I had a very nice time. I worked with my mentor, Nancy W., and we tested soil samples that people brought to us. I got to spend some time wandering around, looking at all the food and plants. There was one farm stand from Montague selling beautiful vegetable plants - different pepper plants and tomato plants, among other things. I started feeling a little bad about my own plants here at home, because they are so tiny in comparison. However, a young woman who works at the farm told me that all their plants are grown in greenhouses, so they get a nice head start.
I bought a bunch of goodies and vowed to bring James back the following week, except that it rained (I only want to go on the nice days). I bought chocolate milk, strawberry-marguerita jam, orange marmalade, dilly beans, pickled asparagus, pickled mushrooms, and onion relish. All from local farms, all delicious!
Town Farm Gardens - Brookfield, MA
The Crimson Lion - Westfield, MA
Smyth's Trinity Farm - Enfield, CT