Farm Fresh, City Grown: Ripe City Urban Farm

Ripe City
Posted at 8:00 AM, Oct 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-01 07:12:43-04

Tallahassee, FL (#WTXLdigital) -- Most people can borrow a cup of sugar from the neighbors... But not if your neighbor is Ripe City, Tallahassee's newest urban farm.

Ripe City Urban Farm provides locally grown and organic produce to Tallahassee and they are growing it right in the heart of the city.

The farm is located near midtown at the old location of the popular Ten-Speed Greens.

Produce from the farm goes to local restaurants like Cypress, Bread and Roses Kitchen, and Sweet Pea cafe. You can also find Ripe City selling their veggies at the Frenchtown Heritage Marketplace.

Owners of Ripe City hope to provide more to the community than just their organic foods. The farmers said they want to help educate and showcase the advantages of an urban farm.

"Urban agriculture is a very different way of viewing the land... It's almost like an alternative green space. You can view it as a nice place to view nature, but it's also productive in the sense that we are adding to the local economy" said owner David Newman.

Ripe City also encourages volunteers to come out to learn about farming. Owners believe not enough people know about food production and sustainability.

Owner Hannah Murphy said, "So many people were like me, where they had no idea where food was growing. Even two years ago, I wouldn't have been able to identify really anything".

Click here to connect with Ripe City to find out about their volunteer work days or join their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).