CITY GREEN FARMS
Across the United States Urban Farming has become a viable and effective solution to many of the social, economic and environmental problems facing inner cities today: food insecurity, health problems related to the lack of access to healthy, affordable, fresh food, crime and environmental degradation. The benefits of producing food on vacant lots and underused spaces in urban areas are multifold: increasing food security; improving long-term health; fostering a sense of community; and, improving the economic status of communities and residents. Urban farms and community gardens transform vacant urban property into safe, appealing spaces and foster a sense of community.
Our goal at City Green has always been two-fold; namely to increase food security by providing access to healthy, affordable, culturally appropriate food; and to use gardening and growing food as a catalyst for urban revitalization both on the personal and community level. The City Green Farms program includes two organic farm sites – ½ acre site in Eastside Park in Paterson and a 5-acre site in Clifton at Schultheis farm. Our Farm program produces a variety of organic produce that is distributed through our Market program and our Good Food Box donation program.