Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Community Meeting & Thanksgiving Market

Sustainable Braintree is holding it's annual community meeting on November 17, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. in Johnson's Chamber on the 2nd floor in the Braintree Town Hall.  This meeting is open to the general public.  The featured speaker will be Bonnie Kavanaugh, a second generation nurse and herbalist. Her presentation is entitled 'Herbs for Winter Health and Wellness'. She will share some of her favorite recipes and remedies for the cold and flu season. Learn how foods and herbs can help prevent winter illnesses and when they strike, can help relieve some of the uncomfortable symptoms that accompany them. Herbal teas, cordials, vinegars, soups and many other "remedies" are discussed and recipes shared. Bonnie has over 30 years of health care experience as an herbalist and a registered nurse and is a graduate of the Rosemary Gladstar Art and Science of Herbal Medicine Program. Bonnie has been a past Council Member of the Northeast Herbalist Association and is a founding member of the Ocean State Herbalists Association. Bonnie is the co-author of "Rubies in the Sand; Recipes from the Cape Cod Cranberry Bogs" and currently works as an independent marketing representative for Fairland Farm/Cape Cod Organic Cranberry, LlC.

Braintree Thanksgiving Farmers Market, hosted by Sustainable Braintree, is being held on November 19th, from 9 to 1, inside the Braintree Town Hall, One JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree, MA.  Celebrate the end of the 2011 farmers market season with a full harvest for your holiday table.  Locally grown fruits and vegetables, wine, fresh seafood, hormone & antibiotic free meats, local cheeses, honey, handmade pasta, eggs, many varieties of artisan sauces, fresh pressed apple cider, preserves made from local fruits, award winning pies made from local produce, scones, fresh baked breads, delicious prepared foods, all-natural spa products, plants & flowers, phenomenally creative cookies, gourmet cupcakes, the Best Damn Granola, fair trade coffee, teas & chocolates. All of our regular vendors, with a few more more sprinkled in, will be on hand to spice things up.  Gift baskets & local and fair trade crafts will also be available. The market will be located inside the Braintree Town Hall.  Celtic fiddle music by Tiffany Rozenas & Family.  This is a hoe-down not to be missed!  For more information visit us at

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