As produce prices rise, market gardening takes root

No, it’s not your imagination. This year’s offerings at Freund’s Farm Market tend more toward the edible than the decorative. Theresa Freund worked in the greenhouse, below. Right, vegetable seedlings started in Freund Cow Pots. Photo By Karen Bartomioli

NORTH CANAAN — It seemed like there were more vegetable plants than usual at the now-open-for-the-season Freund’s Farm Market. Is it true,or does it just seem that way?

Owner Theresa Freund thought about it for a moment. It’s hard to say, she finally concluded.

It’s mainly because every year finds changes in response to both demand and what’s available. For instance, last year, they ran out of broccoli plants, and will plant more this year.

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