Urban Edge Farm (UEF) is located in Western Cranston, RI, and is a project of the Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT). The 50-acre farm includes production fields, irrigation ponds, wetlands, a small wood lot, several barns and 2 production greenhouses. SCLT's goal in acquiring the farm was to develop models of sustainable agriculture, farm education, economic development and food systems that work in partnership with our urban programs. In addition to the Summer Program Subscription, UEF hosts two additional programs - the Farm Business Incubator Program and the Farm Education Center. The Farm Business Incubator Program provides individuals in Rhode Island who wish to develop agricultural businesses, with the land, technical resources and equipment to begin their farm enterprises.
(This listing was last updated on May 26, 2004)
Southside Community Land Trust
109 Somerset Street
Providence, RI 02907
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Schedule and Location:
Urban Edge Farm participates in the Broad Street Farmers' Market. Located on the front lawn of the Algonquin House, this lively market brings together farmers and neighborhood customers every Saturday morning from July to October. The market offers a regular source of fresh, locally grown and diverse varieties of produce. Weekly cooking demonstrations, performances by local musicians, children's activities, nutrition information and free recipes make the Broad Street Farmers' Market the place to be on Saturday mornings. All farmers at the Broad Street market accept both Food Stamps/EBT and WIC coupons. The Broad Street Farmers' Market is located at 807 Broad Street in Providence.
Urban Edge Farm also participates in the Pawtuxet Village Farmers' Market in Warwick held in the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet parking lot.
Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA)
SCLT's Summer Produce Subscription, also known as a community supported agriculture (CSA) project, is a way for individuals or families to receive fresh, affordably priced, local fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers that are grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers at our Urban Edge Farm in Cranston.
Over the course of the season, there will be vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruits. Subscription members will receive enough produce to feed 3 to 6 people (10-25 pounds) each week. What you receive depends on the season, the harvest and the weather. Even if the weather is hard on one crop, there will still be plenty of produce to select. The Summer Produce Subscription (CSA) helps us all to better understand the growing season, and to appreciate eating a wide variety of foods. Each week members will also receive a newsletter with recipes, news about the Farm and volunteer opportunities. Cooking demonstrations using produce from the Farm will be provided on a regular basis on pick-up days.
We encourage members who are able to donate money to the CSA Assistance Fund. This fund allows more families to participate in the Summer Produce Subscription by decreasing the cost of their shares. You may also choose to make a general donation to the Southside Community Land Trust to help support our educational programs for children, community gardens, City Farm and Farm Business Incubator Program. Thank you!