Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Arugula and Artichokes

We're awash with wonderful volunteer groups at Marra Farm! Thanks to the dedication of our farm manager Sue McGann, and the fantastic flow of volunteers, there's a whole lot of food growing at Marra this spring.

Each time I go down to Marra to learn with the 3rd graders or harvest with volunteers, I discover something new - be it about arugula or artichokes.

Artichokes are a crazy sight at Marra. These perennials always elicit exclamations of amazement. Their leaves sprawl out like a jungle and a little artichoke comes out of the top.

Artichokes! And ladybugs for luck.

Arugula flowers are a favorite among the 3rd grade crowd - we've decided they taste like peanuts. Who doesn't love to eat a flower?

We harvested rows and rows of lettuce last Friday for Providence Regina House Food Bank in South Park. Make way for tomatoes, corn, and summer sun!

-Sadie Beauregard, Lettuce Link, Harvest VISTA

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