We are now selling fresh Lettuce, Collards, Scallions, Broccoli, Arugula and more from our site at Washington and Spruce. Officially we are open for business from 3-7 Monday thru Fridays, and working out our weekend hours. So stop by, check out our progress, and take home a beautiful salad mix sometime this week.
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While working a little later than usual a few kids from our neighborhood stopped by the fence asking if they could have a few of the squash and zucchini. Of course they could, as long as they came in the gate and took a look around at the rest of the garden too. All of a sudden, a whole band of children came bounding in, including our friend Kameron, back from camp. As they surveyed the garden they wanted to taste everything they could (well except for the hot peppers). One girl in particular, Briyante, in the pink shirt and a chef in the making, was determined to try all of the different types of lettuce, exclaiming that each one was better than the last.
Upon opening the gate to the Farm, West Ward Councilman Ron Rice was instantly moved by what he saw: varieties of peppers (he prefers sweet), rows of corn (“growing in Newark?!”, which is the nearly universal response), lettuce, herbs, a pumpkin patch, and a field of tomatoes. “Wow! And you can do this on rooftops too? How do we bring this to the West Ward?”