Community Stuff May 25th
Apple Street Farm Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend
Join acclaimed Chef Frank McClelland for a seedling sale and family farm day
What: Apple Street Farm is kicking off the summer season by hosting a Seedling Sale throughout Memorial Day Weekend with ASF’s own organic vegetable starts, flowers and herbs, which were all raised in the farm greenhouse and are ready to be planted. The farm is also hosting a Family Farm Day on that Saturday which will include a cookout, a chance to tour the farm and meet the animals (baby goats and piglets are the newest additions to the ASF family), and a live bluegrass band performance.
When: Seedling Sale
Saturday, May 26, Sunday, May 27, and Monday, May 28
10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Family Farm Day
Saturday, May 26
10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Where: Apple Street Farm 35 Apple Street, Essex, MA 01929
Other: Event is open to the public – bring the family for a fun day at the farm!
About Apple Street Farm
As the proprietor and chef of an acclaimed restaurant and catering company that includes L’Espalier – Boston’s only AAA-Five Diamond establishment – Frank McClelland imagines how the fruits (and herbs, edible flowers, eggs, and heirloom vegetables) of his labors can be featured on that day’s menus. By adding farming to his culinary repertoire, this hands-on chef rekindles treasured family memories – when “eat local” was an unconscious daily act as simple as walking outdoors to find a ripe and delicious vegetable, and then rinsing at the hose or kitchen sink.
In one of the country’s most ambitious sustainable agriculture initiatives for the restaurant industry, Apple Street Farm is the primary source of organic harvests for Chef McClelland’s famed restaurants, located just 26 miles south of Essex. He personally delivers his bushels of harvests to his awaiting chefs for them to feature in world-class dishes. His revitalization of this two-century pastoral 14-acre equestrian farm is evident in the maturing plantings that have responded to this region’s abundant spring rains; and 2009 marked its first harvest season. For more information, please visit: www.applestreetfarm.com.
Discussion on flu clinics
Cape Ann Public Health Departments have already begun discussing flu clinics for this autumn. (L to R) Kim Paskalis, public health nurse for Essex, Chassea Robinson, public health nurse for Gloucester and Elaine Wozny, Essex Board of Health Administrator, met at Addison Gilbert Hospital recently to discuss upcoming flu clinics for Cape Ann.
Autumn flu clinics in Rockport, Gloucester, Essex and Manchester-by-the-Sea, will be publicized over the summer. Those on Cape Ann who are interested in holding a flu clinic for their employees or at their organization, are welcome to contact their local Health Department for further information.
Flu shots given by Cape Ann Health Departments will always be provided free of charge.
The Gloucester Garden Club plants and maintains many gardens around the city including the boulevard, library and a number of memorials. On Saturday, May 26 we will be holding our annual plant sale at the Boulevard Tennis Courts where we are installing a new garden. I’m attaching our plant sale notice hoping that you’ll post it for us. Thanks.
PS – Your night time photos are really great. I wish you’d share the settings of all your photos.