By JIM MAHONEY
The harvesting season has arrived and who doesn’t enjoy the flavor of a freshly picked tomato?
It’s time to head the market – specifically the Everett Community Growers’ Northern Strand Farm stand – for the very freshest, tastiest produce in the area. The garden is tended to by volunteers and paid employees of all ages and has been growing food for Everett residents since 2012. They also contribute to the Bread of Life program.
Tucked in at the beginning of the Everett bike trail, off Wellington and West Street, and open 10-1 pm on Saturday mornings the farm stand has for sale right off the vine produce, vegetables and herbs. Grown in plots next to the trail, on Florence and Tremont Streets you can get tomatoes, kale, beans, eggplant and squash so fresh you may not make it home without taking a bite.
The ECG also soon accept SNAP and Healthy Incentive Program vouchers and Everett school children can use their P EBT (pandemic) cards to get vegetables too.
Everyone’s welcome to stop by to see what the latest harvest has delivered.
“The hot weather has been hard but we received the new raised bed so we are really growing more tomatoes, and we’re hoping for a big harvest this weekend,” We have cheery tomatoes, jalapenos and tomatillos ready to pick,” said ECG’s Kate Jenkins-Sullivan.