The rains began Wednesday morning. Two and a half inches by the end of the day. You all know what happens to peonies in pounding rains. They droop. Even those who are supported by wire rings. Will they perk up before visitors come on the Franklin Land Trust Farm and Garden Tour on Saturday and Sunday? Will the roses have any petals left? Another half inch yesterday – and showers promised for today. No matter, the landscape is beautiful. If you haven’t gotten tickets yet, they will be on sale in Heath Center on Saturday morning.
The flowers will survive and vegetables are pouring onto farmstands and Farmers Markets. Locally Grown the farm products guide prepared by CISA (Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture) is available in print and information about the places you can buy fresh produce, and the restaurants and places that serve local food is on their website. If you are interested in supporting the work of CISA, promoting farms, providing training and support for farmers and more click here for membership information.