When we partnered with b.good
in 2009 to grow tomatoes on the rooftop of their Brookline location, we never anticipated we would be growing with them all across New England. The motto of b.good is “real food fast” and there’s nothing more real or fast than growing their own supply of fresh produce only feet from their kitchens at ground level, on rooftops and indoors
The System We Created
In the 2015 growing season, Green City Growers maintains gardens and growing systems at more than a dozen b.good locations throughout the northeast. Each location brings its own set of challenges and creative solutions. We grow in in-ground beds, in raised beds, indoors in milk crates with grow lights, and on a parking lot roof in kiddie pools. With no intention to stop expanding, b.good is proving that you can really grow anywhere.
Where Does the Food Go?
b.good incorporates the harvest directly into meals for their many hungry customers. This year, kale and mint are grown to use in their smoothies. In the past, b.good chefs added GCG-grown tomatoes into a seasonal tomato and mozzarella salad, and kale and collards into quinoa bowls!
John Olinto and Anthony Ackil, b.good’s co-founders, may just be the biggest champions of and local food production out there! Because of their passionate commitment to real food, we’ve fostered a fantastic relationship with them, and we look forward to years of continued growing!