Proposed urban farm renderings by volunteer Architect, Maria McMorran.
We are in need of your written support for our proposed urban farm for the City of Boston.
We would like to
- Start an urban farm in Hyde Park on Manila Ave on vacant City owned land.
- Build a 3600 sq. ft. greenhouse, a 1260 sq. ft. high tunnel (hoop house) and raised beds.
- Grow microgreens, edible flowers and herbs.
- Educate youth about the power of growing microgreens.
Please post comments on the City’s website and mention if you are a Hyde Park or Boston resident if you are.
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Thank you, and we hope to see you at the Roslindale and Wayland Farmer’s market on Saturday, March 11th from 10-2 pm.
Lisa Evans and Tim Smith
Below is a sample letter you could cut and paste into the City’s website.
Dear the Department of Neighborhood Development for the City of Boston:
I am in support of Lisa and Tim’s small business called We Grow Microgreens. I enjoy microgreens. I would be excited to see a productive microgreen and edible flower farm in Hyde Park. Farms help build community, and provide fresh produce. Local food assists the environment. Farms can help conserve fertile soil and appropriate carbon from the atmosphere. I hope to see small farms popping up all over the City of Boston so that food can be produced in the City. I also would be excited to learn more about growing my own food at the urban farm.
We Grow Microgreens, LLC, by urban growers Lisa Evans and Tim Smith specializes in growing highly nutritious microgreens using organic and sustainable growing practices. Microgreens are tender, edible seedlings of vegetables and herbs grown to the cotyledons (seed leaves) or first true leaf stages. In comparison to their mature plant counterparts, microgreens provide approximately five times more vitamins and carotenoids. Unlike sprouts, microgreens are grown in soil and only the stem and the leaves are eaten not the root as is done with sprouts. Similar to sprouts, they are valued for their high nutritional value. Microgreens can provide strong flavors, bright colors and interesting textures as garnishes for salads or entrees.
Their greenhouse is in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts where they are using natural sunlight for growing. Evans experienced the benefits of eating primarily a microgreen diet at the Hippocrates Health Institute and became fascinated with the curative properties of the tender greens. Smith is an urban gardener who has won local awards for various produce and garden. They use organic soil as a growing medium and try to find organically sourced seeds. After harvest, the soil is composted thereby creating minimal waste.
Sign-up for a CSA Farm share of 16 ounces of microgreens at Clover Food Lab in Boston, Brookline and Cambridge.
WBZ- CBS Channel 4 Boston Friday night news discussed how the two public school teachers became urban farmers.
The Boston Globe discovered We Grow Microgreens when shopping one day at Volante Farms. They were so impressed with the microgreens that they did a story.
Edible Boston Magazine also featured their microgreens in their Winter 2015 edition.
Ask This Old House television program wanted to instruct home owners on how to grow microgreens so Tim did an instructional class for them.
Shop daily for our Microgreens
The Harvest Coop
3815 Washington St.
Jamaica Plain, MA
Open 7am-10pm daily
The Harvest Coop
580 Massachusetts Ave
Open 7am-10pm daily
259 Allandale Road
Spring 2017 Weekdays 9am-6:30pm, Weekends 8am-6pm
Bacon Street Farm
100 Bacon St.
Natick, MA 01760
Open 7am-9pm daily
292 Forest St.
Open Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat and Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Check out our location page to find us at farmer's markets and restaurants.
Bay Scallops, Corn Relish, Chimicurri in Edible Corn/Lime Spoon Edibles By Jack garnished with Corn Shoots from
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