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So this post is for the folks in Massachusetts.  I have to say that I am so impressed with this company.  Well it doesn’t hurt that is owned by my cousin and her husband.  But let me tell you that I know first hand how hard they work to get the people of central Massachusetts locally grown and amazing food.

A little history is that Lynn wanted a change of career and she knew she believed in sustainability and the “Green Initiative” but she didn’t know how to get into the field.  So rather than waiting for a green job to open up she created one.  Not only did she create it, she also filled a void in central Mass.

To dumb their business down, they deliver farm fresh produce from local small farms to restaurants, schools and other businesses in Massachusetts. She teaches young children about local food and sustainability and has won numerous awards for her work in the community. They also throw about 4 local farm dinners per year.  I think the most amazing thing is the winter farm dinner.  This dinner shows you that there is farm fresh goodness waiting to be eaten even in the deep deep snow.

The chef’s that work with her can see what is available and request certain items.  Let me tell you that what I have eaten from these chef’s and farms far surpasses the high end dining I experienced in Los Angeles where I lived for 11 years. The main reason for this is the freshness.  I don’t know how to explain it but you can just tell when a vegetable is full of vibrant health.  Let alone a meat that has been humanely raised.   I will post more about meat in a later blog since Lynn and Lee really deal more with produce.

To find out more and to see where you can enjoy this fresh and yummy food check out their website http://www.lettucebelocal.com