“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 »

Franklin Food Pantry announces “Plant a Row”

What grows in your garden? Do you have tomatoes and peas , or are you like Mary here Mary, Mary, quite contrary,How does your garden grow?With peppers, beans, and lots of greens, And tall sweet corn in a row! Have you considered planting a row in your garden for the Franklin Food Pantry? Modeled after… Read more »

Franklin Food Pantry says “Thanks to You”

Thanks to your generosity, the Franklin Food Pantry will be stocked to serve our neighbors this summer. The recent “Calling for the Pantry” phone-a-thon netted just over $11,000 and the “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive coordinated with the US Post Office generated just over 5,000 pounds of food and non-food items. “We are relieved to… Read more »

Goodbye pyramid, hello plate!

The food pyramid is gone. The plate is here. Here is a round up of some articles covering the changes in the presentation of the food guidelines as a plate: 5 Things to Know About the New Nutritional Guidelines by meganbedard Goodbye, Food Pyramid: USDA to Announce a New ‘Food Icon’ by Marion Nestle Deconstructing the USDA’s… Read more »