Farm Meets City
City Farm is a non-profit organization bringing sustainable vegetable farming right into the heart of Chicago. Their mission is to turn vacant city land, usually overgrown with weeds and crumbling cement, and turn it into productive farmland – ultimately changing the landscape of our city. At their main farm located between Cabrini Green and the Gold Coast, they've produced 25,000 pounds of veggies including tomatoes, spinach, carrots, beets and herbs in addition to new jobs and green space in the city.
You can buy their amazing produce at their market stand which is open during the summer and fall. You can also donate in support of the Resource Center which runs Chicago recycling programs and agriculture programs including City Farm.
If you'd like make a difference while enjoying this great weather, there are many volunteer opportunities to take advantage of starting up right now – reserve your spot today!
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