Sidewalk Ends Farm in Providence, RI
Some of what we grow is available year-round.
Founded in the spring of 2011, Sidewalk Ends Farm is a 5000 square foot urban farm on Harrison Street in Providence’s Armory Park neighborhood. Once a vacant lot, the farm at Harrison St. has become a hub of food production, beauty, and community education. Beginning in 2013, our third season, we will expand our operation by cultivating an additional third of an acre at Red Planet Vegetables in Johnston, RI. This increase in production will enable us to better serve the demand for healthy local produce in our neighborhood.
We—Fay, Laura, and Tess—work together to grow delicious chemical-free vegetables. We sell our produce at the Armory Farmers Market (a mixed-income market around the corner from the farm) and to our neighbors through a CSA. We sell to local restaurants as a member of the Little City Growers Co-op, an 8-year-old urban and peri-urban direct marketing cooperative. We rely on our bikes and bike trailers to do most of the hauling and heavy lifting; we use them to transport our vegetables, and to divert material from the waste stream through our composting and recycling practices. Community education is also an important part of our work. We have taught workshops on seed starting, soil remediation, and urban homesteading. We host many visitors throughout the season, from tours of NRCS trainees, to kindergartners, to our neighbors and their children.
Bold foods are in season now according to our Harvest Calendar. Call to find out exact availability. Every farm and every season are unique. Most farms are also residences. Unless Farmstand or Pick Your Own hours are noted, please be respectful and call ahead before going to the farm.
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