On Saturday, November 6, the Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) will be having its Organic Vegetable and Fish Market open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their farm on Massachusetts Avenue (find location).
The market will feature home-grown tilapia sold by the pound and several varieties of fresh autumn vegetables. Included will be sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and broccoli, among others. Purchases will support the MAP local community farm, which is located at 389 Massachusetts Avenue.
The MAP urban farm is a resource for their urban agricultural training program entitled “Growing Green.” This program is designed to teach youth about various methods of growing food organically while building community. Participants in this program learn about the food itself, good nutritional practices and different food systems issues through hands-on learning. They do work with gardening, soil remediation, composting, aquaponics and garden-based business development.
For more information about the Massachusetts Avenue Project, visit their website.