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Enjoying a CSA from the Lincoln farm


Hunter Gates and his family, Shara and Oren, have enjoyed fresh produce from The Food Project for over a decade. We asked him to share why they enjoy coming out to the Baker Bridge farm in Lincoln to pick up their CSA farm share each week.

“I think that we first purchased a CSA share from The Food Project in 2006, although we had been enjoying the bounty since 2003 because a friend worked there. We live in Somerville, so we enjoy getting out of the city for some fresh air. We pick-up our veggies, get a fresh bouquet of flowers and fresh berries when they're in season, see our friends, and have an afternoon of positive physical activity as well as the psycho-emotional high of doing something that we love. 

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CSA Fair This Wednesday

Lincoln On-Farm CSA
Lincoln On-Farm CSA
This Wednesday, The Food Project will be attending Harvest Co-op's CSA Fair along with seven other local farms. Come by to meet our new CSA Manager, Emily Griffith, sample a honey stick, and sign up for a 2013 farm share from The Food Project. 

The Food Project offers on-farm CSA (community supported agriculture) shares at our farms in Lincoln, Lynn, and Beverly, Mass. In addition, we have box share drop-off sites in Arlington, Brookline, Cambridge, Jamaica Plain, Lincoln, Roxbury, Somerville and Wellesley. For more information, please visit our CSA web page or call us at 781-259-8621 x20.

 

WHAT: Harvest Co-op's CSA Fair

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Farm Share Fair This Thursday

Youth Harvesting Watermelons
Youth Harvesting Watermelons
This Thursday, The Food Project will be attending the Farm Share Fair! Come by to meet our new CSA Manager, Emily Griffith, taste some delicious honey sticks, and sign up for a 2013 farm share from The Food Project. 

The Farm Share Fair is an annual event that allows consumers to learn how to purchase fresh produce as part of a CSA, or farm share, from farms around Massachusetts. At this year's Farm Share Fair, attendees will have the opportunity to meet more than 20 farmers, learn about their programs, and even sign up for a share. The Farm Share Fair is organized by theMOVE, a local organization that brings youth and adults from Boston's urban areas to farms in the region to learn about where our food comes from.

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CSA Shares Available Now!

Youth Harvesting Watermelons for the CSA
Youth Harvesting Watermelons for the CSA
On a sunny June afternoon, you are strolling up and down bountiful rows of vegetables of all sizes, shapes, and colors. As you pick your share of berries and peas for the week, you taste a few along they way. The sugar snap peas are crisp and fresh; the strawberries are sweet and tangy, and their delicious juice runs down your chin as you sink your teeth into the bright fruit. At the end of the row is the rest of your haul for the week: lettuce, spinach, arugula, swiss chard, garlic scapes, bok choi, radishes, turnips, and scallions, all grown here at The Food Project's farm in Lincoln, Mass. You take one last strawberry and gather up your bags of riches to head over to the herb garden.

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Giving Common Challenge Starts Soon!


On Wednesday, October 10 and Thursday, October 11, The Food Project will be participating in The Boston Foundation's Giving Common Challenge. The Giving Common Challenge is a 36-hour online event to drive donations to participating nonprofits. From 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Food Project supporters can donate to us through our profile on the Giving Common website. In addition to the donations collected, The Boston Foundation is offering $150,000 in prizes to participating organizations for various accomplishments, such as most money donated during particular time slots or the highest number of unique donors. Please check out our Giving Common profile and help us win some prizes! Gifts of any size are appreciated - from $25 to $5,000!

 

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Spotlight on Our Impressive Interns

Emil Leads a Neighborhood Tour
Emil Leads a Neighborhood Tour
For the past several weeks, while the Summer Youth Program participants were learning for the first time about The Food Project, 34 carefully selected teenagers from our pool of experienced youth took part in TFP's Summer Internship Program. Interns represent the most experienced youth staff at The Food Project. In the summer months, they learn in-depth skills in various aspects of TFP's programming, take initiative in leading activities and workshops for TFP youth and community members, and serve as role models for the youth in the Summer Youth Program. This summer, they did some pretty awesome and productive work.

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A Stupendous Summer of Youth and Food

2012 Greater Boston SYP Participants
2012 Greater Boston SYP Participants
With Labor Day right around the corner, we'd like to take a look back at the excellent summer of 2012. Summer is arguably the most exciting time at The Food Project. Our flagship Summer Youth Program is in full swing for seven weeks during July and August, and our youth interns are hard at work both on the farms and in our communities throughout the summer months. The farms are in full bloom; our farmers' markets and community-supported agriculture programs are going strong; and backyard gardens around the greater Boston area are turning out delicious vegetables, delectable herbs, and delightful flowers.

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Images of Spring at TFP

Over the past several months, Lewis Hine Documentary Fellow Chris Fowler has been photographing the happenings at The Food Project all over greater Boston and the North Shore. Here are a few images from Chris's camera that ilustrate late winter and spring at The Food Project. 

 


January - Local gardener Maria Barros leads friends and neigbhors in a Cape Verdean cooking class at The Food Project's Dudley Street office.

 


February - Community Food Associate Jennie Msall gardens with refugees and clinicians from the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights (BCRHHR) on a sunny winter afternoon in their raised beds in the Dudley Greenhouse.

 

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Farm Shares Are Available for 2012!


The Food Project currently has Community-Supported Agriculture farm shares available for the 2012 farm season. The Food Project's Community-Supported Agriculture program is a partnership between our farm and a community of supporters. At the beginning of the season, CSA members purchase a "share" of the crops that will be grown. In return, The Food Project provides a healthy supply of sustainably grown, fresh vegetables, flowers, and herbs.

Each week, CSA members come to our farm to pick up their share of the produce or receive a box share of produce. Each CSA farm share contains enough vegetables to feed a family of four mixed-diet individuals or 2-3 vegetarian adults. Each CSA box share contains enough vegetables to feed 2-3 mixed-diet individuals or 1-2 vegetarian adults. The CSA program runs from mid-June through the end of October and offers a wide variety of produce.

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Farm to Family + Groupon = Fresh & Healthy

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