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Farmers, Fables & Feasts


Join us for The Food Project's annual fundraiser on May 6 at Artists for Humanity EpiCenter in Boston.  Farmers, Fables & Feasts includes a lively evening of delicious food, inspiring stories from youth who participate in The Food Project’s leadership development programs, and a live auction with Billy Costa of NESN's Dining Playbook and KISS 108.

The Food Project will honor Byron Hurt, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, activist, and former Northeastern University quarterback with The Food Project’s Leadership Award. 

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Despite a blanket of snow there's lots of activity in our greenhouse


The farm is looking like it will never emerge from underneath this insulating blanket of snow. The tiny microfauna in the topsoil have not seen light or even a fluctuation in temperature for quite some time now. Although, this is probably normal for them—they adapted to the cycles of the planet eons ago. 


Inside the heated greenhouse it’s a different picture entirely. The entire allium family, such as onions and garlic, has been seeded in trays. The seeding happened in two days with the help of Dirt Crew. What little daylight there is shines through the double layer of inflated plastic, bringing the temperature up to nearly 50 degrees—the propane-powered heaters barely need to turn on.

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Waiting for spring on our farms in Lynn

       

 
Here in Lynn, we are buried under record-breaking piles of snow. It’s icy, dirty snow, the kind that’s been around for too long but has nowhere to go. It’s March snow.      

At the Munroe Street and Ingalls School farm plots, a sea of snow has replaced the rows of vegetables that welcomed me to The Food Project last fall. The gardens, just like us, wait for spring. 

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