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REC Farmers Markets need YOU!




From the Regional Environmental Council  [REC]:

Dear REC Members and Supporters,

Are you a loyal customer at our farmers markets who is passionate about local fruits and vegetables and building community?

Are you a veteran Earth Day Coordinator who has been a part of every single one of our last 25 Earth Day Clean Ups?

Are you looking for ways to meet new people and get involved in Worcester? We need you!

The REC is currently looking to fill 2 positions for our community farmers markets program (Main South, Beaver Brook and Mobile Farmers Markets.)

We are looking for people who will help take our markets to the next level, who believe that access to healthy, affordable, culturally appropriate foods is a right …

… [people] who are passionate about direct community engagement and who have or are willing to learn the skills to market, organize and develop our business model of markets.

We are especially looking for people who are from and representative of the neighborhoods we work in who can literally and figuratively be in the driver’s seat of our program.

If you are or know someone who might be a good fit, contact Casey Burns at foodjustice@recworcester.org.

Please share our job description and help us spread the word!

For readers who already have a great and rewarding job, we need you too! Our 26th Annual Earth Day Clean Ups are right around the corner and we are looking for energetic site coordinators who can lead a group of volunteers in cleaning a corner of our city as we welcome spring.

For those who have time and energy to give, but no space to clean up, please sign up as a volunteer and we will connect you to a site.

It may seem like the city is still frozen but here at the REC, we are revving our engines for a full and exciting spring.

Seedlings are growing in the greenhouse and our hearts and minds are focused on neighborhood clean ups, garden builds, and farmers markets.

The only piece we are missing to make this great work happen is YOU!

The REC Food Justice Team, Castle Street, Worcester 

The days are winding down … Visit the REC farmers markets before it’s too late!


… in Main South (Saturdays 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.) in the cute little park (Fuller Family Park) behind the YMCA Main South branch, on Main Street …

… and across the street from Foley Stadium, Chandler Street, Monday and Friday mornings …

also, there’s the REC mobile farmers market BLUE VAN!

and … the Oread Street community garden!

Here are some photos of the coolest young folks in town, working to make great, fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruits available to ALL WORCESTER PEOPLE – especially those folks who may not have a lot of dough and/or live in the inner-city. SNAP, WIC, senior citizen farmers market coupons accepted at all REC sites!

Education a specialty! Ask farmers and REC staff for information about gardening in the inner-city, cooking, preserving your produce and more!!   To learn more, visit their great website:


– R. Tirella








DAYS AND TIMES of the REC mobile farmers market blue van!



128 Providence Street

9 am – 10:30 am

  • Elm Park Towers (WHA)

426 Pleasant Street

11 AM – 12:30 PM

  • Family Health Center of Worcester

26 Queen Street (Behind Building)

1 PM – 2:30 PM

  • Lincoln Village

Parking lot between 40 & 50 Pleasant Valley Drive

3 PM – 4:15 PM

  • Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

19 Tacoma Street

4:30 PM – 6 Pm



11 Lake Avenue

8 am – 9:30am

  • Webster Square Towers

1050 – 1060 Main Street (Behind Building)

10 AM – 11:30 am

  • Seven Hills Foundation*

81 Hope Avenue

  • S even Hills Foundation**

12 PM – 1:30 PM

799 West Boylston Street

12 PM – 1:30 PM

  • St. Vincent’s Hospital

Corner of Mercantile & Foster Street

Across from UNUM & DCU

2 PM – 3:30 PM

  • YWCA

1 Salem Square

3:45PM – 5:00Pm



240-244 Belmont Street

9 AM -10:30am

11 AM – 2 PM

  • Crompton Park

Corner of Canton & Harding Street

2:30 Pm – 3:30 PM

  • Belmont Towers & Plumley Village

16 Laurel Street

4 PM – 5:30 PM