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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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How Far Does Your Food Travel?

You don’t need to be a scientist to figure out that fresh food tastes better. There’s just no comparison between the robust flavor of a hand-picked cherry tomato, still warm from the sun, and the bland taste of a tomato grabbed from the stark, fluorescent aisle of a grocery store. […]

Green City Growers Celebrates Food Day!

Food Day is a nationwide holiday that celebrates people and the food that we eat. Its efforts are to connect people back to their food – where it comes from, what it is, if its in season, etc. All across the nation, kids are learning how to chop veggies in school, […]

Whole Foods Market, Lynnfield: The Rooftop Farming Movement

Living in a metropolitan city like Boston, many people don’t reside in areas that have immediate access to garden space and if they do, it’s in a place with contaminated soil that makes growing difficult and unsafe. More and more gardens have been popping up in unused area around the city, from […]

Why You Need a Green City Growers Cold Frame

Combine your cold frame with the purchase of one of our raised beds! We’ve compiled the top 4 ways a cold frame can change the way you garden. 1. Overwinter cold-hardy crops. There’s no need to let your garden stay empty during the winter. Instead of clearing off an empty […]

Will You Have a Part in Victory? Will You “Grow Your Own?”

“Will you have a part in victory?” was an important question posed twice to the American people in the first half of the 20th Century; in 1917 during World War I and again in 1939 during World War II. A national campaign was launched promoting the cultivation of available private lands […]

Four-Step Berry Jam, Fresh From the Garden

Although berries can take a few years to get going, the wait is worth it. Once you’ve developed a berry crop, you can harvest from the start of summer, to well into the fall. There’s really nothing better than having several months’ worth of fresh-picked berries from a backyard garden. […]

Former Intern Starts Her Own Rock Dust Business

Have you heard about rock dust fertilizer? My name is Macy Horton and I am a guest blogger here to tell you about its wonders!  I was an intern at Green City Growers last summer, and working with the GCG team was one of the most formative experiences of my life. The […]

The Urban Bounty Book Now On Sale!

We’re excited to announce that “The Urban Bounty – How to Grow Fresh Food, Anywhere” is now on sale! From our many friends and supporters, we were able to raise enough money through a Kickstarter campaign to publish our first ever book. The farmers at GCG have drawn upon their […]

“Hyper-Local” Growing – Sustainable Cities

Dorchester Restaurant begins Its Fourth Growing Season on their 5,000 square foot rooftop farm, Others Expected to Follow Ledge Kitchen and Drinks in Dorchester is set to begin its fourth growing season with Green City Growers. Ledge partnered with GCG and Recover Green Roofs of Somerville, MA to build a […]