With a blizzard prepares to leave the ground and Belmont gardens under up to two feet of snow, what better time then now to start thinking about what to plant into the soil come spring.
The Belmont Food Collaborative, the parent organization of the Belmont Farmers Market, is sponsoring the fourth annual Pomona Project, which encourages residents to grow edible fruits and berries.
Varieties of strawberries, blueberries, currants, blackberries, raspberries and figs are on offer. New for this year will be sweet potatoes and herbs.
The Collaborative sells these easy-to-care-for edible landscaping plants at wholesale prices. The goal is to encourage people to learn about gardening and grow their own food so the Collaborative does not realize a profit on sales.
Order online at www.belmontfarmersmarket.org using PayPal or credit cards. Or print the online order form and mail it in with your check.
Orders must be received on or before Saturday, Feb. 23.
Pickup will be late April for berries, figs and some herbs, and late May for figs, sweet potatoes, and some herbs.