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    Agriculture program offers shares of harvest

    The city is collaborating with a Massachusetts farm to bring a Community-Supported Agriculture program to Peabody this summer. In CSA programs, farms invite customers to purchase shares of their harvests at the start of the growing season. Those purchasing a share receive a weekly supply of fresh fruits and vegetables and other products throughout the season. Peabody’s CSA will be operated by Silverbrook Farm in Dartmouth as a collaborative effort with other farms. Silverbrook will deliver the products to the Peabody Institute Library each week for pickup by shareholders. In addition to the standard array of produce, shareholders will receive some heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables. All produce will be freshly harvested on the pick-up day or the day before. The city is holding two information sessions on the program for residents, both of them on Wednesday. The first will be at 4 p.m. at the West Branch library, 603 Lowell St., and the second at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library, 82 Main St. Registration is encouraged for the information sessions. To register, call 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or go to . For more information, contact Kelley Rae Unger at or 978-531-0100, ext. 17.