Community Events & Programs
Many of our events and programs are open to the whole community. We look forward to meeting you.
(Please click and follow for information to register for each event)
The BCIA is an official pick-up location for Farmers to You, a year-round on-line farm to table grocer that connects families directly with farmers to improve access to high quality, consciously grown food and expand markets for sustainable farmers in New England. Unlike other community supported agriculture programs, this organization allows you to choose the food you want and pay as you go via credit card and a convenient website.
Pick-ups are on Wednesday afternoons between 4 – 6 pm. This program is open to the public. To sign-up and/or learn more, please visit Farmers to You.
Since April 2010, the BCIA has been in collaboration with the Cape Ann Fresh Catch (CAFC) as one of the selected locations around eastern Massachusetts to serve as a community drop-off point for weekly shares of fish straight off the boats in Gloucester.
CAFC’s shares will feature a variety of locally-caught, “day-boat-fresh” seafood, including cod, yellowtail flounder, hake, pollock, haddock, grey sole, and redfish/ocean perch. What gets delivered in a CAFC share on any given day is up to Mother Nature.
Pick-ups are on Wednesday afternoons between 4 – 6 pm. This program is open to the public. To sign-up and/or learn more, please visit Cape Ann Fresh Catch.
The Cove Community Center grounds include open green space and community garden plots. While plots are individually worked by BCIA members who have reserved them each summer, there are lawn areas and sitting areas for all to enjoy… so please do.
If you are interested in a garden plot, please Contact Us.
The BCIA scholarship award of $1,000 is awarded each year to a graduating high school student. To be eligible, the student and/or student’s family must be current BCIA members and must have maintained an active BCIA membership for at least two years prior to the year in which the scholarship application is submitted.
Applicants are evaluated on: 1) volunteer activity directly with BCIA, 2) academic achievement, 3) community service, and 4) the submitted application and in-person interview.Donate Now