For the past four years, Bill Perkins of Agricultural Hall, 245 Amory St. at the Brewery complex, has hosted an old-fashioned New England agricultural fair in Jamaica Plain. The last three have been held on the grounds of the Loring-Greenough House - itself originally the hub of an 80-acre farm - and were co-sponsored by the Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club. The Jamaica Plain News wandered over on a beautiful crisp fall Sunday morning to see what the harvest was like.
Come to the Loring-Greenough House on Sunday, September 14 from 10-2 and participate in the annual Urban Agricultural Fair! See and experience backyard composting, beekeeping, backyard chickens, growing mushrooms, racing pigeons (!!), soap and canning workshops and even an egg toss and apple cider mill. More info here: http://www.aghall.com/fair-2014.html
Rise and shine, JP! Here's your Morning Memo for Monday, Sept. 8. Neighborhood Group to Consider Caffè Nero Request: One of JP's biggest issues these days is whether Caffè Nero will indeed wind up opening in the old Commonwealth Bank space beside Blanchards on Centre Street. JP's business organizations launched a united front against the idea.