Huerta del Valle operates a 2.5 acre urban farm on its central food hub site in Ontario. We grow over 100 different crops from basics like cherry tomatoes and zucchini to specialty items like fennel, kohlrabi, edible flowers, and a delicious assortment of herbs.
The urban farm provides steady revenue to support the operation of the community garden and programming as well as general operating costs at Huerta del Valle. In the future Huerta would like to employ three farmers with living-wage farm jobs from this farm site.
In the mean time Huerta del Valle grows thousands of pounds of produce on site and sells to restaurants, markets, and sells on site for the affordable price of $1/lb for everything we grow. Visitors to the site can also volunteer and get free veggies or fruit for the exchange rate of 1hour = 1lb.
The urban farm is also a training ground for young farmers to learn how to grow micro-scale organic production systems. It is a great opportunity for those who want to be farmers in the urban or suburban setting. The farm features three in ground plots as well as a greenhouse and hanging pot growing methods.
Huerta del Valle is committed to fresh affordable accessible delicious nutritious safe, culturally appropriate food for all: food justice. The farm is a main strategy of creating that reality.
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