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Lilly Boehland sits in front of her garden with a bag full of freshly-picked green beans that she's about to use in a salad for "Dinner From Dirt." She also grows carrots, cabbage, onion, tomatoes and other vegetables. Marie Nitke/FOCUS

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It was a feast that would make anybody's mouth water: A long countertop covered from corner to corner with big bowls and dishes full of fresh, colorful foods.


There was a sweet carrot-and-pineapple concoction, a crisp broccoli-cauliflower salad, strawberry and blueberry yogurt parfaits, tossed pasta salads with various greens, breadsticks topped with dill, basil and thyme, and loads of other healthy goodies.

Hard to believe this was what they call, "Dinner From Dirt."

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