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August 29, 2017

The Arlington Eats summer lunch program ended in mid-August, just as our slicing tomatoes were starting to ripen. So we've been picking them, and our cherry tomatoes, and dropping them off at the Arlington Council on Aging offices at the Arlington Senior Center.

Here's...

August 9, 2017

It's been a strange summer here -- boiling hot days alternating with cool, rainy ones. Our tomatoes are taking their time getting ripe. But we finally did manage to pick a pint of cherry tomatoes.

We bagged them up and labeled them and took them over to the summer lunch...

July 24, 2017

As our interim pastor Peter Beckwith prepares for his (sob!) retirement, he has been downsizing his office. At one lemonade hour after Sunday morning worship, he asked how to dispose of some shredded documents. Our town will pick shredded paper up if it's bagged in cle...

May 29, 2017

 Spring finally seems to be staying in New England, and it's time to get Trinity's tomato garden ready. These past seasons we have been focusing on improving our garden soil, and this year we have made a lot of progress. We have opened up our compost bin to the communi...

August 24, 2016

We've made several deliveries to the Arlington Senior Center, run by the Town of Arlington with its own Senior Association. In late August our tomatoes have been doing very well, and we had a big delivery early this week.

Administrative assistant Laura Munsey (on the ri...

July 29, 2016

After we distributed our tomatoes to the Arlington Eats summer-lunch program (see previous post), we had another picking ready to go. The summer-lunch program operates Monday through Thursday, and they don't keep food over the weekend. Where to send our next batch of t...

July 27, 2016

We picked our first tomatoes last weekend.

And they made their way into the salad in the Arlington Eats summer-lunch program.

The salad mix, provided by one of Arlington Eats's many friends, was delicious. But we have to say that the addition of our tomatoes lifted it to...

June 23, 2016

Says the author of Proverbs (in Proverbs 24:27).

We planted our tomatoes on June 11.

In growing tomatoes for those in need, we have had one big obstacle: watering consistently. It looks like we have found a solution.

With our grant from our regional Stillman Association,...

June 7, 2016

It's finally warmed up here, and tomato-growing season is heating up. We've spent this week enriching our soil. You may recall an earlier blog post that noted that our tomatoes died too soon in the season. Well, we've had one donation of compost and a composter. We hav...

October 25, 2015

We reported on our tomato patch at the fall gathering of the Stillman Association of Churches, a part of The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts. The Stillman Association generously supplied us with grant money to purchase the supplies to help our tomatoes thriv...

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