Bringing the farm to Lowell's inner city
from The Boston Globe
Noontime on Jackson Street. Blistering heat. The slow crawl of cars past the farm stand on the sidewalk. "A pound of peaches. Make that two." "How much for your corn?" "Will you be here next week?" Almost everything on the table, shaded from the sun by an awning, was grown a block or two away and picked the day before: carrots, lettuce, and kale pulled from raised beds on the eighth-of-an-acre plot at the corner of Middlesex and Pearl streets; Cambodian eggplant, hot peppers, and cilantro from a field behind the industrial park on Pawtucket Boulevard, 3 1/2 acres surrounded by a deer fence.
7701 Las Colinas Blvd., Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063