Allston cares…Really, it does

Posted on October 13, 2009 by



By Billie Hirsch

Allston, MASS–For local health nuts and foodies—lonely and hungry in a city entertaining fast food lovers—the local farmers market in Allston, MA sounds promising.

Every Friday from now to October 30, the Harvard Allston Education Portal will be transformed into a haven for organic vendors, local farmers, winemakers and beekeepers. The market will run from 3-7 p.m.

You will find the fruits and veggies under the blue poly tarps all grown sans pesticides as well as non-GMO’s, while the breads lacking high fructose corn syrup are certified organic, typically sprouted whole grains.

As if this wasn’t enough, another goldmine for the passionate naturalist—on the last Friday of the month throughout the rest of the season, the Harvard-Allston market offers special events targeted to the most dedicated of foodies. To date, events have included health and nutrition fairs, offering free health screening and tips concerning healthy living and eating; everyday tips on learning to live “green”; food tastings; and easy techniques on organic fertilizing and composting.

The best food for the body and mind is organic food, and the best organic food is what is grown the closest to your home. To support your local farmers and vendors and send a little love to the environment, consider purchasing your fresh fruits and veggies, herbs and other organic necessities at your local farmers market instead of heading to preservative-invested chain supermarkets. The market is located on the corner of North Harvard Street and Western Ave., easily accessible by foot or bike, for health-conscious hipsters living in or around Harvard Ave.