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Sunday, July 9, 2006

Making a Stand

If you're a Newton resident who loves locally-grown produce, it doesn't get more local than the fruits and vegetables from the Angino Community Farm.

The city-owned farm -- a project that combines organic farming with education and historic preservation -- has officially opened its farmstand at the corner of Winchester and Nahanton streets. The hours will be 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, and will be expanded as more people volunteer.

The farm will also have a stand at the Friday Newton Farmers Market, which is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of American Legion Post 440 on California Street in Nonantum. Organic produce now coming out of the farm includes lettuce, Swiss chard, garlic scapes, snap peas, and mustard greens.

Greg Maslowe, the city's farmer, was in Nonantum Friday checking out the scene and sporting a fashion-forward straw farmer's hat and wraparound shades. "We'll be here next week," he said.

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