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Medway residents Steve and Lara Melanson, with daughter Olivia, 3, visited Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm in Millis this spring. Medway residents Steve and Lara Melanson, with daughter Olivia, 3, visited Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm in Millis this spring. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)
By Brian R. Ballou
Globe Staff / June 14, 2010

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MILLIS — As a tractor scraped the earth around an expansive vegetable garden at Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm recently, a family of four gathered heads of cabbage and placed them in clear plastic bags. Nearby, a farm worker tended to chickens and goats, as a young girl wearing a red-and-white print dress and clutching a handful of dollar bills sprinted ... (Full article: 772 words)

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