Berklee Launches Farmer's Market

By
Liz Burg
May 19, 2011
Local microgreens on display at a pilot farmer's market at Berklee in April.
Photo Danielle Dreilinger

Beginning Wednesday, May 25, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., the Berklee Farmer's Market sponsored by ARAMARK will bring local produce, cheese, and baked goods to the nexus of the Back Bay and Fenway neighborhoods, monthly through October. The same local and organic food that Berklee uses in its cafeteria—from Jansal Valley (Dartmouth, MA), Backyard Farms (Madison, ME), Jonathan Sprouts (Rochester, MA), La Ronga Bakery (Somerville, MA), and other local food growers and producers—will be for sale at cost. The market is open to the public.

Berklee Farmer's Market
7 Haviland Street Courtyard, Wednesdays, 3:00–7:00 p.m.

  • May 25
  • June 29
  • July 27
  • August 31
  • September 28
  • October - TBD

"I really love farmer's markets," said Jessica Mackool, director of food service at ARAMARK, Berklee's dining service provider. "My family has a farm stand at a farmer's market in my hometown. I wanted to showcase some of the healthy, fresh, local offerings we use daily in our dining operations to the Berklee community and our neighbors. Spring is the perfect time to wake up our taste buds, and we can be even more sustainable and lower our carbon footprint by bringing the farm right to us."