Reaping what they sow
Bowdoin Street Health Center's Jen French reports members of the Healthy Champions program got a pleasant surprise on Tuesday morning when they went out for their usual routine of "weeding, watering and trying to revive our strawberry plant.
"So you can imagine our surprise when instead of finding the normal menacing plant life, we found six different types of vegetables ready to be picked! Red and yellow tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, and two kinds of bell peppers were the first "market ready" items to grace the Healthy Champions' produce basket.
"And although we are waiting for a slightly larger crop to start our regular sales at the market, I am happy to report that our harvesting festivities quickly turned into a taste testing adventure, and we have nothing but rave reviews to report to our potential market customers!"
The Stonehurt/Norton Community Garden will supply produce later this summer for the Bowdoin Geneva Farmers Market.
Surveying the fruits (and vegetables) of their first harvest are, from left, Damara, Daizy, Ricardo, Adan and Jemiah.