How great is summer when we can enjoy all this fresh vegetables and herbs. We have been growing our own fresh vegetables and herbs in our new planter boxes behind the Ralph & Jenny Center. These boxes were built in conjunction Green city Growers and built to ensure that everyone has easy access to tending these boxes. They are at a height comfortable for those whith bad knees, those in wheelchairs and those like me who think when they get down to the ground - "how am i going to get up!".
What's in these boxes? Tomatoes, squash, beens, cucumbers, three different kinds of peppers, collard greens, three different kinds of basil, parsley and surrounded by marigolds to protect against the bugs! All organic!
We can't serve all of the Somerville older adult populatin on these boxes so we have an alternative! Come to our weekly Farmers' Market every Thursday from 11 - 1 at Holland Street Center (167 Holland Street). Fresh, organic produce at great pirces and if you are 55+ you get it for half price! They are wonderful about making sure you get a discount! I didn't think I quite looked 55 but the farmer's market person did and asked if I was! Still a few years to go till then!
So have a hankering for some great, corn, tomatoes, kale, cukes or herbs? Join us every Thursday at Holland Street Center parking lot from 11 - 1. Come support a great Farmer's Market and buy some produce at wonderful prices!
Join our Gardening club - we meet the second Monday of every month!