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MAP Fresh Vegetable and Fish Market

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.

Written by Sarah Maurer

Sarah Maurer

I moved to Buffalo to attend Canisius College in 2007 and began writing for Buffalo Rising as a journalism intern in 2010. Working with Newell and meeting numerous entrepreneurs, activists and everyday folks who were working to make their city better made a huge impact on my decision to stay here. After witnessing all the positive development and grassroots initiatives happening in neighborhoods throughout the city, I was inspired to pursue a term of service in AmeriCorps and a career in Buffalo's non-profit sector. I currently work in the housing department at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY and am excited to be a part of their ongoing efforts to revitalize the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood. I also volunteer as the project coordinator for Artfarms Buffalo. I continue to write for Buffalo Rising because I love having the opportunity to stay connected to those working toward positive changes for the Queen City.

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