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‘Go Green’ with South Boston Farmers Market on Monday, June 24

The South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation (SBNDC) announces its annual Go Green Day at the South Boston Farmers Market from 12 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 24.

Activities throughout this year’s Go Green Day will help market visitors learn how they can reduce waste and have a positive impact on the environment while saving energy and money.

Shoppers can win special prizes playing Go Green Jeopardy with SBNDC, learn about how Boston Area Gleaners brings surplus crops to local families in need, find out how to sign up for a free home energy audit, and hear from Greenovate Boston how the city is working to adapt to and mitigate climate change in South Boston.

From 12 to 3 p.m. the New England Aquarium will lead ecological education lessons, More Than Words will return with their mobile bookstore, and market favorites Jan and Lou Borelli will play live music. Boston Medical Center Health Plan and East Boston Savings Bank will also be on hand with giveaways.

All of this is in addition to the variety of fresh lettuce, tomatoes, herbs, strawberries, and baked goods courtesy of the Massachusetts-based Freitas Farm and Wenger’s Farms. Be sure to stop by the market manager’s tent to pick up a reusable bag and our loyalty market card!

The South Boston Farmers Market is located at 446 West Broadway (in front of the municipal parking lot) and runs from 12 to 6 p.m. every Monday through October. Farmers accept EBT/SNAP, WIC, and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Coupons, and has the Healthy Incentive SNAP match program (HIP) available for EBT/SNAP users.
For more information about vendors, programming or sponsorship, or to learn about joining the farmers market committee, visit our website (http://sbndc.org/south-boston-farmers-market/), or find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

SBNDC is a local non-profit that has successfully developed over 200 units of affordable housing in the community. SBNDC also provides support to the South Boston Street Festival, the Christmas and Spring Strolls, and Southie Trees.

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