Remember back in December when I told you about the amazing local, organic farm that was breaking ground in the Old Fourth Ward? This week, farmer Rashid Nuri has announced that Truly Living Well Natural Urban Farm’s Wheat Street Garden will begin selling its hyper-local urban produce.
The first farm stand set-up occurs today, Friday April 15th from 3 – 7 PM. at 75 Hilliard off of Auburn Avenue. According to Nuri, the farmers will have spinach, turnip greens, beet greens, green onions, green garlic, arugula, chard, broccoli leaves, and an assortment of herbs. They recommend that you come early for the best choices of produce. They will accept cash and checks, and additionally offer a community-supported agriculture (CSA) subscription. Subscribers to the CSA get 13 weeks of produce, and more information is available here.
Farmer Nuri eventually sees the project as becoming a self-sustaining, economically-sound engine. The initial money donated help to build the foundations that will then begin to generate revenue. He sees enough unused land in metropolitan Atlanta to create similar hyper-urban farms that could provide fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables to all of the city.
Congratulations to Rashid Nuri, Truly Living Well, and everybody in the Old Fourth Ward. This is monumental stuff!