The New Face of Farming

by Alex Hallowell

It’s official. I’m in love. Meri and I went up 3A yesterday to check out Scituate’s most adorable farming family Joe, Rebecca and Georgia, the owners of Sweet Georgia P farm and CSA. Driving up and down the road, we couldn’t make sense of the directions: how could a functioning farm and CSA be located in a quaint residential neighborhood like this?

But my-oh-my, their lush tomato plants, budding eggplant, (still) maturing sunflowers, the origins of a berry patch, all enclosed in beautiful criss-crossed fencing, if this is farming, sign me up!

And then we met the farm’s namesake:

No, that’s not the cutest doll you’ve ever seen, its sweet little Georgia herself. As we met the farm’s goats and chickens, she oversaw the operations from her newly acquired vintage stroller. She keeps a keen eye on her parents as they work to build their CSA that currently serves Scituate, Hingham, Beacon Hill and Back Bay.

Starting only a few years ago, the young family decided to fill a gaping hole in holistically raised foods. They have made a commitment to organic farming, though they are not officially certified organic. When I asked how the neighbors feel about their beekeeping, goats and chickens (they’ve got one loud rooster), Rebecca explained that she does her best to articulate her goal (holistic, healthy living) to her neighbors. Those original skeptics have warmed to their business, and really, with a mascot like Georgia, who wouldn’t?

About eSS&SC

The South Shore and South Coast has been home to hunting, gathering, fishing, farming––and great eating––for over 10,000 years. We are committed to identifying, devouring, and sharing all that Southeastern Massachusetts has to offer today and preserving local options for future generations.
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3 Responses to The New Face of Farming

  1. Pingback: CSA’s in Southeastern MA | Edible South Shore

  2. We have a share at Sweet Georgia P’s and love Rebecca, Joe and Georgia. They are making so many of us healthier with their delicious fruits, veggies and eggs. Thank you for writing this great article.

    • eSS says:

      I should have disclosed that they sent us home with a bag of goodies (heirloom tomatos, baby eggplant, onions, and fresh pesto) that I promptly turned into the most delicious flatbread pizza seen this side of Boston.

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