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Dudley Market News

At the Market

Green Beans
Fava Beans
Salad Mix
Collard Greens
Swiss Chard
Salad Turnips
Summer Squash

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News From The Field

Last week, eight teenagers started their summer youth internship in our Dorchester Office. These young people have all participated in our Summer Youth Program and have been hired to take on more responsibility. They will build raised bed gardens in backyards, staff the farmers markets, lead neighborhood tours, and welcome visitors to our Urban Learning Farm. I invite you to say hi at the market.

Along with our experienced group of interns, this week 60 young people between the ages of 14-17 will join our Summer Youth Program. They start in Lincoln this week and then twenty of them will come to Roxbury and Dorchester for 2 weeks at a time throughout the summer. For many of these young people, this is their first time stepping onto a farm, getting their hands dirty, and getting up close to their food. They will learn about the food system, social justice, how manage they money they will earn this summer, and they will prepare and serve the food we donate to six different food pantries around Boston.

On the farm, our heat loving crops are ever expanding in the fields. The green tomatoes are growing and the summer squash is busting out. The spring crops are winding down - the snap peas are just about done and the first planting of lettuce mix is tiring out. We could surely use a good rain, which we have not had in a couple of weeks, but we're using a drip irrigation system to keep the plants from getting too too thirsty.

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