What we do
The Belmont Food Collaborative began in 2009, and has a number of projects to help achieve our mission:
Belmont Farmers’ Market Our biggest project is the Farmers’ Market, running since 2006. It’s a great community event, with entertainment, information, and a broad range of fresh, local food. The Market is open on Thursday afternoons from June to October in Belmont Center. More at the Belmont Farmers’ Market website.
Food Assistance We help local families get fresh food in many ways: we match SNAP benefits ( Food Stamps), and coupons for WIC (moms & babies) and FMNP (seniors). We also work with Boston Area Gleaners, and the Belmont Food Pantry, and our Community Growing project teaches people how to grow their own produce.
Belmont Composts! Our goal is to reduce Belmont’s trash by increasing curbside composting. More at the Belmont Composts! website.
Education Committee The Committee runs a variety of food-related programs, including speakers and cooking classes (because the best way to eat well is to cook).
Newsletters An archive of the print Roots & Sprouts newsletter will be available soon.