From our friends at Slow Food Connecticut:
Save the date for a tour of Urban Oaks Organic Farm in New Britain on Saturday, June 6.
It began in 1999 with a vision to create an inner-city organic farm to help save a neighborhood.
Next, came the challenge to clear trees, shrubs and weeds from 2 1/2 acres of land and 15,000 square feet of shattered greenhouses at an abandoned florist site.
Today, Urban Oaks Organic Farm is the first of its kind in the nation.
Owned by the non-profit Urban Oaks Community Development Corporation, Urban Oaks Organic Farm is dedicated to growing top-quality, certified organic fresh produce, year-round, for restaurants, specialty markets and our local community.
Urban Oaks Organic Farm specialties are salad greens, cooking greens, heirloom tomatoes and herbs. But they also grow sweet peppers, hot peppers, frying peppers, Italian and Asian eggplant, melons, cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini and all the crops you’d expect in the summer in southern New England.
Lettuces, salad greens, kale, chard, spinach, collards, herbs and more are harvested year-round from their greenhouses.
Please check the Urban Oaks Organic Farm website for details as the date draws near.