Farming in the City
From the very start we have focused on creating productive spaces from the place we call home. Starting in our own yard, then spreading into friends’, and now with urban farm plots across the North End neighborhoods of Burlington, the farm is 100% based in spaces that were previously lawns or other underutilized urban spaces. As we’ve woven the farm together, we’ve also found the community we work in coming together. We see our host families and our customers almost every day as we visit plots. On delivery days, produce from each plot comes together and fresh greens, mushrooms, and other vegetables are brought out to be delivered to dozens of families, independent groceries, and restaurants in Burlington.
We believe strongly that growing food in urban environments is a crucial component in any local food economy. By leveraging underutilized spaces for production we increase the productivity of the land, grow food in close proximity to the people who consume it, and bolster the local food economy. We implement farming methods that are linked directly to increases in soil health resulting in more carbon sequestration and reductions in nutrient leaching. We are not certified organic by the USDA, but we do our absolute best to adhere to and exceed the standards put forth by the organic community. Our amendment process relies heavily high quality compost, which we source from local vendors, and we do not spray. Pest and disease issues are addressed by focusing first and foremost on soil health, crop rotation, and crop diversity.
We take pride in our methods of production and are steadfast in our commitment to producing the highest quality produce for the greater Burlington area, without sacrificing soil health or employee well-being. We guarantee that everything we produce and sell adheres to, or maintains, the following standards of excellence.
No Synthetic Inputs
Improved Soil Health
Increased Water Retention/Reduced Runoff
Minimal Fossil Fuel Use