Full Story | The Growing Club – Sarvodaya Farm | The FruitGuys Farm Stories

We talk to Farmer Rishi from The Growing Club about urban farming, sustainability, and more in our latest farm visit interview.

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Fruitful Highlight | Bernard Ranches | The FruitGuys Farm Stories

Meet Bernard Ranches, of Riverside, California. This family run farm is known for their flavorful citrus and spirited love for the land. Tune in for more on these devoted farmers!

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Quick Bite | Bernard Ranches | The FruitGuys Farm Stories

Enjoy this 60 second introduction to Bernard Ranches, of Riverside, California. This family run farm is known for their flavorful citrus and spirited love for the land. Tune in for a 60 second introduction to these devoted farmers!

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Quick Bite | The Growing Club – Sarvodaya Farm | The FruitGuys Farm Stories Quick Bite

We talk to Farmer Rishi from The Growing Club about urban farming, sustainability, and more in our latest farm visit interview.

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Fruitful Highlight | The Growing Club – Sarvodaya Farm | Farm Stories Introduction

We meet with urban farmers at The Growing Club – Sarvodaya Farm in Long Beach, CA to discuss educational resources, sustainability practices, and more. The Growing Club is a 2017 alumnus of The FruitGuys Community Fund grant program. We are proud of them and what they've accomplished with their funding. Tune in to learn more, or visit: fruitguyscommunityfund.org/

Straight From The Farmer - The Growing Club – Sarvodaya Farm

The Growing Club – Sarvodaya Farm, a nonprofit educational farming program in Pomona, CA, produces organically-grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and pasture raised eggs on an acre that is made up of 3 suburban farm sites. Their CSA is currently supporting 25 low-income members. In addition, Farmer Trainees learn to manage the entire farm operation, including nursery planting, maintenance, field plantings, pest management, livestock care, and irrigation setup and maintenance. Their $4,996 grant will help establish four California Native perennial hedgerows.

Straight From The Farmer - Blackhawk Courts Farm and Garden

Blackhawk Courts Farm and Garden is a ½-acre community-led organic farm and community garden on the grounds of Rockford Housing Authority (RHA) Blackhawk Courts public housing property in Rockford, IL. The farm program engages youth and adult apprentices in educational programming and on-site markets. They sell produce grown on the farm through a 44-member, 10- and 5-week CSA, on- and off-site farm stands, and “We-Pick Wednesday” events, where community members are able to come to the farm and we pick their vegetable selections fresh.

Straight From The Farmer - Songbird

Songbird Farm, a 13-acre farm in Unity, ME, grows certified organic mixed vegetables, small grains and stone ground flour that is primarily sold wholesale to a distributor, direct to natural food stores, and through a CSA. Their $2966 grant will allow them to build a rainwater catchment system on a 40-foot barn with a metal roof. The system will provide approximately 1000 gallons of water for every inch of rain, enough water to irrigate their two 100 foot high tunnels and potentially even more open ground.

Straight From The Farmer - Byars Family Farms

Byars Family Farms, a 5-acre farm in Southern Oklahoma within the Chickasaw Nation, grows 12 different varieties of vegetables that are sold at farmers markets, their farm stand, and a wholesale account. They accept USDA SNAP benefits for the purchase of produce and seedling plants. Their $5,000 grant will allow them to build a hoop house and fund a mulch layer. The hoop house will extend the growing season and provide a space to grow transplants for SNAP participants. The mulch layer will increase yields of produce by concentrating heat, water, and nourishment.

Straight From The Farmer - Urban Tree Connection

Urban Tree Connection/Neighborhood Foods Farm, a nonprofit organization in the Haddington neighborhood of West Philadelphia, PA, supports community-led land reclamation projects that build capacity for food sovereignty. Neighborhood Foods Farm is located on a formerly abandoned 3/4-acre lot. Since 2010, they have grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs without harmful chemical inputs at little to no cost for community members, producing more than 12,000 pounds of food annually.

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