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April, AprilinParis, Cuyahoga River, Earth Day, Spring, VegFest -

It may not have the lyrical ring of “April in Paris” but April in Worcester has a festive air about it in its own right. This month is replete with religious and secular holidays and events which have community and food as common threads; each playing an integral role in symbolic, communal and reverential ways. On these special days throughout the month we congregate, contemplate, commemorate, communicate and celebrate as communities with similar ideals and beliefs.  The sequence of words ending in “ate” hint at the past tense of “eat”- farfetched word play I know- but used to punctuate the...

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cheese, Easter, high mowing seeds, Living Earth, Maple Syrup, seeds, spring, St.Patrick's Day -

                                                                      And the riverbank talks                                                                       of the waters of March                                                                        It’s the promise of life                                                                        It’s the joy in your heart                                                                    Excerpt from the song:  Aguas de Marco...

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2 Friends Farm, february, gmo, high mowing seeds, seeds, spring -

February, the shortest month of the year, often feels like it is the longest. The holidays are a distant image in our frosted rear-view mirrors, the snow is piling up and any thought of spring is just wishful (or wistful) thinking. Although the amount of daylight has been increasing incrementally since the winter solstice in December, it is in February that we notice that now there is sunlight past 5 PM. There may be plenty of more snow to be had but the longer days turn our hopeful thoughts to gardening, fresh local produce and farmer’s markets, even though their...

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Alfalfa, Beans, Blue, Broccoli, Cahill's, Cashel, Cheddar, Clover, Daikon Radish, Eggplant, Erin go Bragh, Farmhouse, Fresh, Grubb, Head-start, High Mowing, Indoors, Irish Chesse, Kerrygold, Lentils, Limerick, March, Mildness, Organic, Peas, Pepper, Porter, Renet, Seeds, Spring, Sprouts, Tipperary, Tomato, Vegetable, Vegetarian, Vintage -

March is a month on the cusp. Not quite winter and not yet spring, March is the bridge between the two seasons. With day light savings and the vernal equinox tipping the scale in sunlight’s favor, March is also a month of hope and promise. The proverbial light is at the end of the tunnel, even if the tunnel passes through a mountain of snow. After a winter hiatus, the pulse of life-affirming sap begins to flow again through the sugar maples and another sugaring season commences. It’s still cold and maybe even snowy, but we know that we have...

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