Want to stock up on veggies this week?
You can learn to can on Saturday, August 18, in the kitchen of St. John’s Church at 2640 St. Paul St.
Aliza Ess, of the Boone St. urban farm, will be teaching the basics of water-bath canning at the church. Workshop students will get hands on experience canning locally grown tomatoes and peppers. Donations of $25 are suggested. If you want to reserve a space, email Aliza at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also buy fresh veggies from the Boone St.urban farm and community garden, if you visit the Waverly Farmers Market on Saturday morning. The farmers market is located at the corner of 32nd St.and Barclay St. Just look for the Baltimore Farm Alliance table.
If you want to visit the farm directly, contact Aliza. The best time to visit is generally Monday evenings. The farm is located at 2300 Boone St.
The farm and garden started in March of 2011 with seedlings and 200 feet of land. In June, the local growers sold a variety of vegetables like beet greens, kale and collards. Kimchee and lemonade were also available.
The group had a table at Artscape the past two years, as well. In 2011, vegetarian Vietnamese sandwiches on homemade zucchini bread were sold at the summer festival and this year there was fresh watermelon and salad for sale.
For information on current Boone St. farm fare, contact Aliza or visit the website at http://www.baltimorediy.org/p/boone-street.html