What’s the secret of producing delicious, healthy, local food?  Compost!  

Composting is an easy way for you to help increase the supply of healthy local food, even if you don’t garden or farm yourself. Compost transforms the organic stuff we call “garbage” into something incredibly useful. What’s more, Bootstrap donates finished compost to school and community garden projects in Boston.

So If you don’t have the space or desire to compost at home, please collect it in a bag or bucket and bring it to the market every week. The earth will thank you (and so will we)!

What you can compost

  • Paper towels, plates, and napkins.
  • Tea bags, coffee grounds, and filters
  • Bread, grains, nuts and pasta
  • Fruits, veggies, flowers and small lawn clippings
  • Eggshells
  • Dryer lint

What you can’t compost:


Simple, right?

And while you’re at the market, stay to buy fresh local produce, meat, fish, bread, cheese, eggs, cookies, tarts, spices, salsa and other local delights!  Live music, children’s activities, and food trucks.