Meet the Producer: CityGrown Seattle

 

image_35CityGrown is a woman-owned and -operated urban farm with a mission to connect Seattle residents to their food and farmers. We strive to reclaim under-utilized urban spaces and grow as much sustainable, hyper-local produce as possible.”

Farmer Ashley and Farmer Ellen work hard, in sun and rain and heat and apocalyptic haze, to cultivate productive green space from otherwise neglected land in the Emerald City. They farm back yards, neighborhood parks, and are holding down a significant corner at Marra Farm, an important South Park landmark of Seattle’s agrarian history. Their love for the land and feeding their neighbors is evident in every aspect of their operations — from the meticulousness of Ellen’s spreadsheets to the sheer beauty of their products to the entrepreneurial spirit they bring to finding new outlets to sell their wares. We’re so happy to know them and share their work with you!

These gals manage the tricky dance of a complicated food economy — making sure they break even as a small business while keeping enough of the food they’re growing in the community where it’s grown. CityGrown has made important contributions to food access in Georgetown and South Park, and we look forward to the creative new ideas they’re working on for 2018.

For now, you can find CityGrown sun gold cherry tomatoes at ROAR farm stands, or visit their weekly markets on Wednesdays in Crown Hill and Saturdays in Wallingford to experience the full glory of their bounty. They accept EBT, and also offer a Community Supported Agriculture weekly veggie share.

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Scene from a CityGrown farm stand. Sungold tomatoes available from ROAR all week!

ROAR Markets, 4-7pm: Tuesday, Rainier Beach @ Rainier Ave S & S Rose St | Wednesday, High Point @ 32nd SW & SW Juneau | Thursday, Beacon Hill @ Plaza Roberto Maestas & El Centro de la Raza |Friday, Hillman City @ Rainier Ave S & S Orcas St

Here’s what’s fresh this week: 

Berries – Sidhu Farm, Puyallup – $2.50/pint

Cantaloupe – Magana Farms – $3/each

Peaches, freestone Regina – Collins Family Orchard – $2/pound

Apples, Ginger Gold – Collins Family Orchard – $2/pound

Nectarines – Collins Family Orchard – $2/pound

Ground Cherries – Slanted Sun Farm – $5/pound

Sungold Cherry Tomatoes – CityGrown Seattle – $3.50/pint

Red Cherry Tomatoes – New Holly Market Garden – $3/pound

Beefsteak Tomatoes – Northwest Green Farm – $2/pound

Japanse eggplant – New Holly Market Garden – $2/pound

Peppers – Magana Farm, Sunnyside – $2/pound

Cucumbers -New Holly Market Garden – $2/pound

Summer Squash – New Holly Market Garden – $2/pound

Corn, sweet bicolor – Hopewell Farm, Everson – $.50/ear

Onion, Walla Walla Sweets – New Holly Market Garden – $2/pound

Beets – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Carrots, rainbow – Osprey Hill Farm – $1.75/bunch

Green Beans – New Holly Market Garden – $3/pound

Broccoli – Hopewell Farm, Everson – $1.75/pound

Cauliflower – Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson – $1.75

Cabbage, Savoy – Cloud Mountain Farm Center – $1.25/pound

Rainbow Chard – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Bok Choi – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Romaine Lettuce – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Kale – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Collard Greens – Cedarville Farm – $1.50/bunch

Cilantro – New Holly Market Garden – $2/bunch

Garlic, Purple Glazer – The Crows Farm – $8/pound

 

 

 

 

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