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It has been a challenging winter in Boston. There isn’t a person in Boston that won’t agree in one way or another, as far as I know.
In spite of the snow and cold, urban agriculture is still thriving in the interstices.
The Boston Chronicle, WCVB ran a program tonight “Defying the Winter” on Freight Farms‘ efforts to increase the 365-day a year food growth potential locally. The segment explained the company’s self-sufficient shipping container farms, and highlighted one of their eager customers, Corner Stalk. For the owners of Corner Stalk, there can still be local lettuce when there is over five feet of snow on the ground. Connie and Shawn are based in East Boston, where there are few commercial farming initiatives.
“Corner Stalk is a Controlled Environment Agriculture farm that offers Boston area consumers fresh, locally grown leafy greens. Our farms are located on Eagle Hill in East Boston. We grow all of our produce in recycled shipping containers which create an extremely energy and water efficient environment. A year round growing season and dense planting allows maximum productivity from a dense urban footprint. ” – Connie and Shawn.
Keep updated with Corner Stalk’s blog. We hope to track them down for an interview soon!
Exciting news with Corner Stalk is that they will be a vendor at the new Boston Public
Market, set to open near Haymarket T station and Faneuil Hall in June of 2015. Looking at the schematics of the market, it will be a beautiful enclosed area for local vendors to sell fresh produce and a range of consumer food products.
See a virtual tour of the Market, courtesy of the Boston Public Market Association non-profit.
“Our mission is to develop and operate a permanent year-round market in Boston that provides fresh, healthy food to consumers of all income levels and nourishes our community. It will educate the public about food sources, nutrition and preparation.” Boston Public Market Association.
The Market has the following major tenants:
The Market will be well positioned to support the local food economy in Boston. And we hope that they will be held accountable to increasing food access and security for a wide diversity of Boston’s residents – from all economic levels. We foresee the sharing of products and of face-to-face interaction will create a deeper connection between local consumers and local nourishing food.
We look forward to seeing the growth of these new endeavors over the next few months.
Elli & Lina
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