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Tanimura & Antle Acquires Green City Growers

Tanimura & Antle & Boston, Massachusetts based, Green City Growers Announce New Partnership & Acquisition Furthering their joint commitment to providing communities with education and engagement with healthy, fresh produce SALINAS, Ca. (March 9th, 2021) – Employee owned grower-shipper, Tanimura & Antle and Boston, Massachusetts based, Green City Growers announced […]

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GCG’s 2020 Company Impact

Due to COVID, this year’s social impact stats look a little different from past years. We sent a lot more produce to food banks than we ever have, and while we saw a reduction in our overall number of customers, we were able to grow a significant amount of organic […]

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An Agrihood in Your Hood?

Agrihoods Promote Farm-to-Table Living and Sustainability Communities dedicated to sustainable, fresh, and local produce have been popping up across the U.S. to provide Americans access to a simpler life without the hardships of traditional agriculture. They’re called agrihoods, and there are now over 200 spanning 28 states. Many developers are […]

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Boston’s Top 10 Urban Farming Green Spaces

Are you looking for respite from your busy city life or interested in local food and want to grow your own urban garden? In Boston there are a number of urban farming green spaces that are accessible to the public where you can find escape from the bustle of the city. Whether you […]

Dirty Hands are Happy Hands: Antidepressants in The Soil

Gardeners often to refer to their gardens as their “happy place” and now there may be a biological reason for it. Researchers have discovered a strain of bacterium in soil that may be responsible for increasing serotonin and decreasing anxiety. How Dirt Makes You Happy The soil microbe, Mycobacterium vaccae, […]

What to Do With A Big Pre-Frost Harvest

It’s going to be cold this weekend. With the forecast anticipating at least one night at freezing temperatures, and the potential for multiple nights of cold weather, we will likely see the demise of many of our crops. While hardier fall plants like kale and lettuce can hold up to a […]

Husk (Ground) Cherry Recipe

“What is it and how do I use it?” is a common question we hear this time of year when referring to husk cherries, also known as ground cherries or husk tomatoes. They are small pale orange fruits wrapped up in what looks like a brown paper bag (or very […]

Vegan & Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

It’s time to take back pumpkin. Listen, I get it. There are few things more quintessentially “fall” than the sights of changing leaves, the gentle nip of an autumn breeze, and above all else, the smells and tastes of warm apple and pumpkin confectionaries. With the arrival of cool autumn […]

Why Heirloom Tomatoes Have Scars, and Ratatouille Recipe

We lucked into a wonderful gift this week – a beautiful harvest of heirloom tomatoes from one of our residential clients. Turns out, she doesn’t like heirloom tomatoes. Nothing to do with their flavor, but everything to do with their perceived imperfections. Causes of Scarring Also called catfacing, scarring is […]

[Egg] of a Different Color and Quiche Recipe

Ask anyone whose seen The Wizard of Oz, and they’ll likely be well acquainted with the Horse of a Different Color, which changes from white to yellow to red to purple. Ask what colors eggs come in, and the response will likely be only white, or maybe white and brown. Bor-ing! […]

Grow In the Snow: A Beginner’s Guide to Overwintering

We’ve written before about how you can extend the growing season with a cold frame. Given the New England growing season, a season extender will allow you to keep the air and soil temperature around your plants a bit warmer, helping you to grow through November and get started planting […]

Keeping Cool: Help Your Backyard Chickens Beat the Heat

It’s September and the first day of fall is fast approaching, but it still feels like summer in Boston. Have you considered how your feathered friends are coping with the lingering heat? Our poultry expert Khrysti Smyth has a few tips to help keep your backyard chickens cool. Six Tips to […]