Thursday, August 8, 2013

Summer 2013: Tomatoes & Upcoming Workshop

Cheryl's pic of her beautiful tomatoes!

My photo below doesn't do the beautifully trellised rows of Costoluto Genovese, plum, and cherry tomatoes justice... it's hard to see the bounty among all those leaves. There are some peppers, sunflowers, watermelon, and basil plants mixed in to this area of the farm as well.

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Okra, cucumbers, Genovese basil, Holy basil, figs, grapes, sweet potatoes, lettuce, and a variety of other herbs and flowers are also being grown on the farm.

The tomatoes are being sold at the Waverly Farmer's Market at the Farm Alliance of Baltimore table, at Neopol Smokery, at Corner BYOB in Hampden, and to CSA members who receive weekly baskets of produce. Special thanks to the Telesis Corporation for sponsoring weekly produce deliveries to several people in the neighborhood.

So much abundance is great to see.

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Last night Cheryl and her farm hand Alex hosted a lovely dinner 'al fresco' using fresh tomatoes, basil, and cucumbers from the farm.

It's great to see the garden being used not only to produce fresh vegetables and create an economic impact on this formerly vacant lot, but also as a community gathering space as well.


Cheryl is currently being supported by YouthWorks employees, and she is also employing several people from the neighborhood as farm assistants this summer. She also volunteers her time to support the community gardeners with advice and equipment.

Interested in visiting the farm?

Stop by this weekend!

Saturday, August 10th
Fall Planting Workshop
10 am - 12pm
Now is the time to put in your beets, turnips, broccoli, carrots, and cabbage. Lettuces and spinach can be put in now, or a little later in August. Learn more about cover cropping and getting ready for the fall growing season.

Email with any questions or concerns.

We are located at 2100 Boone Street, one block east of Greenmount Ave, just north of Greenmount Cemetary on North Ave.

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