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GCG Names Christopher Grallert as Company President

Green City Growers (GCG) has announced the promotion of Christopher Grallert to the position of Company President.

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Celebrating 5 Years of Fenway Farms

On August 1st 2019, GCG celebrated 5 years of Fenway Farms, the innovative rooftop farm we manage for the Boston Red Sox. Here are some pictures from the event. To 5 more years of creating joy and inspiring the public to grow their own food! GCG CEO Jessie Banhazl and […]

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An Interview with Farmer Cristina Cosentino

How did you get into farming? I sort of fell into farming while researching Slow Food for my Master’s degree in Italy. Slow Food is a now international movement that began in Italy in response to the first McDonald’s opening in Rome in 1986. Today Slow Food advocates for “good, […]

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‘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 […]

Freshly Grown Arugula Pesto

Green City Growers is harvesting a lot of arugula lately! Here is a simple recipe for those looking to creatively transform their arugula into a something delicious: arugula pesto! This goes great with pasta and fresh veggies, roasted potatoes, seasonal fish, or any other way you might use basil pesto. […]

Fish: The Future of Rooftop Farming

Imagine if you could feed yourself and 15 other people fish and vegetables you sourced from your apartment rooftop! Zurich designers, Conceptual Devices, have created an incredibly futuristic looking dome that just might be able to make that a reality. Their dome uses aquaponics technologies and creates a tiny sustainable environment […]

Green City Growers Just Got Greener!

Here at Green City Growers we strive to do business in an environmentally responsible way. We source organic seeds, and practice organic growing from compost to pest control. Now we’ve found a new way to reduce our environmental impact while increasing the quality of our service. We’re happy to announce […]

How to Stop Bolting

In the gardens around greater Boston, summer crops are starting to take off. Gardens that were planted early in the season and have plenty of sun are starting to overflow with fat sugar snap peas hiding among green leaves on the vine, and tomato plants are growing big enough to […]