What are some local farms in San Francisco?
Eating locally is a wise decision, considering how far our food usually travels. One group, commonly referred to as Locavores, try to eat food grown within a 100-mile radius of San Francisco for a month. There are a number of “Eat Local” movements throughout the Bay Area.
In April 2011, a legislation passed that allowed “urban agriculture,” which means city-owned plots of less than 1 acre could be turned into gardens and the produce could be harvested and sold.
While there certainly aren’t any sprawling acres of farmland within San Francisco, there are several smaller farms and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) committed to supplying communities with fresh, organic food.
- The School Farm, run by The Ecology Center of San Francisco (ECOSF)
- Hayes Valley Farm, which also offers classes and workshops about gardening in the city
- Alemany Farm holds regular community workdays
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