Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Market Added: Thursdays at Wing's Court in New Bedford

This season we have added a new market to our locations where you can purchase Brix Bounty Farm produce. Last week we begin our weekly participation in the Wing's Court Farmers Market in downtown New Bedford. The Wing's Court market is held every Tuesday from 2PM to 6 or 7PM, depending on weather and market traffic.

We are happy to be joining a number of other terrific growers at the market, including: Karl Glosl who grows apples, blueberries, and more at his orchard in Dartmouth, Mary Merhi from Quansett Gardens who is already bringing local tomatoes to the market!, and Dick Winterbottom who grows corn, flowers, and other terrific vegetables across the harbor.

In addition to fresh produce, we'll have our Brix Bounty tip sheets available for gardeners to check out, an active community board sharing news about the healthy, local food movement on the Southcoast, and I'll be available to answer general gardening questions.

If you are interested in signing up for weekly market announcements, an email that will be sent every Thursday morning with an update of crops available that afternoon, please send us an email

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Roots Down New Bedford - Tuesday July 7th: Compost and Irrigation Strategies

Join us for our next installment of Roots Down New Bedford this Tuesday at 4PM at the Lawler Branch Library, 745 Rockdale Ave. in New Bedford.

We'll be focusing on two terrific topics to help your summertime garden thrive: Compost and Irrigation Strategies (though I reckon the irrigation is a little less pressing this season).

about Roots Down - New Bedford*

what: A Free Monthly Series Focusing on Sustainable Gardening Techniques

why: To help new and experienced gardeners gain a deeper understanding of methods used in healthy food production.

To help build local food security for our community.

*Roots Down - New Bedford is part of the Safe Soils for Healthy Food Project presented by Brix Bounty Farm and the Rotch-Jones-Duff House&Garden Museum and is made possible by the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts - SEEAL Fund.