This place is a well-kept secret. Just 35 miles from Boston on the way to Cape Cod, the 15-square-mile Plymouth County town has 2,600 residents and 322 acres of farmland, not counting the nearly 3,000 acres devoted to cranberries. Established in 1707, this peaceful pocket of historical richness and rural beauty attracts a good number of people who are ready to apply the brakes to their lives on the go.
Some come to smell the roses. Others, like Kimberly Russo, prefer to grow them — along with a host of hardy perennials, fruits and berries, and vegetables that range from peas and carrots to bok choy and collard greens. This summer the eastern Kentucky native has started to cultivate people, too, at her and her husband Mark’s aptly named Just Right Farm.