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Tanimura & Antle Acquires Green City Growers

Tanimura & Antle & Boston, Massachusetts based, Green City Growers Announce New Partnership & Acquisition Furthering their joint commitment to providing communities with education and engagement with healthy, fresh produce SALINAS, Ca. (March 9th, 2021) – Employee owned grower-shipper, Tanimura & Antle and Boston, Massachusetts based, Green City Growers announced […]

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GCG’s 2020 Company Impact

Due to COVID, this year’s social impact stats look a little different from past years. We sent a lot more produce to food banks than we ever have, and while we saw a reduction in our overall number of customers, we were able to grow a significant amount of organic […]

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An Agrihood in Your Hood?

Agrihoods Promote Farm-to-Table Living and Sustainability Communities dedicated to sustainable, fresh, and local produce have been popping up across the U.S. to provide Americans access to a simpler life without the hardships of traditional agriculture. They’re called agrihoods, and there are now over 200 spanning 28 states. Many developers are […]

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Green Roofs on Every Building?!

Two weeks ago, French parliament did something pretty awesome in the eyes of us here at Green City Growers. Per a report from the Agence France-Presse, on March 19, the French government passed a new law which requires all new buildings built in commercial zones have roofs that are at […]

Urban Farming is All About Options

Think there’s only one right way to grow vegetables in Boston, or any city for that matter? Think again! Here at GCG we’ve found the combination of systems that work best for us, but the urban farmer has an endless array of options to customize their urban vegetable garden. Ground level […]

The (Not-So-Stinky) Truth About Compost

This past weekend I discovered why my roommates did not want to compost in our apartment. To my shock and dismay, my friends actually thought composting occurs in the kitchen, or bin where you collect your compost. They thought it would be smellier than normal garbage! So, what exactly is […]

Green City Grow Away Your Winter Blues

With the Winter Solstice around the corner and snow already on the ground in Boston, it may be tough to think of springtime in your garden, let alone conceive of beautiful vegetables growing from it. But the seasons will march on, and before we’ve thawed out from this winter, you […]

The Benefits of Being a Benefit Corporation

Did you know that Green City Growers is a Certified B Corporation? B Corporations are a new kind of company which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems, and since August 2014, we’ve proudly been able to join the ranks. The B in the name stands […]

The GCG Love Story, as told by Tany Horgan

We first ran this story in 2015, but felt it absolutely necessary to share the love again. Enjoy! Tim worked at Mass Med in their business intelligence and analytic department. He dreamed of having a garden at work and came across an article about Green City Growers and its corporate […]

Edible Education 101 Recap #1-3

Have you ever heard of Edible Education 101? Well, it is everything you need to know about our food system: the good, the bad, and even some solutions. Edible Ed is a live streamed lecture series out of UC Berkeley airing Mondays at 6:30pm PST/9:30pm EST. So far there have […]

Confusing Egg Carton Labels Ruffling Your Feathers?

Cage-Free, Omega-3, Free-Range, College-Educated… Wait, whaaat? We certainly find all the different labels on egg cartons confusing, wondering which eggs are the best for our health and the health of the chickens laying them, and imagine some of you do too. Especially when these labels all sound so great but […]

4 Questions about Rooftop Farming, answered.

Urban farming requires a certain sense of adventure, like moving what is traditionally done only at ground level and moving it several stories high onto a rooftop. Rooftop farming is not without its challenges. Farming is not without its challenges, but even more so when done up on a roof. […]