REC Farmers Market

Meet The Farmers

REC markets are sourced by local farmers all year long

Mobile Market Growers

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YouthGROW Farm

Youth Growing Organics in Worcester, or YouthGROW, is an urban agriculture-focused youth development and employment program for Worcester teens. Youth and staff work together to grow a variety of vegetables, including greenhouse tomatoes, culturally relevant crops like jilo, aji dulce, pigeon pea and high tunnels greens like arugula and spinach.

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Nuestro Huerto Farm vendor

Nuestro Huerto
Urban Farm

In collaboration with the EAT Center, Nuestro Huerto provides farm space, tools and support for individuals who arrive to America as refugees.  Nuestro Huerto is a safe space for new Americans to grow culturally significant produce and sell them to our mobile market to make some money.  Find diverse produce at a mobile market stop near you!

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Cotlyedon Farm

Cotyledon Farm

Dynamic organic farm in Leicester, MA. They go above and beyond to cultivate nutrient dense produce and regenerate the earth they use to produce food!

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Global Village vendor

Global Village

Global Village Farms is a grassroots organization currently running a Cooperative Farm and Education / Healing Center in Grafton, MA. They grow a wide range of herbs, tomatoes, peppers, garlic, and other ethnic crops. They also offer honey, handcrafted lip balms and salves.

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Worcester Regional Food Hub

Worcester Regional Food Hub

The Worcester Regional Food Hub offers food from an ever-growing network of New England farmers & producers. Including Carlson's orchards, Little Leaf lettuce, Pioneer Valley Growers Association, Ward's Berry Farm, Foppema's farm, and Tangerini Farms.

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Kettlebrooke Farm vendor

KettleBrook Farm

A family owned and operated farm, located in central Massachusetts. From hydroponic growth facilities, to seasonal vegetables, they are able to supply the freshest produce around!

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Rota Spring Farm vendor

Rota Spring Farm

Rota Spring Farm is a third generation dairy farm in Sterling, MA which was founded in 1911. Today, Rota Spring Farm raised grass-fed beef and grows fruits and vegetables, some of which end up on the mobile market!

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Summer Standing Market Vendors

Beaver Brook & University Park

Barnabus Fondia

Barnabus Fondia

Barnabus Forndia is a World Farmer and REC vendor originally from Liberia. He has been farming in the US for the last 5 years and will be entering his second season at the 2021 Beaver Brook Park Farmers Market. Barnabus and his family offers a bounty of naturally grown ethnic crops to a diverse crowd last year, including many from the African diaspora. Among the crops he grows are tomatoes, peppers, sweet potato leaves, amaranth greens, malabar spinach and lalu.

Where & When: Beaver Brook, Fridays

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Valeria Nyonkuru Mentor

Valeria Nyonkuru

Valeria is both a vendor at one of our standing markets and the REC YouthGROW Farm Mentor! She works in both greenhouses at WPI and Holy Cross as well as the Oread Street YouthGROW Farm.  Valeria grows culturally diverse crops such as edible gourds, pumpkin leaves, amaranth greens, jilo.  With her extensive background growing food, she's always teaching us new tricks and techniques! 

Where & When: University Park, Saturdays

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Rice Roots Farm

Rice's Roots Farm

This farm stays true to their roots and runs a family-owned and operated farm.  They grow vegetables organically in Central Mass, and have one of best selections of radishes around. They also have an abundant selection heirloom tomatoes and spring greens!

Where & When: Beaver Brook, Fridays; CSA shares from June until October

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Harpers Farm vendor

Harper's Farms

Harper's Farm & Garden is a fourth generation family farm owned and operated by David Harper. They grow over 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables on 85 acres of land using their own compost and manures.  They utilize natural pest control strategies including predator wasps and lady bugs.  Their (and our) favorite item they sell is their very special "Mirai" corn!  They never sell their corn that's more than a day old. 

 

Where & When: Beaver Brook, Mondays and Fridays

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Fay Mountain Farm

Fay Mountain Farm

Located in Charlton, MA Fay Mountain Farm uses non-GMO seed and IPM practices.  They grow a great variety of produce that can put a great mix on your tables every week throughout the season.

Where & When: Beaver Brook, Mondays & Fridays; University Park, Saturdays

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Oakdale Farms

Oakdale Farms

Oakdale Farms is a 6th generation working horticulture and chicken farm in Rehoboth, MA. They provide customers with a wide variety of fresh picked, naturally grown produce such as potatoes, onions, beans, peas, beets and more!

Where & When: University Park, Saturdays

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Black Seed Farmers Market

Black Seed
Farmers Market

Black Seed Farmers Market connects community members of diverse backgrounds with each other, as well as with local farmers, some of whom are recent immigrants and/or refugees in order to foster wellness, belonging, and a supportive local economy around healthy food. 

Where & When: University Park, Saturdays

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Ruth Kihu

Ruth Kihu

Ruth Kihu is a World Farmer and REC vendor originally from Kenya. She started farming in 2013, and joined the Beaver Brook Farmers market last season. She grows collard greens, managu, mustard greens, lalu, butternut squash, and green beans among other crops.

Where & When: Beaver Brook, Fridays

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