Urban Farm in Boynton Beach Readies for Re-Planting

Posted by Unknown Blogger 80 on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 at 10:42am.

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Chef Phillip Herman, of the Secret Garden Café, shows off the cauliflower patch at the Urban Farm in Boynton Beach. Photo by Janis Bucher

Seeds will be sown Sept. 7 at the Urban Farm in downtown Boynton Beach as part of a program initiated by the nonprofit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County.

The organization that sponsors trolley-led tastings through restaurant-rich Delray Beach and other South Florida communities has adopted the farm and is recruiting volunteers in preparation for the new harvest season.

The Urban Farm is on a swatch of land on Southeast Third Street, near Boynton Beach homes on the Intracoastal Waterway. It promotes the local food table and practices sustainability techniques. The Boynton Beach Community Caring Center operates the farm, as well as the Secret Garden Café. All of the fruits, herbs and vegetables grown on the farm supply the restaurant, where Chef Phillip Herman prepares “farm-to-fork” cuisine.

“Volunteering for the re-planting of the nonprofit Urban Farm in Boynton Beach is a joyful opportunity to connect with the earth, support local farms and give back to the community,” said Lori Durante, executive director of Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County.

Volunteer opportunities are available, and pre-registration is required. Those interested in supporting the Urban Farm can visit urbanfarmboynton.eventbrite.com.

For more information, call 561-243-2662.

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‘Farmer’ Sherry Johnson, of the Urban Farm, with Lori Durante, of Taste History Culinary Tours. Photo by Janis Bucher

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