Category Archives: City of Springfield Ma

Veggie of the Week! Cucumber!

Cucumber This week at Eats! we served quick pickles, which is a simple recipe to follow. But before we get to the recipes, here are some quick facts. Cucumbers are summer vegetables that are available in the Northeast from June … Continue reading

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Veggie of the Week! Swiss Chard!

Swiss Chard Swiss Chard is a beet grown for its leaves rather than its root. First cultivated in parts of Europe and in the Mediterranean. It’s appreciated for it’s acid-sweet flavor and there are several varieties: red, green and rainbow … Continue reading

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We’re doing big things! GTC Eats!

We’re four weeks into our GTC Eats! program and there are exciting things happening! Here’s a picture of last week’s share box: You can expect to see the same type of veggie each week depending on where we are in … Continue reading

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GTC Annual Plant Sale + Gardener’s Gathering: May 11th 9-1pm

 Gardening The Community’s Annual Spring Plant Sale!   Dear GTC Friends,  GTC is proud to announce our Annual Spring Plant Sale! When: Saturday, May 11 9am-1pm Where: 256 Hancock St. Garden Please join us in our annual Spring Plant Sale Event, happening … Continue reading

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Shriners Hospital Farmers’ Market

From left to right: Denis Zenchenko, Natanel Velez, Ruby Maddox            Ahhh, it’s that time of year again, when we don our bright orange GtC shirts, load the produce trailer, and bike our way across several miles of the … Continue reading

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The past and the FUTURE

It literally feels like it was last week that we were on Lebanon St. and the youth were hassling me to dance the jerk instead of pulling up the hay. But, the frost came, the market ended, the youth are … Continue reading

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Where do we stand?

In 2005 the City of Springfield announced that it was going to auction off 488 Central St. An empty parcel of land that previously housed an abandonned burned down home and had become a community garden for four years. This … Continue reading

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