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For locavores: Farms deliver fresh food directly to the city

Bostonians have been buying local farm food ever since horse-drawn wagons set up shop at Haymarket in the 1830s. Now, in a more modern approach, some businesses are delivering produce and meats from New England orchards and farms directly to the homes of city dwellers.

The concept behind these farm-to-family services, which include Graze, Farmers to You, and South Shore Organics, is simple: customers order online, and trucks or vans bring the food once a week. Staples like milk, cheeses, eggs, and meats can be ordered year-round, depending on availability. Winter produce is limited to what’s available in greenhouses and cold storage, but spring will bring herbs, asparagus, and hardy greens.

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