Saturday, July 17, 2010

Don't Forget To Eat Your Vegetables

It is farmers' market time again in Dorchester. We highly recommend forgoing your trip to the supermarket when you can buy the freshest locally grown produce at one of the three farmers' markets in Lower Dot. With locations at Ashmont/Peabody Square (which has moved to its rightful place in the plaza at the northern entrance of the new station), Milton Lower Mills Wharf (just over the bridge from Dorchester - behind the store fronts on Adams Street), and Fields Corner (in the parking lot across the street from Town Field).

Here is the schedule:
Milton Lower Mills Wharf Farmer's Market: Thursday 1-6
Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmer's Market: Friday 3-7
Fields Corner Farmer's Market: Saturdays from 9-12.

Check out our blog entry on farmers' markets from four years ago: Milton Lower Mills Wharf Farmer's Market blog entry and this Dorchester Reporter story from last week: Cookouts, Fireworks, and Farmers' Markets.

(Top photo courtesy of Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers' Market)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Introducing "Dorchester Dottie!"

There is Fenway Frank and South End Sally, and now Boston's best neighborhood (and the one where they park the off-duty boats) has its own duck boat to travel the streets of Beantown having tourists quack ridiculously at all they pass by. Introducing "Dorchester Dottie" and her lovely pink polka dotted paint job. To celebrate her maiden voyage, Ashmont Grill will be hosting a bar-b-que lunch on Saturday, August 14 from 11-2 in her honor (with all proceeds to Quack Quack Give Back Program, which contributes to the Boston Public Library and other local charities). It will include all kinds of summertime food, and yes, they will be serving duck kebabs (both humorous and a little disturbing like Charlie the Tuna). Here is the best part, meals as cheap as $5 and you can eat them aboard the new duck boat.
555 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester
Located in Peabody Square at the intersection of Dorchester Ave, Ashmont Street and Talbot Ave. Just north of the Ashmont T stop.

(Top photo courtesy of Dorchester Tire Service)

Friday, July 02, 2010

U2 Tribute Band to Play Dorchester Park

It seems appropriate that a tribute band for Ireland's greatest rock band will hold a concert in Dorchester's greatest park. Joshua Tree, Boston's most popular U2 tribute band, will be rocking out on Thursday, July 29th at 7 pm at the baseball diamond. It is free and open to the public. Let's hope they play, "Where the Streets Have No Name." I am sure they will!
Dorchester Park
2174 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester
Located on Dorchester Ave. just north of St. Gregory's Parish on Dorchester Ave. Just south or the Carney Hospital. Just west of the Cedar Grove T stop (Ashmont-Mattapan Trolley) or about 3/4 of a mile south of the Ashmont T stop.