Month: August 2011

Community Garden Walkabout – August 27th 9am-11am

Hello Everyone,This Saturday August 27th the garden coordinator Chris Clay will be in the garden from 9am-11am to give tours of the garden for community members and answer any questions gardeners may have.  If you want to know what the spots on your tomato leaves mean, what that bug on your broccoli is, or anything… Read more »

Making a purchase!

Franklin Farmers Market,  Friday,  12:00pm to 6:00pm Located on the Town Common Reminder that the Farmers’ Market now accepts SNAP dollars and can double your purchasing power. Visit the Food Pantry tent at the Farmers’ Market for details. Where is the Town Common? View Larger Map

“fewer soggy chicken nuggets”

While farmers’ markets are expanding, the use of fresh and local foods is increasing in the school lunch programs: Franklin decided to revamp its food program by bringing in help.  In June, the school system awarded its dining contract to Whitsons Culinary Group, a company that works with public and private schools to improve menus… Read more »

“people want convenience”

Much of the expansion of farmers markets has come in the past three years, said Scott Soares, state commissioner of agricultural resources.  Public interest in buying local products “really caught fire,” he said. In part, demand seems driven by worries about food safety.  “(Customers) get it here fresh,” said Terri Kanief of Boston-based Globe Fish… Read more »

Fairmount Fruit Farm – strawberries

Did you know that there are still U-pick strawberries to be found in Franklin? Fairmount Fruit Farm on Lincoln Street (near the Medway border) has an amazing greenhouse full of the berries growing on their new hydro-stackers. We had a great time picking recently, no deep knee bending or sunscreen needed. They also have great… Read more »