Lynn City Farm Fest Delights

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The Annual Food Project Lynn City Farm Fest was held Saturday on Munroe Street immediately following the Run for Freedom 5k and featured live music from Tigerman WOAH

Photos and words by Carla Scheri –

It was a beautiful bustling day in downtown Lynn on Saturday May 20th. There were a ton of people walking around and the sun was shining as I made my way over to The Food Project’s Lynn City Farm Fest at the Munroe St. farm.

The cool buildings created an artful backdrop and I thought to myself, Lynn really is a special place. Indeed, where else will you find a sizable plot of land dedicated to growing vegetables, herbs and flowers, right in the middle of downtown, anywhere on the North Shore?

The Food Project runs the farm as part of their stated mission to create a thoughtful and productive community of youths and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system.

The yearly Farm Fest celebrates that mission, educating the public and offering plants, seeds and garden supplies for sale. The array of offerings was quite impressive with peppers, leeks, cucumber and dill plants all going for 50 cents each.

There was live music, tables representing different organizations and businesses around town, and the vibe was festive. It was the perfect day to get out and discover nature, after a long rainy spring, right in the heart of downtown Lynn.

To learn more about The Food Project and to get involved visit their website at

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