Organic Baby Food Boston MA

Babies are born with a dislike of bitter tastes—part of our innate defense against poisonous plants. Babies can, however, overcome that bias, even for strong vegetables like broccoli and brussels sprouts, if their mothers eat those plants pre- and postpartum.

Mattapan Farmers Market
(617) 414-6878
Church of the Holy Sprit Parking Lot, 525 River St.; 525 River Street
Boston, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 11-October Saturday, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
County
Suffolk

Boston Medical Center Farmers Market
(617) 414-4542
Menino Pavilion at BMC Lobby
Boston, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
July 17-October 2 Friday, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
County
Suffolk

South End Farmers Market
(617) 481-2257
In conjunction with the South End Open market next to 540 Harrison Ave.
Bosten, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Sunday 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
County
Suffolk

East Boston Farmers Market
(617) 568-4028
Central Square at Meridian, Bennington and Border St.
Suffolk, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
July-Mid October Thursday, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
County
Suffolk

Charlestown Farmers Market
(617) 241-8866
Thompson Square at Main & Austin Street
Charlestown, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Mid July-End October Wednesday, 2:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
County
Suffolk

Dorchester/Peabody Square Farmers Market
(617) 825-3846
Odwin Learning Center, 1963 Dorchester Ave.
Suffolk, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
July-October Friday, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
County
Suffolk

Dorchester/Franklin Park Community Farmers Market
(617) 822-7134
Franklin Park Rd., next to Main entrance of the Zoo
Suffolk, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
August-End of October Sunday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
County
Suffolk

MA Pike Farmers Markets
(413) 572-3171
Service Areas along MA Turnpike
Boston, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 17-October Various days and hours. For up to date information, go to www.masspike.com
County
Suffolk

Cambridge/Kendall Square Farmers Market
(617) 225-2440
Kendall Square, 500 Kendall St.
Cambridge, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-November Thursday, 11:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
County
Middlesex

Mission Hill Farmers Market
(617) 427-7399
Brigham Circle, Intersection of Huntington Ave. and Tremont St.
Boston, Mission Hill, MA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June 11-November 15 Thursday, 11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Suffolk

Get Them Hooked on Veggies Young

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By Meghan Rabbitt

If children are going to learn to love vegetables and other good-for-you foods, it’s important to expose them to healthy fare early on. How early? Starting in utero and continuing through breast-feeding, says new research from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia. “Flavors from a mother’s diet are transmitted through the amniotic fluid and breast milk, helping a baby learn to like a food’s taste,” says Julie Mennella, a biopsychologist at the Center and lead author of the study. The researchers found that babies whose mothers drank carrot juice while pregnant or breast-feeding showed a greater preference for the veggie itself than those born to women who had not drunk the juice.

Mennella explains that babies are born with a dislike of bitter tastes—part of our innate defense against poisonous plants. Babies can, however, overcome that bias, even for strong vegetables like broccoli and brussels sprouts, if their mothers eat those plants pre- and postpartum. Another example from the study: Older babies who were both breast-feeding and eating solids initially refused green beans but began to like them once their nursing mothers started eating them.

Author: Meghan Rabbitt

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