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Fresh & Healthy Food at the Union Square Farmer’s Market

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Every Saturday you can buy fresh locally sourced food at the Union Square Farmer’s Market. The Market runs from 9 to 1 through Thanksgiving. In addition to healthy produce, enjoy live music and USMS’s 2nd Saturdays once a month.  

For more information on vendors and music, you can visit the Farmers Market Website here.

Shop Local at 2nd Saturdays

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Farmer’s Market shoppers love shopping local at 2nd Saturdays. Join us Saturday August 13th for our fourth 2nd Saturday this summer!

Our next event features 4 new businesses and 12 new offers (see below for details) – that means there’s something for everyone! Find us at our Union Square Farmer’s market community table to pick up a flyer — where you can also purchase Fluff Festival t-shirts, magnets, and bags to get you in the mood for this year’s Fluff Festival happening September 24th (rain date September 25th).

Let us know on our Facebook event page if you’ll be joining us.

Can’t make it August 13th? 2nd Saturdays run every month through December.

August 13th participating businesses and their offerings:

Brass Union – FREE T-Shirt with Purchase of Bloody Mary – 11am to 3pm

Cantina La Mexicana – $8 for Chicken Fajita, Rice & Beans

Casa B – Select 1/2 Price Tapas – 11am to 3pm w/ Cocktail or Wine

CrossFit Somerville – Pet Our Chickens & Get a Coupon for a FREE Trial Class

East Boston Savings Bank – Enter to Win $50 Union Square Donuts Gift Card

El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill – 20% Off All Food & Non-Alcohol Purchases

Gracie’s Ice Cream – FREE Hot Fudge

The Juice Union – FREE Tote Bag For Your Farmers Market Treasures

Juliet – 1/2 Sandwich & Soup for $10 & Raffle for 3 Course Dinner for 1 w/ Any Purchase – 8am to 3pm

Loyal Supply Co. – FREE Fluff Button Pin w/purchase & Free Popcorn

Neighborhood Restaurant & Bakery – FREE Large Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice w/ Purchase

Polished Mane Salon – New Clients Receive 20% off Your First Haircut

Reliable Market – 10% Off All Goods Excluding (weekly special sales, rice, alcohol, meat, fish, and tofu)

Ricky’s Flower Market – 10% Off All Herbs

Sally O’Brien’s – 1/2 Price Sandwiches and Burgers Until 4 PM

Somervelo – FREE Air

Tango Society of Boston – FREE Dance Lesson 12am to 2pm plus 50% Off Monthly Pass

Taza Chocolate – 10% Off In-Store Purchases

The Independent – FREE Donut Holes w/ Purchase of Any Brunch Item

Union Square Tailors – 15 % Off Alterations

Yuki Shabu-Chinese Gourmet – FREE Appetizer with Entrée

Workbar – FREE Day Pass or 50% Off First Month of Membership

Fluff-enger Hunt!

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The Fluff Festival returns on Saturday September 24th (rain date September 25th), and this year’s theme is “Fluff U: A Sweet Education”. We challenge you to complete this Fluff Scavenger Hunt before the Festival! Here are the rules:

1. You have up until September 24th to find the official Fluff Crest at all of these local businesses.
2.Once you spot the Fluff Crest, have any employee check the line next to their business.
3. Bring your completed checklist to the Fluff Festival Merchandise Table on the 24th to redeem your individual prize and be entered to win the ultimate grand prize–an Extreme Fluff Pack!

You can download and print a copy of the checklist here.

Second Saturdays in Union Square

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USMS has launched an exciting series called “Second Saturdays,” where local businesses provide special offerings, giveaways or discounts on the second Saturday of each month. Join us on June 11 for our second Second Saturday event!
This is a great opportunity to combine your purchase of fresh, local produce at our Union Square Farmer’s Market with a meal, a treat, a purchase or just a visit to some of our other great local businesses.
View participating business and their offers below:

Loyal Supply – Free USQ map with purchase
East Boston Saving Bank –  Giving away sunglasses, frisbees and healthy energy bars
Brass Union – free pint glass with the purchase of the Drumlin Benedict or the purchase of a Southern Tier beer
Yuki Shabu – Free appetizer with entrée
El Potro –  20% off all food & non-alcohol purchases
The Independent – purchase a Rosé Granita Cocktail and take home the glass
Gracies Ice Cream –  Mention Union Square Main Streets to get free fudge
Juice Union – With every purchase, a free tote bag for your farmers market treasures
Somervelo – Free air
Neighborhood Bakery – 20 % off entrees
Cantina La Mexicana – Burro + drink – $8.00 + tax
Reliable Market – 10% discount on all goods excluding weekly special sales, rice, alcohol, meat, fish, and tofu
Casa B – selected half price tapas menu from 11am to 3pm with cocktail and wine menu
River Dogs – 10% off all West Paw Design dog toys
Juliet – “Picnic Basket Lunch – Borrow a Basket & Blanket To Enjoy Your Lunch In The Park”

 

Help Save Our Green Line Extension!

Attend This Important Meeting on Monday, May 9

Public Comments will be taken at 1:00 PM

At this critical meeting of the MassDOT and MBTA Boards will consider recommendations for GLX and the integrated Community Path (CPX) cost reductions, budget and schedule.

Your presence, support and constructive comments are needed to ensure that the whole GLX project is built – both GLX branches (to Union Square and to Route 16) and completion of the CPX.

We need friends, relatives, supporters and neighbors to show up in large numbers with signs of any size.  

THIS MAY BE OUR MOST IMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION MEETING SINCE 2004!

Location: State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Boston

Check http://www.somervillestep.org/  for updates and more info.

City to Host Public Meetings to Discuss Zoning Overhaul

Somerville’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development has been hard at work on a zoning overhaul. The City’s goal is to end up with a new zoning code that is easier to understand, consistent, and in line with resident’s priorities. Not surprisingly, the proposed new code is a hefty document that covers a lot of different types of uses. To help everyone understand what’s being proposed and get more feedback, the Planning Department is setting up a series of meetings that will each take a deeper dive into parts of the zoning code.The first meeting, focused on public space, took place on Nov. 23.
The meetings will all be held in the VNA Community Room, 259 Lowell St., and start at 6:30 p.m.
   Mon., Jan. 11: Attainable Housing
   Mon., Jan. 25: Residential Neighborhoods
   Mon., Feb. 8: Mobility
   Mon., Feb. 22: Economic Development
   Mon., March 7: Process