The Egleston Farmers Market is back at a new location, and with a focus on sustainability. The market is taking place in the Community Servings parking lot (179 Amory St.), just around the corner from the Stony Brook T station. The market is being organized by local sustainability organization Mendi, which was started in 2018 by designer/researcher Will DeConto and event organizer Caitlin Kenney. "Mendi’s Boston fights 'throw-away' consumerism and fast fashion by helping people invest in what they have and redistributing our community’s excess through our events, workshops, and publications," said a press release. "Our Style Revival events have repaired, upcycled or redistributed over 5,000 units of unused clothing within our community so far - over 1,500 of those went to non-profits helping Boston’s homeless or people in need."
The Egleston Farmers Market is ending after eight years
The sad news was delivered via an email newsletter. "We are sad to announce that after 8 lovely years, the Egleston Farmers Market is closing. From the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall to the parking lot of JPNDC, the market has hosted many talented growers, artists, makers, movers, and shakers. Thank you to everyone for your support over the market’s lifetime," said the newsletter. The market started in November 2012 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, and grew in size and popularity.
The Egleston Square Farmers’ Market will kick off its spring season on May 5th during the annual Wake Up the Earth Festival and open at its regular Egleston Square location the following Saturday on Germania Street. The neighborhood is looking forward to the excitement of the 2018 market. "I love how the Egleston Square Farmers' Market creates a destination in the neighborhood on Saturday mornings. I enjoy starting my summer weekends off with a trip to the market where I'll often pick up fresh produce and fish, hear about what else is growing in the fields, and find a tasty treat while catching up with a few neighbors,” said Jamaica Plain resident Kim Szeto. Vendors are also eager for the market to start up again to connect with the community.
Hello neighbors. Here's your Morning Memo for all things Jamaica Plain for Wednesday, Feb. 11:
Celebrate Tres Gatos' Fourth Birthday: Everyone's favorite tapas bar/record store/book shop turns four Wednesday. And starting at 6 p.m. they're throwing a party. There'll be dancing and wear your cat gear.