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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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What’s New at Fenway Farms

Ah, Opening Day. Other than Marathon Monday/Patriot’s Day next week, there is perhaps no day more quintessentially Bostonian than that early April afternoon when Fenway Park opens its gates and welcomes Sox fans back to their second home. It is incredible to say that Fenway Farms is three years old! […]

What’s In Season? A New Partnership and A Delicious Recipe

We, like many Bostonians, were a bit taken aback when the promise of our early spring was ripped from our grasp and replaced with five inches of snow last week. Even though at this time a year ago we had barely installed any new gardens, there was something cruel in […]

The Difference Between Seeds and Starts – Sow What?

Spring is in the air, and it’s the perfect time of year to begin working on your raised bed garden. To ensure you get the gardening experience you desire, you must decide whether to use seeds or starts. Before jumping straight to planting those seeds you’ve been dying to germinate, or running to […]

Awake Thou Wintry Earth!

As crocuses emerge around the edges of of our garden, and our seedling inventory swells with the anticipation of the growing season, we anxiously await the moment we can begin planting. April 11th is the average last frost in the area, so unless you have cold frames or another form […]

Finger on the Pulse: How Growing Food Adds Value to Your Property

On Episode 1 of “Finger on the Pulse,” a new series produced by Somerville Community Access Television, Carey Gatto and Chelsea Gelinas of CG Properties at Keller Williams talk to Jessie Banhazl, founder of Somerville based urban farming company Green City Growers. Learn how growing food at home (or on your […]

Farm-To-Counter: A Food Trend Goes Casual

Farm-to-Table is somewhat of a ubiquitous term these days…and typically brings with it a host of assumptions: $90 prix fixe menus, impossibly small portions, and the inaccessibility of snobbish foodie culture. But, without debating the validity of such assumptions, the farm to table movement is creating some big shifts in […]

Crop Mapping Your Garden in 4 Easy Steps

With Spring just around the corner, there’s no better way to get excited about warmer weather than to start planning out your backyard farm by creating your crop map!  Ideally, you want to start creating your crop map when seed catalogs arrive in the early Spring. Thumb through the catalogs, […]

Growing a “True” Baby Carrot

Each February, as Director of Horticulture Laura Feddersen prepares the seed order for the upcoming growing season, we get to indulge in vegetable fantasy. From peanuts to quinoa, our research and development garden becomes a place where Laura and our farmers test the limits of what’s possible to grow in […]

TEDx BeaconStreet: The Future of Food

James Miner, Principal and head of planning and urban design practice at Sasaki Associates, delivered a TEDx Talk during the 2015 TEDxBeaconStreet Conference. In “The Future of Food,” Miner discusses the divide between agricultural production and (sub)urban development, calling attention to the perverse food American system where rural Iowans are […]