…that a beer advent calendar exists?


What is it, you may ask? A box of 24 individually wrapped craft beers to be enjoyed during the 24 days of Advent. It’s the perfect holiday gift for every beer lover out there!

Craft Beer Braintree
28 Commercial St, Braintree, MA 02184
(781) 428-3283 / www.Braintree.CraftBeerCellar.com





…about our local poinsettias?

Every June over 1000 small Poinsettia plugs arrive–no bigger than your thumb–enough to fill a greenhouse from top to bottom. For 6 months they are lovingly cared for to provide local churches, hospitals, business lobbies, and of course, loyal customers a beautiful locally raised holiday plant. What started as a way to keep the greenhouses functioning over 25 years ago has turned into a way to connect with the community.

Packard Farm
543 Pearl St, Brockton, MA 02301
(508) 587-3556 / www.PackardFarm.com


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Atlantic Middle School in Quincy

…that there really is a Johnny Apple Carrot Seed?

The “Farm-to-Food Pantry” program at Holly Hill Farm in Cohasset works to grow, harvest and deliver fresh produce to food pantries across the South Shore. “Carrots By Cycle” was a two-part event created by Jonny Belber this year. On May 31st, he set out on his bicycle to plant carrot seeds at 12 schools and community gardens in 9 different towns. On September 24th, Jonny peddled 64 miles and harvested over 62 pounds of carrots for pantry donations. Smaller carrots were left growing in the gardens to fatten up for a second harvest mid-October.

Holly Hill Farm
236 Jerusalem Rd, Cohasset, MA 02025
(781) 383-6565 / www.HollyHillFarm.org