Jamaican immigrant opens as food vendor at Worcester Public Market

WORCESTER – Venice Fouchar of Worcester, owner of Ma Maebelle’s One Love Café at Worcester Public Market, emigrated to the country in 1975 from Jamaica when she was 14. She arrived in the country with the help of her mother, who arrived here in the early 1960s to prepare for American life before welcoming her daughter here.

Fouchar was originally from New York where she attended school, started a fashion design business and later got married and gave birth to her daughter.

In 2001, when Fouchar moved to Worcester to visit one of her sisters who lived in the city, she said she immediately fell in love with the peace and quiet of the city after living for years in New York and began to think about moving to Worcester.

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