May 20, 2012
Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe
Coll Walker owns Walker’s Roadside Stand, a Little Compton, R.I., farm stand revered in local food circles
Walker, diagnosed with high cholesterol eight years ago, took advantage of his farm stand’s produce to change his diet for the better.
A variety of lettuce waited to be planted on Coll Walker's farm.
George Rizer for The Boston Globe
Student volunteers planted vegetables and flowers at a produce farm attached to Stonehill College in Easton.
The “locavore’’ movement delivers fruits and vegetables richer in nutrients than those shipped from elsewhere.
Bridget Meigs (second from left), says locally produced veggies and fruits are always better.
“With anyone - especially people over 50 - there is a link between healthy fresh food and a healthy lifestyle,’’ said Meigs.
Stonehill student Rich Valeri carried flower seedlings from the greenhouse out to the fields for planting.