Lakeville Journal

SHARON — Charlie Paley is standing outside his greenhouses and talking about spring planting and the upcoming season for his eponymous farm market. As he talks, large fat wet blobs of snow tumble down from a dark gray sky and stick to his wavy black hair.

It is already spring. It is still snowing. The temperature is about 20 degrees. But Paley’s enthusiasm is unchecked. It will be a great season, for him, for the market, for gardening in general. He’s back after a year on hiatus. The change did him...