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Farm-share programs, and angst, on the rise

Bounty of fresh produce daunts some locavores

Katherine Ingraham adores having friends over for dinner. But as a member of Stillman Farm’s farm-share program, the Brookline hostess has an ulterior motive during peak growing season. “I need help eating all the lettuce,” she said.

That sentiment — and the unexpected stress an overstock of seasonal vegetables can exert — will be familiar to the growing ranks of urban- and suburbanites who are buying farm shares, and in return getting a grocery bag or a bushel of locally grown produce every week. For months.

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