street, Worcester

  • As available, first come, first serve.
  • Distribution will begin July 28th and coupons must be redeemed by October 31, 2014.


Eligibility requirements:

  • Recipients must be at least 60 years old
  • Must meet income requirement; be at or below  185% of Federal Poverty Line. ($21,257/single or $28,694/couple) 
  • Picture ID, proof of address, and recipient signature required.  




Additional Information: 

Elder Services of Worcester Area– 508-852-3205 www.eswa.org Worcester, surrounding towns, plus Barre, Hardwick, New Braintree, Oakham, & Rutland. 


Friendly House: (508) 755-4362 


Worcester Area  


Southern Central Mass:

Tri-Valley, Inc.–  508-949-6640 www.trivalleyinc.org

Southern Central MA -Bellingham, Blackstone, Brookfield, Charlton, Douglas, Dudley, E. Brookfield, Franklin, Hopedale, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millville, Northbridge, N. Brookfield, Oxford, Southbridge, Spencer, Sturbridge, Sutton, Upton, Uxbridge, Warren, Webster & W. Brookfield. 

Northern Central Mass: 

Montachusett Opportunity Council -978-345-7066  www.mocinc.org Northern Central MA -Ashburnham, Ashby, Ayer, Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Groton, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Princeton, Shirley, Sterling, Templeton, Townsend, Westminster, and Winchendon.




Today! Friday, July 11 … don’t forget the Beaver Brook farmers market!

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Across the street from Foley Stadium on Chandler St.

Local farmers selling local veggies and other goodies, including crafts…

Sponsored by REC.

For more information, call 508.799.9139

… or visit their excellent website: RECWORCESTER.ORG



Fresh veggies and more make it to your Worcester neighborhood in a cute, colorful mini-bus! Just a short walk from your kitchen door can lead you to all kinds of healthy, often times organic, always locally grown produce!

Check out this cool farmers market on wheels! Check the REC website for times and places near you!

REC brings fresh, affordable produce to Main South and Great Brook Valley! (or: Two great Farmers’ Markets in our inner city!)

By Hannah Payne

The Regional Environmental Council is an environmental justice organization working in Worcester since 1971. This year we are excited to launch a second farmer’s market location as part of our Food Justice Program. The first market has been running since 2008 and is located in the parking lot of the YMCA (766 Main St.) and runs from 10 am – 2 pm every Saturday. The new market is located in Great Brook Valley at the Great Brook Valley Health Center (19 Tacoma St.) and runs from 9 am – 1 pm on Saturdays. This is the first year for the Great Brook Valley market, which had its grand opening June 19. The REC hopes to spread the success of the Main South market to Great Brook Valley. Through the farmer’s markets the REC aims to provide fresh and local produce and food at affordable prices to the Main South and Great Brook Valley communities. With this mission in mind the farmer’s markets accept WIC and senior coupons as well as SNAP (food stamp) benefits.

One of the best things about the REC’s farmer’s markets is that you don’t need cash to shop at the market, credit, debit and EBT cards are all accepted in addition to cash and WIC and senior coupons. One of the most exciting elements is that if you make purchases with your SNAP (food stamp) card all purchases are half price! Local, organic produce is typically expensive in grocery stores but at these farmer’s markets it is accessible to all, thanks to the already reasonable prices and the SNAP deal. Continue reading REC brings fresh, affordable produce to Main South and Great Brook Valley! (or: Two great Farmers’ Markets in our inner city!)