Friary gives us three good reasons to buy our food from local farms.
10 Questions, Shoot! Q: What did you dream of being as a kid? Believe it or not, a farmer - my grandparents had a farm so I was always around it. They mostly had vegetables but occasionally chickens or a pig. Q: How does your personality play into your business? I am impulsive, in a good way, I am not afraid to act. I am constantly moving and adapting. I have to make quick decisions and let them go. Q: At what moment did you decide to open a business? I became a single parent for three young children and I needed to make ends meet. Farming seemed natural. Q: What inspired you? We (my mother, father and four brothers) lived off the land growing up. Farming was a good transition to continue to use what this land offers rather than abuse its …
Summer may be almost over, but that doesn't mean your 2011 kitchen garden has to be.
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
- Lynn Levine
Monday, September 5, 2011
I recall my glee, last March, at the first sighting of hyacinth and daffodil sprouts peeking out of my very recently snow-covered flower bed. The winter of 2011 was long and harsh, and I could now allow myself the luxury of hungrily anticipating another season of blossoms, fresh herbs, home-grown vegetables and warmth. Six months later, I now find myself somewhat depressed at the sight of my spent day lilies, an augur of the end of another year’s cycle of blooms on my front lawn and cooler weather to come. The good news is that in fact, 2011 still has plenty of life left in it. For Tim Friery of the Cape Cod Organic Farm on Route 6A in Barnstable Village, “you can still put in lots of greens,” he said. That means lettuce, arugula and …