Happy Spring! The longer days and warmer temperatures are here and we couldn't be more excited to kick off our 2019 Community Roots Garden season.
The SPUR Community Roots Garden was established in 2016 to grow fresh produce to benefit local food pantries and community programs. In 2017, the garden was relocated to St. Andrew's Church in Marblehead, allowing the garden to triple in size and impact. In 2018 alone, SPUR's Community Roots Garden provided 1,414 servings (just over 750 lbs) of organic veggies and herbs to local food pantries.
This year we felt it was important to have a conversation with clients of the pantries to determine what vegetables are enjoyed to help shape what we grow. As a result, this year our Spring Crop will be: sugar snap peas, kale, chard, beets, spinach, lettuce (romaine), radish, carrots, onions, and potatoes. *Carrots, onions, and potatoes are new to the garden this year.
Our Summer Crop will be: cucumber, tomato (roma & cherry), peppers, eggplant, green beans, zucchini, butternut squash, dill, basil, parsley, cilantro, and celery. The kale, chard, spinach, carrots, romaine, and potatoes will continue from our Spring Planting. *Butternut squash will be a new summer planting.