Nearing the End of the Season
Our 2012 Season Draws to a Close
We’re now approaching the end of our growing season. With enough produce for a few more weeks of sales, we are cleaning our fields, getting our tools and supplies into sheds for the winter, and starting to plan for 2013. We had wild successes growing for market this year (see our restaurants page for a list of places to buy or eat our produce). We love growing food for markets so close to us, so connected to Boston residents. We’re looking forward, in the year’s to come, to expanding our markets beyond restaurants to include neighborhood grocers, farmers markets, and schools.
This season we began the never-ending process of creating a new, successful farm. We say never-ending because we hope to improve upon and replicate these systems for generations. We’re just starting to create new farm jobs in Boston, developing job training curriculums for people to take over and farm neighborhood farm plots throughout the city. Each season, we hope to convert more vacant city plots into productive urban farm land. As we add new land to Boston’s agricultural landscape, we also add new farmers to Boston’s entrepreneurial landscape, new beauty and life to Boston’s neighborhoods, and fresher foods to Boston’s people.
We already have visions of next summer’s salad greens, lettuce, tomatoes, callaloo, kale, carrots, beets, peppers. But now, we reflect on this past season, improve, and plan for an exciting 2013. But while our fields rest, we want everyone to know about these wonderful …
Boston Winter Farmers Markets!
Though New England farm fields might not be teeming with the bounty they did just three months ago, there are an ever increasing number of winter farmers markets that provide fresh produce through the cold winter months. Here are a couple that we absolutely love and recommend.
Egleston Farmers Market, Saturdays, 11AM-2PM (Nov.17, Dec. 8 & 15, all Jan. & Feb.)
Dorchester Winter Farmers Market, Sundays, 12PM-3PM (Jan.-March)