Monday, October 29, 2012

Thanksgiving Market

Braintree Indoor Farmers Market has everything under the sun.
Braintree Thanksgiving Farmers Market, hosted by Sustainable Braintree, is being held on November 17th, from 9 to 1, inside and in front of the Braintree Town Hall, One JFK Memorial Drive, Braintree, MA.  Celebrate the end of the 2012 farmers market season with a full harvest for your holiday table.  Locally grown fruits and vegetables, many choices of local wines, fresh seafood, hormone & antibiotic free meats, local cheeses, honey, handmade pasta, eggs, artisan sauces, fresh pressed apple cider, preserves made from local fruits, award winning pies, scones, fresh baked breads, delicious prepared foods, several varieties of freshly-made hummus, gluten-free baked goods, all-natural spa products, plants & flowers, phenomenally delicious cookies, gourmet cupcakes, artisanal granola, Massachusetts-made ice cream, VT maple syrup, fair trade coffee, teas & chocolates, Project Have Hope.  Gift baskets, fair trade crafts including, locally made jewelry, kitchen wares and pottery will also be available.  All of our vendors, including those who visited us throughout the season with a few more more sprinkled in, will be on hand to spice things up. The market will be located inside the Braintree Town Hall.  Live music performed by Candis Stout and friends.  There will be a food drive hosted by a student of Bay State College seeking non perishable food items.  This is an annual mecca for those who love farmers markets!  For more information visit us at

Sustainable Braintree’s Community Meeting will be held on November 15, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. at Cahill Auditorium in Braintree Town Hall.   This meeting is open to the general public.  Our featured speaker will be Bonnie Kavanagh, a second generation nurse and herbalist.  Bonnie’s presentation is entitled Chocolate "Food of the Gods and Goddesses". Join Bonnie as she explores the history and medicinal benefits of chocolate. For centuries chocolate has been coveted and craved by many and this informational lecture will leave those in attendance feeling good about indulging in this wonderful, sweet treat. The historical uses of chocolate are now being validated by scientific research and Bonnie will share some of this information for those in attendance. Samples of chocolate will be given out as well as a hand out for those who attend. 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.   Following Bonnie's presentation the movie the Dark Side of Chocolate will be shown. This documentary exposes the ongoing use of child, forced and trafficked labor in the West African cocoa industry.   Fair trade Chocolate will be available to sample and for sale. 

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