Monday, September 9, 2013

September Events

"Cossack Pineapple" ground cherries are one of the most interesting fruits we have grown so far. 

Happy September!

We hope everyone is having a wonderful harvest season. The garden is bursting with okra, peppers, basil, and pounds and pounds of yellow Sungold cherry tomatoes and San Marzano plum tomatoes.  And this year's most unusual crop pictured above- ground cherries! This article from the L.A. Times gives more information about ground cherries and how to grow and prepare them.  They are available now at the Farm Alliance of Baltimore stand at the Waverly Market on Saturdays.

The community garden is doing well, and our YouthWorks student employees are still helping to harvest and maintain the garden. Rosa is a community gardener who lives in the neighborhood who will be helping out at the garden in exchange for an education stipend from Americorps. Cheryl is getting ready to do the after school garden club with Cecil Elementary students for the second year. 

Stay tuned for these upcoming September events: 

Food Preservation Workshop
Saturday, September 14th
10 am - 12 pm 
Boone Street Farm: 2100 Boone St. 21218
Learn the basics of drying, pickling, and canning produce for storage over the winter. 

3rd Annual Urban Farm and Food Fair
Saturday, September 21st
2 - 5 pm 
The event will feature our city’s urban farms, local food vendors, and fun family activities. 
More information can be found on the Farm Alliance of Baltimore website here:

Starting a Small Market Garden
Sunday, September 29th
3 - 5 pm 
Liam Flynn's Ale House
22 W. North Ave
Baltimore Green Space, The Farm Alliance and the Community Law Center will present a workshop at Liam Flynn's Ale House, discussing small Market Gardens. RSVP to Katie Lautar at 443-996-3811 or 

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