December 12, 2014 | Posted in Uncategorized
Please join us for our annual meeting!
We’ll review our successes from last year and share our plans for the future. Learn about the SMAMS work plan and budget, find out how you can get involved, and meet your neighbors. Everyone is welcome, so bring a friend! We’d also love you to help us spread the word – share our Facebook event and let us know you’re coming!
What: SMAMS 2014 Annual Meeting
When: Wednesday November 12, 6-8pm
Where: Epiphany School, 154 Centre Street, Dorchester (map)
We’ll also welcome our new board president, and current SMAMS members will vote to elect new board members.
***If you need to renew your SMAMS membership ($20/individual or $50/business) please send a check, payable to SMAMS, to 1914 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02124, or pay on-line at http://www.smams.org/
Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-825-3846.
We look forward to seeing you!
We’re very excited to announce that SMAMS is partnering with the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) and Brookwood Community Farm for this year’s Pedal Poker River Run! Proceeds from this family-friendly outdoor event will benefit all three organizations – AND you can win great prizes.
Please join us on Saturday, October 18 for this awesome event! Get more details and register to ride, run, or walk at PedalPokerRiverRun.com. This is NOT a race, it’s a game. Come play with us!
If you can think all the way back to last November when SMAMS had our Community Visioning meeting, one of the major topics of conversation was beautification. SMAMS has since partnered with COGDesign, an organization providing pro-bono landscape design services, to help us develop a comprehensive plan for “greening” the SMAMS district.
We’ve started thinking about the beautification plan, and we need your input! Please join us for a community meeting on Wednesday, July 23 from 6:30-8:00pm to brainstorm creative ways to add beauty, public space, art, and green space to our neighborhood business district. We’ll meet at the MAHA (Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance) building at 1803 Dorchester Ave. Spread the word!
It’s time once again to announce the return of the Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers’ Market. Opening day is just 10 days away! On Friday, June 20 from 3-7pm we’ll kick off our best market season yet. Please join us for a great celebration with live music, children’s activities, and more! We’ll be having the official ribbon cutting at 4pm on the Ashmont MBTA plaza.
We have some great stuff in store for you this season. We’re welcoming back most of our vendors from last year, and we’re introducing two new vendors: Oakdale Farms and swissbäkers. We also have a new market manager, Shaquille Jones, who you may know from his amazing work in the Dorchester community. We’re so excited to have Shaq on board!
Other important things to note: We’re still accepting SNAP/EBT, and Boston Bounty Bucks will match up to $10 of produce purchases when you use your SNAP/EBT card. And this year, we’re accepting credit cards too.
You can stay up-to-date on the latest farmers’ market news via Facebook (search for Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers’ Market) and on Twitter @AshmontFarmMkt. Like and follow the market so you don’t miss announcements of new vendors, entertainment, and more. See you on June 20 for opening day!
June 10, 2014 | Posted in Committees
Tuesday June 24, 6-7:30pm
In April, St. Mark’s Area Main Street held a Walk Audit with Walk Boston. Participants learned about best practices for making neighborhoods welcoming and safe for pedestrians. Then the group took a walk in and around Peabody Square to identify issues and opportunities. At the upcoming session, we will plan implementation of recommendations that arose from the Walk Audit.
Where: St. Mark’s Area Main Street Office, 1914 Dorchester Ave, ground floor of the Carruth Building (across from the Ashmont T station)
Snacks provided. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP here by 6/20.
April 25, 2014 | Posted in Events
Due to the weather forecast tomorrow, the Dorchester Bike Festival has been MOVED to its rain date, Sunday April 27. Please help get the word out! See you Sunday, 9am-12noon.
April 14, 2014 | Posted in Events
We hope to see you at the Dorchester Bike Festival on Saturday, April 26 from 9am-12noon! Click on the image below for more details.
NOW HIRING: Market Manager for 2014 Market Season
Part-time position (10-15 hrs/week)
Now through October 2014
Full Job Description
St. Mark’s Area Main Street (SMAMS) is hiring! We are looking for a market manager who will bring enthusiasm and dedication to promoting and operating the Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers’ Market during the 2014 season. The market manager will be responsible for managing day-of operations for the market, coordinating vendor relations and recruiting new vendors, implementing community outreach/marketing, developing market programming throughout the market season, and managing and recruiting volunteers. The market manager will report to the SMAMS Executive Director and will be expected to work closely with the farmers’ market planning committee.
An ability to manage multiple tasks at once is required, as is previous cashiering or money-handling experience. The manager will need to be comfortable working both independently and as part of the market planning committee. Ideal candidates will have previous experience managing a farmers’ market, either in a paid or a volunteer capacity.
To apply, please review the full job description and submit a cover letter and resume to:
St. Mark’s Area Main Street
Applications accepted through April 15, 2014.