Cronig's Market – Vineyard Haven Phone: (508) 693-4457 109 State Rd Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Mon: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tue: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wed: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thu: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Fri: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sat: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Alternative Market Phone: (508) 699-4754 33 North Washington St North Attleborough, MA 02760
Mon: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wed: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Health & Community in Massachusetts
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Your Massachusetts Food Forest
Your garden can supply an abundance of food – seeds, nuts, fruits and more compromise a “food forest”. A food forest is a multi-layered composition of food-producing plants. It is ideally low-maintenance and produces a wealth of edibles.
Want to eat more organic food? A food forest is a great way to do that.
Permaculture design identifies seven layers in a food forest, from the tallest trees in the canopy continuing down below the soil layer.
There are many varieties of plants that are routinely available in Massachusetts garden centers, including a few examples below.
Surviving in temperatures above -43°F, the chicory is in the Aster family. It’s scientific name is Cichorium intybus, and it has a Medium drought tolerance.
The chicory requires between 20 and 60 inches of rain per annum. It is Introduced to MA.
The chicory has a Mid Summer bloom period. Propogated by Seed, the fruit/seed period of the chicory lasts from Summer to Fall.
While a plant may be listed as fruit-bearing in Massachusetts, you might not have the best growing conditions in your specific area.
Talking to your local garden supplier is a great way to learn more about the plants, shrubs and ground species that will be the perfect fit for your new food forest.
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