August has arrived, and with it, the “Dog Days” of summer! We’ve compiled a list of local farms selling homegrown produce, flowers and other seasonal staples to enhance your summer table. Visiting nearby farms, farm stands and country stores is not only fun and family-friendly, it’s a great way to support small businesses in your community while bringing summer’s fresh flavors, vivid colors and healthy eating into your home. GILBERT INSURANCE works alongside many types of local businesses offering a full spectrum of commercial policies and employee benefit plans, doing our part to help the local economy grow and thrive.
Within a 10-mile radius around Reading, MA you’ll find a cornucopia of different farms, producing locally grown produce all summer long. Some feature a bounty of vegetables, dairy, herbs, meat and groceries, while others are more specific to just flowers or fruit.
LunaFarm is a five-acre farm in North Reading that offers memberships in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), a concept that has grown in popularity over the past few years as more and more people seek to eat healthy food grown closer to home. As a CSA member, you receive a weekly allotment of produce, while giving the farmer a secure income stream during key harvest months. Definitely a win-win!
Acacia Grove Honey Farm in Woburn produces, unfiltered, “raw” honey in jars and bulk containers. They also offer beeswax candles and maple syrup! Call them at 617-947-1380 for hours and delivery options.
Meadow Mist Farm in nearby Lexington is a small, rural, organic farm that raises and sells grass fed beef, lamb, pastured chicken and turkey, cage-free eggs, and seasonal garden veggies and berries. They also feature a flower nursery, dry goods and organic pet food – everything at Meadow Mist Farm is chemical-free.
Visit farmfresh.org for a more complete listing of farms and farm stands in your area.