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Cambridge Urban Ag. Fair - September 20

Next week, the Cambridge Square Business Association is hosting their First Annual Urban-Ag fair. It's being held on the very historic site of the first marketplace in Newtowne (1630's). The 2009 Urban-Ag fair will bring to market some of the most incredible locally grown fruits and vegetables ever seen. Prizes will be awarded for the tastiest, the biggest, the most interesting, and in some cases the ugliest fruits, veggies, baked goods, honey, flowers, preserves, pickles and eggs!

Cooking demonstrations from local chefs, gardeners, and "Cambridge School student-growers" will be held throughout the day. Come to sample recipes and/or to stock up on the bounty of the harvest from our local farmers markets, get tips from local experts on composting, community gardening, rain barrels, and bee-keeping! All events are free, open to the public and family-friendly. Kids are encouraged to enter to win Student Prizes in every category!

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Late Blight Alert for Tomatoes and Potatoes

Please be on the look out in your home gardens!

If you see signs of late blight on your tomatoes, harvest all tomatoes (both ripened and unripened) and dispose of the plants immediately. Potatoes are also at risk. For more information and pictures of what to look for, see the UMass Extension's late blight alert.

Our Lincoln CSA farmer Kate wrote about what this has meant for our farm earlier this week. For other perspectives, Boston food writer Alison Arnett has a reaction to TFP's blight announcement, and local farmer MK Wyle has a powerful story about the blight's impact on her farm.

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Build-a-Garden visit

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Food Project interns, Widline Charles, 18, and Max Rollins, 16, visit with Build-a-Gardener Amit Virmani in Jamaica Plain.

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