City Roots

City Roots, Columbia, South Carolina's first urban sustainable farm, is located on a three acre site tucked between a small airport, soccer fields, and a residential community. We grow a variety of vegetables for local farmer's markets, restaurant sales, and for our market on site. Our retail building on the farm is designed to suite the SC climate, minimize site and environmental impact, and is seeking LEED certification. We have modeled our green house production after Growing Power in which we raise tilapia and produce micro-greens and sprouts. The tilapia are raised in a tank which has an adjacent biological filter that consists of two race ways with watercress to serve as both filtration and as a marketable item. We also grow citrus and use the greenhouse for propagation for our field production as well. City Roots grows around 50 varieties of vegetables and fruits. We have several bee hives for both pollination purposes and for honey. We have a variety of chickens that we free range and move in our chicken tractor. Even our street trees that are required by the city's zoning produce fruit. One of the key factors in starting our farm is an education component and a community out reach program. City Roots provides farm tours for local schools, universities, and the public. We are actively seeking interns and volunteers.

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Listing last updated on Apr 2, 2012

Our vision is to produce clean, healthy, sustainably grown products while enhancing and educating our community about the benefits of locally grown food, composting, vermicomposting and other environmentally friendly farming practices.



Season:  June through October

Type:  single farm

Since:  2011

# of Shares:  30

Full Share:  Summer (June- August) Medium/$150 Large/$250 Fall (September-October) Medium/$150 Large/$250 Any Two Seasons Medium/$275 Large/$475 All Three Seasons Medium/$400 Large/$675

Work Req?  No


Schedule and Location:

All Local Market 711 Whaley Street Saturdays 8am-12pm and Wednesday 4pm-8pm

Schedule and Location:

U-Pick strawberries, raspberry, blackberry, and blueberries on site.

Schedule and Location:

Sale on site 9-5 Monday - Friday



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City Roots is a different type of farm. The farm is not quite 3 acres located in a down town neighborhood. City Roots came to town a little over a year ago and I must confess I eat better because of City Roots.... [more]

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