What’s growing in February (repost from blogspot blog)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
I recently visited Atlanta and because of my desire to get more information about models that are already working, I spent some time visiting a market and then a farm—Beth Rankin
When I visited the Boxcar Market I asked a lot of questions since there are some people in my town (Huntington) who would like to start a similar local foods market, maybe not as complete a grocery as Boxcar is, but some of the concepts are similar.
When I was asked if we had settled on our suppliers yet I had to report that it is still being worked out. Her next question surprised me: Are you getting any of your produce from within your town?
Well, not expecting to, small garden areas, hilly terrain,etc etc etc……and her answer was Why not?
She sent me to Truly Living Well who operates several growing centers but the one I visited was the Wheat Street Garden close to Auburn Avenue. Located within view of downtown Atlanta, this 4 acre parcel provides vegetables and fruit to individual purchasers, CSA members, local stores and restaurants.
The Living Well site has ample parking, a covered picnic area with sinks for warm weather classes,