The oldest urban farm in Rhode Island, City Farm, is located at 168 West Clifford Street in South Providence. City Farm staff grow and sell chemical-free produce all season long, creating a revenue stream for SCLT. Hundreds of youth, volunteers and beginning farmers learn about planting, growing and harvesting food at the Farm. Over the past three decades neighborhood children have learned about plant cycles and how food is grown there, and adults have benefited from gardening workshops and farm apprenticeships. City Farm produce is sold at weekly farmers markets and to area restaurants featuring hyper-local and organic vegetables, fruit and herbs.
City Farm is changing our food system in four crucial ways, by:
- providing healthy produce to thousands of people every year
- offering workshops on sustainable growing practices that produce high-yield crops in small, urban spaces
- promoting biodiversity, sustainability and community at our annual Rare & Unusual Plant Sale
- operating a composting program that’s kept more than 50,000 lbs. of food and other organic waste out of the landfill since 2013 – in fact, City Farm’s is the second-largest composting facility in the state! (read this great article to learn more)