Harvard’s two farmers’ markets returned to campus last week. The Farmers’ Market at Harvard (in Cambridge) kicked off its fourth season on June 16, and runs Tuesdays from 12:30-6:00pm until October 27.
Located between the Science Center and Memorial Hall, the market features farmers, bakers, and rotating specialty vendors. The regular lineup includes Lanni Orchards (Lunenberg), Silverbrook Farms (Dartmouth), Plato’s Harvest Organic Farm (Middleboro), Flats Mentor Farm (Westminster), Ward’s Berry Farm (Sharon), Mariposa Bakery (Cambridge), the Danish Pastry House (Watertown), When Pigs Fly Bakery (Somerville), and The Herb Lyceum at Gilson’s (Groton).
Chef/owner Jody Adams of Rialto offered the first cooking demonstration of the season, and drew a crowd as she demonstrated the simple excellence of a salad of fresh greens. This week (from 12:30-1:30pm), HUDS’ own Food Literacy Project Administrator, Theresa McCulla ’04, will share a cold strawberry panzanella salad.
In addition, Harvard’s Allston Farmers’ Market, located on the corner of North Harvard Street and Western Avenue, runs Fridays from 3:00-7:00pm. This Friday, June 26th, the market will host a sustainability fair celebrating green living. This family-fun event will feature food tastings, games for kids, and interactive displays of some of the sustainability measures under way at Harvard — including energy- and money-saving how-to-tips, as well as organic composting and fertilizing techniques.
Check out the bounty:
Stop by the market and see what’s fresh in Massachusetts. You can also learn more at http://www.dining.harvard.edu/flp/ag_market.html.
Also, join us at twitter.com/HUDSInfo for details about what the farmers are bringing to market, or about other events and activities on campus. And there’s always Facebook: join the Harvard University Dining Services group, or become a fan of the Harvard Farmers’ Markets page.