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December 23, 2013

SCLT & City Farm – Thank You to all of our Food Industry Partners

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Throughout 2013, SCLT & City Farm have had the honor to work with the following food industry partners. Thank you so much for your patronage and support. Happy New Year and we look forward to our continued collaborations.

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birch
Broadway Bistro
Chex Finer Foods
Chez Pascal
Cluck! Urban Farm Supply
Cook & Brown Public House
Edible Rhody
Elevated Spirits
Farmstead
Fertile Underground
Friendship Cafe
The Garden Grille
Gracie’s
The Grange
Granny Squibb’s Co.
Local 121
New Harvest Coffee Roasters
Nick’s on Broadway
Noble Knots
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Seven Stars Bakery
Urban Greens Food Co-Op
UMelt
White Electric
Wildflour Bakery
December 4, 2013

Thank you from City Farm!

City Farm Thank You

Thank you from City Farm for your patronage to their produce stand at the Lippett Park and Armory Park Farmers’ Markets! This harvest season was so successful!photo 1

By supporting City Farm, you help SCLT to:

  • Provide job training as well as environmental and agricultural education to young people through the City Farm Intern & Apprentice Program.
  • Provide the resources and training needed for over 1,100 families to successfully grow fresh, chemical-free and tasty foods.
  • Pursue opportunities to purchase and steward even more land for food production in neighborhoods where food access and economic prospects are limited.
  • Support small-scale and micro-farmers who are selling to neighbors at local farmers’ markets and through CSA’s at Urban Edge Farm and in the heart of Providence.

On behalf of SCLT’s Farm Steward, Rich Pederson, City Farm’s Apprentice Anders Newkirk, and all of City Farm’s student interns, thank you and we look forward to seeing you in the spring!

August 9, 2012

City Farm – Bloomin’ Thursdays

The City Farm crew is busy harvesting for Thursday’s Armory Market (Dexter Park on Parade and Hudson) from 4-7pm. The farm is absolutely gorgeous – so much is in bloom! Of course, you have a chance to take home some of the beauty with you at the Armory Park Farmers Market on Thursday and the Hope Street Farmers Market on Saturdays. We’ll let this slide show speak for itself.

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July 19, 2012

There’s something about the trees at City Farm

Last June, a sudden intense microburst storm took down a pre-civil war tree at City Farm. And just yesterday, lightning struck the large tree by the chicken coop!

Luckily, there was no major damage, just a really cool looking “tree bark scar”!

May 22, 2012

Plant Sale snapshots!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Plant Sale over the weekend. All 1,800 of you! What an exciting celebration of healthy homegrown food and community. SCLT is so thankful for the beautiful weather, all the volunteers and community members that helped make it happen, the generous donation of sandwiches from The Sandwich Hut for our volunteers, and the enthusiasm for growing your own food – you all helped me make this 20th annual Plant Sale a success!!

Now onto some snapshots of the weekend. More pictures to come!

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May 16, 2012

City Farm Counts Down to the Plant Sale: 3 days left!

Busy day at the farm and the SCLT office today! We’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy!

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May 15, 2012

City Farm Counts Down to the Plant Sale: 4 days left!

More and more plants are being taken out of the greenhouse and out onto the farm. Basically, City Farm is covered in a sea of baby plants! There are thousands of organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers to choose from. View the slideshow for all that’s growing on with 4 days left to go to the Plant Sale! We hope you’ll join us this weekend Saturday & Sunday from 10am-2pm. If you become a member or renew your lapsed membership, your contribution will be matched 1:1 by a generous donor!

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May 14, 2012

City Farm Counts Down to the Plant Sale: 5 days left!

This is day one as part of a week-long photo exposé of all the exciting City Farm prep for the 20th Annual Plant Sale this weekend! If the slideshow is running too fast, simply put your cursor over the slideshow and click the stop button; you can click the back and forth arrows at your own pace.

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May 10, 2012

SCLT’s Annual Plant Sale – 20 years and still growing strong!

Southside Community Land Trust’s Annual Plant Sale is 20 years old! It’s incredible to think that over these years, hundreds of thousands of plants, grown from seeds planted in City Farm’s greenhouse and from perennials donated by hundreds of local gardeners, have made their way into gardens around the state of Rhode Island – possibly even yours!

The Plant Sale is May 19th and 20th, 10am-2pm at City Farm (corner of W. Clifford & Dudley Street). Interested in volunteering at the Plant Sale? We need talliers (people who count up the items and enter the number on the tallying sheet…no math needed), people who help carry plants to cars, people to check memberships, people to set up tents/tables before the sale and break down the tents/tables after the sale. Be prepared to stand the entire shift. Lunch will be provided! Contact Michelle Walker at michelle@southsideclt.org or 401-273-9419 ext.26

April 26, 2012

City Farm Update – seedlings, asparagus, and shade!

For a 3/4-acre farm, there sure is PLENTY growing on at City Farm. In addition to the spades and spades of prep work involved around the Plant Sale (Rich starts seeding the 18,000+ plants as early as February!), City Farm is undergoing renovations helping adapt to the fall of a great tree last summer, as well as the demand for increased urban food production and sustainability! The renovations are well underway. Thanks to the generosity of City Farm friends who supported our Kickstarter Project, we’ve already built a new shade arbor, planted asparagus, and will soon move to building more raised garden beds, installing rain barrels, and planting more fruit trees.

Southside Community Land Trust’s 20th Annual Plant Sale is May 19th & 20th, 10am-2pm both days at City Farm (corner of W. Clifford and Dudley) and accepts cash, credit, debit, and EBT.

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