June 22-29, 2019
call a friend • dine • shop • play • make a difference!
2019 Participating Businesses
10% of all food purchases will be donated
Aeronaut Brewing Co.
$1 per pint of Double Nandu/3 Years with Dr. Nandu
A portion of proceeds will be donated
10% of online sales
100% of Aperitivo Hour food sales (special menu offered daily 5-7pm)
100% of sales of causa de shrimp
El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill
2% of all food & non-alcoholic beverage sales
Elliot’s House Pet Care & More
A portion of sales will be donated
EM & ADE
Gracie's Ice Cream
$0.25 per waffle cone sold
Hooked Fish Shop
A portion of the sales from Lobster Rolls on the weekend and of Bluefish Bagel during the week
100% of sales of Strawberry & Arugula Salad will be donated
In Season Food Shop
5% of all salads
J.J. Sullivan Plumbing & Heating
5% of food sales during cafe hours (8am-5pm)
The Jungle Community Music Club
50% of the sales of vegan chorizo chili
A percentage of entrée sales will be donated
Neighborhood Restaurant & Bakery
A portion of the sales will be donated
Off the Beaten Path Food Tours
5% of Union Square Food Tour sales during campaign period. Union Square Somerville Food Tour features interesting history about Somerville and visited restaurants, and includes a sample favorite foods from donuts to Mexican food to Momo to dumplings to a marshmallow fluff ice cream cone. Join us and support local independent businesses.
15% of sales
20% of proceeds from bar sales at Somerville Chocolate location, 14 Tyler Street
Portion of proceeds will be donated
10% of sales during WINE BAR (Tues 5pm-1am/ Wed-Sat 10pm-1am)
10% from sales of all Taza Chocolate Amaze Bars
With support from the 346 Somerville Ave development team.
What is it?
In collaboration with local businesses, Union Square Main Streets (USMS) proudly presents Good Food for All, a week-long, community campaign to raise awareness and funds for the Union Square Farmers Market local SNAP match.
From June 22-29, participating businesses will donate proceeds from a featured product or service or a percentage of sales to the local SNAP match program.
Mark your calendars, and check back to this page to see the growing list of local businesses supporting this effort.
Why is it important?
SNAP(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the successor to Food Stamps) recipients often find fresh, local food at farmers markets unaccessible. Since 2005, USMS has raised money to match SNAP dollars, making it possible for more eligible households to participate in our Farmers Market. And now we invite you, friends and neighbors, to come to the table and to help bolster this program with visits to your favorite Union Square establishments. (And perhaps discover new ones, too?)
From the Heart and Mind of a
Participating Business Owner
Shane Clyburn, co-owner of In Season Food Shop, former farmers market manager, and current USFM vendor shares his perspective on the importance of our local SNAP match.
"Food insecurity is a real concern in Somerville. 9.5% of our neighbors rely on SNAP. More than 50% of Somerville Public School students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. It’s a major issue, but we have an opportunity to work together and reduce its impact on our community..." (Read more here.)