Local Food Production/Distribution Triangle
“Growing up in Somerville, urban agriculture was simply neighbors sharing some of their prized tomatoes or freshly grown basil. Supporting urban agriculture today is a return to those roots,” said Mayor Joe Curtatone. Why is the Mayor talking about urban agriculture when it’s sooooo cold outside? The City, along with our partners at Groundwork Somerville, STEM Garden Institute, Shape Up Approved - Eat Well, and Somerville Public Schools, recently received a $36,877 urban ag grant from the state of Massachusetts. BAM!
The funds will be used to create the foundations of a “Local Food Production/Distribution Triangle” by expanding the South Street Farm, cared for by Groundwork Somerville and creating the “Somerville Innovation Farm,” a hydroponics-based farm, with the STEM Garden Institute. Along with providing Somerville youth with real work skills, both sites will provide produce for the Somerville Mobile Farmers’ Market. You just can’t get more local than that!