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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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Feed Your Soil This Winter

We are often asked why Green City Growers, an urban farming company, doesn’t offer hydroponics. We believe there’s a difference between feeding the soil (a diverse community of microorganisms) and feeding the plant (in a sterile environment). Hydroponics is important, and has its place in solving the global issue of […]

Tips for Harvesting Fruiting Crops at the Right Time

A common question from gardeners is when to harvest different fruiting crops. A fruiting crop is not fruit, but a vegetable that bears “fruit” that you eat, instead of eating the leaves or root of the plant. Peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant are all fruiting crops. Knowing when to harvest them […]

Stock Your Herbal Pharmacy

While everyone’s busy worrying about Ebola… Sneezing, sniffling, coughing, aching head – the dreaded cold season is suddenly upon us! And none of us is immune. So Farmer Adrienne (Green City Growers’ Director of Education) shared her fail-safe hyperlocal herbal FARMacy cheat sheet to get us all through unscathed.   […]

Crocktober Fe(a)st Chilly Garden Recipe!

Crock, the pot not the shoe. October, as in the month we’re currently in. Fest/Feast, because the fall harvest is in full swing which is truly cause for festing and feasting. If you’ve read the latest Green City Growers newsletter, you know we tend to get a little zaney leading […]

5 Steps to Starting a September Garden

The days are turning cool and the nights even cooler… Summer is officially over. You might think it’s far too late to START gardening in mid-September. Not so! Just a few simple steps and you’ll be enjoying your first fall harvest before you know it. 1. Evaluate Your Space Determine […]

A Greener Side of the Food Industry: Interning at GCG

I’m Bettina Reece, one of the new fall Business Development Interns at Green City Growers. I am also a Masters candidate in Gastronomy at Boston University and the Assistant General Manager at West Side Lounge in Cambridge. I grew up in Cambridge and Maine, where my family bought local and […]

Hyper-Local Hot Sauce

More restaurants are hopping on the hot trend of growing hyper-local vegetables on their roofs, patios, and parking lots, wherever the sun shines, creating hyper-local dishes for their menus. You too can grow your own vegetables on a rooftop farm, raised bed, or patio planter. As the seasons change, it’s […]

Plant Fall Crops Now for a Bounti-fall Harvest

Summer may be ending, but the fall growing season is just beginning. The days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting colder. School shopping is well underway. But urban farming is only rounding the corner into 3rd period! Use this fall crop list to help you make the most of […]

Herbs Gone Wild! 3 Simple Steps to Tame Bolting

On hot summer days herbs are known for bolting out of control and going to seed. There are 3 simple steps to tame your herb garden to enjoy a continued harvest. The urban farming Boston movement has taken off this summer. And herbs are an incredible way to get the […]