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WIC and Senior Coupon Distribution Dates

WIC and Senior Farmers Market Coupons will be distributed around Worcester over the next few weeks. Use your coupons at the vendors present at the distribution dates right away or save them for later! WIC Coupons: - Tuesday 7/26/2016: 10am-1pm: Mill Swan Head Start WIC Site - 337 Mill St - Saturday 7/30/2016: 9am-1pm: Plumley WIC Office - 16 Laurel St - Saturday 8/6/2016: 9am-1pm: Edward M. Kennedy Health Center - 19 Tacoma St - Friday 8/12/2016: 11am-3pm: Family Health Center - 26 Queen St For questions about WIC Coupon distribution, contact Kwame Appiah, sommunity coordinator for WIC at (774) 823-8193. Senior Coupons: - Monday 7/25/2016: 10am-12pm: Beaver Brook Park Market - 306

THE REC WELCOMES FOUR NEW TEAM MEMBERS!

The REC is excited to introduce our four newest team members! In addition to a new Farmers Market Manager/Outreach Coordinator and UGROW & Social Entrepreneurship Coordinator, we have also welcomed two new AmeriCorps VISTA members. AmeriCorps VISTA is a federally funded national service program that partners with non-profit organizations around the country, working to eliminate poverty in the United States. Keep reading to get to know the newest team members at the REC! Morgan Kolinski Communications VISTA Morgan Kolinski's home base is in Eagle River, Wisconsin. She recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, where she majored in Communication Studies. She will be strea

YouthGROW KICKS OFF THE SUMMER WITH HOT SAUCE AND CAMPING

YouthGROW kicked off its 14th summer season by taking the team of 34 high-school age teens on an annual camping trip at the Appalachian Mountain Club's Noble View Outdoor Center in Russell, MA. Youth and staff enjoyed swimming, outdoor games, campfire, and s'mores while completing orientation and training and getting to know each other before they began working at the YouthGROW. A huge thanks to our amazing partners at the AMC's Youth Opportunities Office for co-planning the camping trip with us! Throughout the summer, the YouthGROW workers will be developing leadership and job skills as they maintain two urban organic farms. Throughout the summer, the YouthGROW team will make use of the Inc

Worcester Regional Food Hub - THE KITCHEN INCUBATOR IS OPEN!

As of June 2016, the Worcester Regional Food Hub (WRFH) kitchen ​is permitted and ready to help grow our local food system. A key component of the WRFH, the Commercial Kitchen Incubator provides licensed commercial kitchen facilities, culinary training, and planning assistance to support the development of food businesses by farmers, caterers, and other food entrepreneurs looking to start or grow an existing business. This month, the kitchen welcomed the very first tenant, REC's own YouthGROW program, as they tested some new equipment in a new kitchen to cook up their tried and true Drop it like it's Hot Sauce™. Look for Drop it like it's Hot Sauce™ at the REC Mobile Market. The Worcester

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