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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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Jessie Honored with “30 Under 30” Award

Owner Jessie Banhazl is one of Zagat’s top “30 Under 30” Boston is a city for innovators, and thanks to steadfast leadership from owner and co-founder Jessie Banhazl, Green City Growers is at the lead of the pack. Most recently, Jessie has been recognized as one of Zagat’s “30 Under […]

Mindful Eating: Make Your Food Mean Something

Appreciating Your Food to the Fullest What were you doing the last time you ate? Were you actually just eating? For many people, meals serve as a multi-purpose food-consuming/email-checking/news-reading/kid-taming session. But there is something to be gained from mindfully meditating on your food: where it comes from, who was involved […]

Home Is Where the Food Is

Discovering New Greens at Fresh Pond Apartments Is there a meal that reminds you of home? Whether it’s your mom’s pad see ew or your Grandpa’s ratatouille, you can probably think of a dish or ingredient that reminds you of the place you are from. Replicating these meals can make […]

Somerville Encourages Urban Agriculture

Our city is on the forefront of urban agriculture. This past fall, Somerville government officials passed regulations and an ordinance allowing residents to keep chickens, bees, and personal commercial farms right in their own backyard. In most cities, zoning laws hinder homesteading activities such as these due to conflicts with […]

‘Tis the Season for Soup!

Root Vegetable Soup Recipe Every time I step into my friend Chiara’s home, the aroma of some expertly, authentically cooked Italian meal graciously greets me at the door. I pester her mother to reveal her secrets, and the following recipe is the first successful response I received. And of course, […]

Cool as a Cucumber Soup!

The perfect Summer treat is waiting in your garden! Recently, the Green City Growers team has harvested a lot of scallions (green onions), cucumbers, and dill have been harvested from our raised beds out front of GCG headquarters. These three vegetables happen to be three of the ingredients for one of […]

All Organic Everything!

The Kingdom of Bhutan, nestled in the eastern pocket of the Himalayan Mountains, is a tiny country with huge aspirations. At the United Nations’ Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, Bhutan announced its new National Organic Policy. The Bhutan National Organic Policy will make Bhutan (pop. 700,000) the first nation in the world […]

The “Other” Presidential Garden

There has been a spike in public interest and media attention on home gardening since the release of Michelle Obama’s book, American Grown, in 2012, and her continued emphasis on healthy eating and gardening throughout the Obama administration. American Grown tells the story of starting a kitchen garden at the White […]

Fast and Easy Homemade Dill Sauce

Fresh vegetables and herbs are almost ready for harvest at Ula Cafe in Jamaica Plain. Check out their menu of sandwiches, salads, baked goods, and tons of great coffees and teas. Freshly picked (by a friendly GCG farmer) cilantro, arugula, and tomatoes will all be making their way into the […]