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Posted 10/14/2019 6:24pm by Jeri Villarreal.

Our City Farm is a labor of love. In the fall of 2016, that farm became more labor than love. The Spring of 2017, I realized that I wasn't able to continue farming as I had; there just wasn't enough of me to go around. We had many instances of vandalism and with each theft, they took more than things, they took my passion and will to continue my dream; my farm.

Taking a break can be good and this break has brought so much clarity and direction. I realize, I love farming with every fiber of my being. I love my community that supported what we did to the very end. Also, I still believe that everyone should know where their food comes from, how it was grown and have the confidence that it is safe and natural. I want to provide people with nutrient-dense, natural food that tastes great, looks beautiful and gets people excited about what's on their plate.

Bring on the purple peppers, yellow carrots and white summer squash because Our City Farm is back! In my heart, we never left. When you drive by the farm in the coming months, you will likely see a dramatic transformation. The farm will not only get some much needed love and attention, we will also be putting in new structures and laying out the farm in way that allows us to grow as much produce as possible. Stay tuned for the finished product. 

Growing season 2020 is going to be amazing!!!

Posted 2/22/2015 1:17pm by Jeri Villarreal.

Winter has been long and cold and all we keep thinking is thinking is, "Just thaw enough to work the soil a bit". While that hasn't happened yet, we have our seeds in hand or on order, the farm plan is complete and the girls are ready to get situated in their new coop. 

Last season we focused on a lot of infrustructure and scaled back the CSA and decided to not go to market. This year, all of the remaining projects are scheduled to be completed before the CSA begins. We will fence in the remaining property. Install a bramble patch and increase the number of fruit trees. While we can't expect honey this year, we are installing our first hive. The hydroponic greenhouse is also scheduled to be completed by May. If you would like to volunteer to help out with any of these projects or with any of our weekly farm tasks Sign up here!

We are returning to Tower Grove Market this year and are so very excited! This will also allow us to open up another pickup location and interact with our friends and neighbors. If you are suffering from the winter blah's, think spring and secure your spot with our CSA! Join Now

Posted 10/9/2014 12:03pm by Jeri Villarreal.

I want to somehow capture the sweetest moments of summer to enjoy bit by bit during the cold winter months. For me, tomatoes hold all the goodness of the season! While tomato sauce is a staple in our house, I wanted to provide our customers with another sweet and tangy option. So we are processing Tomato Jam with the last of our harvested heirloom tomatoes and naturally-sweetened with local honey. Ingredients are locally-grown including fresh ginger which makes each taste of Our City Farm Tomato Jam a true taste of our St. Louis summer.

Jars of this amazing jam will be available in our online store and our current CSA members will receive a free jar this season. Pair it with toast and eggs or a savory cheese on crackers. It will soon replace your ketchup and barbeque sauce as your favorite condiment

 

Posted 8/1/2014 11:47am by Jeri Villarreal.

A CSA share can be a foreign concept for some and for others, the idea of commiting to 26 weeks of picking up something you've never experienced can be unnerving. For this reason, we are offering a one month CSA trail that will start September 6th, 2014. This will allow you to make an informed decision about the 2015 season by giving you the opportunity to "try it before you buy it". When you do decide our CSA is right for you, enrollment in our CSA Trial will allow you to bypass our waitinglist and reserve a guarenteed spot in the 2015 CSA Session. So, if you've been unsure of whether our CSA is right for you, enroll in our CSA Trial today and give us a try! Hurry, enrollment for this trial ends August 18th!!

CSA Share Summer 2014

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Posted 1/3/2013 6:51pm by Jeri Villarreal.

We've finalized our list of produce offering for the 2013 season and we are really excited about the upcoming season!

Herbs

  • Sweet Basil (large leaf)
  • Lemon Basil
  • English Thyme
  • Sage
  • Oregano
  • Fernleaf Dill
  • Rosemary

Produce

  • Rainbow Carrots (Atomic Red, Amarillo and Satin)
  • Chard (Golden and Rainbow Chard)
  • Albino Beets
  • Bulls Blood Beets
  • Red Round Turnips
  • White Flat Turnips
  • Brocolli Raab
  • Bordeaux Spinach (Short season)
  • Lacinato Kale (Dinosaur Kale)
  • Purple Desiree Podded Peas
  • Golden Yellow Podded peas
  • Romaine Lettuce (Speckled and Cimaron)
  • Head Lettuce (butter and Red)
  • Lettuce Mix
  • Yellow Pear Tomatoes
  • Rose Potatoes
  • Purple Viking Potatoes
  • Onions (Yellow, Red and Green Bunching)
  • Eggplants (Orange Turkish, Black Beauty, White)

That is the official list of what we are growing this year. Additionally, we are working with an organic grower to provide our farm with exlusive organic heirloom tomatoes and a few other great specialty items for our CSA baskets.

Additionally, we are producing even more of our delicious pastured poultry this year. Chicken will be not only be available as part of our CSA, but also available via pre-sale online and at the farmer's market.

Our layers are due to be moved to the city farm this Spring, pending the installation of the fencing required. It will be so good to have the girls near again!! This is an exicting season. And we cannot wait to get started. We'll be starting seeds on the 15th and the hoop house is still in the 50's. Looks like we'll get an early start this year.

One more exciting change...We'll be back at Tower Grove this year! That means, we'll have a South City Pickup! We look forward to growing for you again!

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