Town crier

TEWKSBURY — This week at the Tewksbury Community Market, Plea­sant Valley Gardens was one of the vendors present at the drive-thru market.

Located in Methuen, Pleasant Valley Gardens has been growing produce for more than a century. Started by Cle­menti Bonanno in 1910, the Bonanno Family still operates the business, with Richard Bonanno, his wife LuAnne Bonan­no, and his father An­gelo Bonnano currently in charge.

Portions of the vegetables grown at Pleasant Valley Gardens are produced for wholesale mar­kets and supermarkets, such as Trader Joes, Market Basket, Whole Foods, and the Associa­ted Growers of New Eng­land.

Additionally, some produce is grown for local farm stands, such as Mann Orchards in Me­thuen. Pleasant Valley Gardens also offers a Community Supported Agriculture program in which customers purchase a farm share in advance and then re­ceive weekly produce during the growing season.

At the Community Mar­ket, Pleasant Valley Gardens offers a variety of fresh vegetables, including lettuce, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, and peppers. To pre order produce for pickup at the market, visit the website by noon on Tuesdays.

The Tewksbury Commu­nity Market, located on the front lawn of the Tewksbury Public Libra­ry (300 Chandler St.), is now open for IN-PERSON SHOPPING. The next market will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, from 4 to 7 p.m.

With any questions re­garding the Community Market, contact Commu­nity Outreach Librarian Robert Hayes by phone at 978-640-4490 x205 or through email at

For general Market up­dates, visit the Tewks­bury Community Market Facebook page, or their website

To learn more about Pleasant Valley Gardens, visit their website, or visit their Facebook page: Plea­sant Valley Gardens: The Bonanno Family Farm.

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