Tag Archives: Cucumber

Help Decide What We Grow!

We hope that you stayed warm this winter and are dreaming about the hot, sunny, days to come. Here at Brick City Urban Farms we are ready to get our hands back in the dirt again. We’ve been daydreaming about cucumbers, okra and fresh basil and we are so looking forward to offering the best locally grown produce for you and your families right in downtown Newark. We are thrilled to announce that Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District has agreed to give us a 2nd season of “the farm” on their Washington/Spruce Street Lot! We also have a rooftop location in the Ironbound and we plan to be in other areas throughout the city. 

So while we count the days until the last frost of the season, we thought that we would collect some information from you all in order to make sure that everyone is able to find what they are looking for, when they are looking for it at our farms this summer! 

Please take a few minutes to fill out our survey and tell us what you would like us to grow and share your thoughts, ideas, frustrations with us so that we can work together to make Brick City Urban Farms (Season II) the best ever! (click anywhere on this paragraph to view the survey)

We are looking forward to working with you in the coming months!

Our First Harvest!

It seems like just yesterday that we were shoveling dirt and sowing the first seeds. Plants sure do grow up quick, and over the last few days we’ve been doing our best to keep up with the zucchini, yellow squash, peppers (both hot and sweet), and basil that are dying to be eaten. Just today, we harvested our very first cucumber, which is on it’s way to a much needed salad on a scorching July afternoon. Our neighbor Francisco also stopped by to help us harvest some of the vegetables, and take some home too.



Also, Ken Walker from The Daily Newarker, and his cute as can be daughter Dahlia came by to check out the farm and take a few photos. The Daily Newarker is a wonderful blog that is doing its best to inform the public of many of the positive things going on in Newark. We want to thank Ken for thinking enough of us to include BCUF in his weblog.