Dorchester Community Food Co-op

Fresh Fridays

Fresh Fridays is an opportunity for Dorchester residents to meet with neighbors in an outdoor community space. The event brings together people of all ages to eat, dance, and socialize while celebrating food and exchanging ideas,” said project manager Darnell Adams of the Dorchester Community Food Co-op, the organizations that also runs the Dot Winter Farmers Market.

To kick off the season on Aug. 7, Fresh Fridays will welcome local women-owned catering TrinCity, Aesha Raw and Sister Act 3. TrinCity Cuisine, based at 340 Washington St., is an informal eatery that’s winning raves for its Trinidad-style dishes such as roti, doubles & meat & veggie curries. Both Aesha Raw and Sister Act 3 are known for their healthy and scrumptious desserts. >> Read More

Dorchester Community Food Co-op Annual Meeting | May 4

All Are Welcome! Join the conversation at the Annual Meeting!

Shared Bounty: The transforming power of food businesses in building community  

  • Keynote Speaker: MA Senator Linda Dorcena Forry
  • Panelist: Glynn Lloyd, Managing Director, Boston Impact Initiative
  • Panelist: Cassandria Campbell, Owner, Fresh Food Generation

When: Wednesday, May 4th 6:30-8:30pm

Where: 1500 Dorchester Ave, Kit Clark Center

Light dinner provided. Childcare will be available.

Please RSVP


Holiday Meet and Greet | Dec 7

Join Dorchester Community Food Co-op for good food and conversation! Sample delicious Cape Verdean appetizers (vegetarian options available), meet members of the Dorchester Community Food Co-op, and hear a short report on the progress of the co-op development. 


When: Monday, December 7th 6-8 pm

Where: Restaurante Cesaria 266 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester

Cash Bar!

Bring Friends & Neighbors

Please RSVP to Darnell Adams


Fresh Fridays | August 7

Come join the Dorchester Community Food Co-op for "fresh fridays". Celebrate the many voices , talents and flavors of the community with live entertainment, childrens activities and healthy food prepared by locally owned businesses! there will be recipes to share for those wanting to try the meals at home. Have a night out with your community! donations are suggested and kids are free "Pay What You Can"

Where:  Community Hub on 191 Bowdoin Street in Dorchester 

When:  August 7th (These Fresh Fridays will be held  on the 14th, 21st and 28th of August as well) at 5PM !




DotCommCoop Worker-Owner 101 Training Session | May 16

Do you wonder what it would be like to work in a local worker and community owned food market?
Starting this spring, we will begin talking to community members who may be interested in working in the new store opening in 2017, and who would like to work on the development of the co-op. Come learn about what worker-owned co-ops are all about, and find out if this is a workplace that might be a fit for you.
When: Saturday, April 11th
Saturday May 16th
To register: contact Darnell Adams:
(please put “worker co-op training” in the subject line)
or call (617) 804-6085 and indicate which date you’d like to attend.

Dorchester Winter Farmers Market SEAFOOD FESTIVAL! | Feb 27

fruits of the ocean flyer

Join the Dorchester Food Coop at their Winter Farmers' Market for a Seafood Festival! Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness through its Boston Farmers Market program and partners: Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance and Health Care Without Harm will Celebrate the Fruits of Our Ocean at the Dorchester Winter Farmers’ Market.

At this event, Fulani Haynes of Fulani's Kitchen, a Chef, educator, musician, gardener, and grandmother and Nicola Williams, a serial foodie, passionate gardner and local food movement leader will cook Caribbean island style "Fish Tea" using local day boat freshly caught fish from Reds' Best.  Free tastings for up to 40 attendees will be offered at the market for those who register at the market for the tasting. The cooking will be precluded by a farmers market fresh salad demo by Fulani Haynes and the Seafood Demo will be followed by a fish filet demo by seafood vendor Red's Best. 

There will be something for the whole family, including interactive children's activities. State Representative Russell Holmes will return to emcee the seafood festival. You will discover the seasonality of fresh, local seafood available in New England. This family-friendly event is complete with special activities just for children.


When: Friday, February 27th

Where: Codman Square Health Center

Great Hall

6 Norfolk Street Dorchester

For more info: visit


Ronan Park and Community Hub Clean Up | May 3

Join Boston Shines on Saturday, May 3 for a Ronan Park Clean Up and Raffle. Join your neighbors for the annual Boston Shines Ronan Park Clean Up. T-shirts, gloves, and tools for cleaning the park will be provided. Volunteers should meet at the flagpole in the park to receive their assignments. Each volunteer that participates will receive a free raffle ticket for a brand new iPod shuffle! The park cleanup will take place from 9 am until Noon followed by refreshments and the raffle from Noon until 1 pm.

Join the Dorchester Community Food Co-op to help spruce up the Community Hub space located at the corner of Bowdoin and Topliff Streets. The co-op uses this pace for their summer activities, including their Fresh Friday Community Supported Cafe in August. Come meet new neighbors and see those you haven’t seen all winter while helping plant, paint, clean, and weed.

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