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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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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 […]

Toxic Harvest: the Case for Raised-Beds in Urban Agriculture

It’s hard to overstate the importance of good soil.  Tomatoes with rotten bottoms, plants with yellow leaves, and stunted growth are all symptoms of nutrient-deprived soil.  Fortunately, with the right organic fertilizers these problems can be easily remedied.  What is more troublesome are the soil problems that don’t affect the […]

Garden Recipe: Kale Pesto

Kale is a fabulous cool weather crop, one that actually tastes SWEETER when the weather turns cold, losing the bitter taste it can have when grown in warmer months. And unless you’re installing cold frames on your garden this week or next, a crop that you should harvest before the […]

Thinning your urban farm produces a fuller head

… Of lettuce? As counter-intuitive as it may feel, thinning is an extremely important step in urban farming and will actually improve yield when working in small spaces. Less really is more! Thinning determines the space a plant is allowed to grow. Root crops such as carrots, beets and radishes, […]

Our 5 Favorite Creative Crops

Green City Growers can’t wait to begin the March Urban Farming Course, where we get to help you gain the skills you need to plan, plant, harvest and maintain gardens at home and in your community. Think you’ve seen it all? We are also going to spend some time teaching you how […]

Don’t Let Plastic Touch Your Food. Ever.

Don’t let plastic touch your food, really? EVER? Why? HOW? If you caught the On Point segment “The Safety of Plastics, Beyond B.P.A.” with Tom Ashbrook this week, you heard the strong warnings from Mariah Blake, the reporter for Mother Jones on “The Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Plastics,” and […]

3 Steps to Overwintering an Olympic-Sized Harvest

If Russia can turn Sochi, a summer resort village, into a Winter Olympic host city, why can’t we also flip the seasons and make a successful growing season out of our cold New England winter (without the environmental impact of refrigerating 710,000 cubic meters of snow through the summer to […]

Did You Know 30% of Our Food Supply is in Jeopardy?

Honey bees account for the necessary pollination of one third of everything we eat. One third! The increase in use of lawn chemicals, pesticides on crops and in gardens, and chemicals in the home is in large part to blame for the decimation of our bees… And there is something we […]

Converting a Food Desert to a Food Oasis

America’s urban neighborhoods may be vibrant, teeming-with-life, cornucopias of activity, but all too often they are also food deserts. What is a food desert? A food desert is a geographic area, generally in poor urban areas, where affordable & healthy food is difficult to obtain, particularly for those without access […]