Pedal Powered Urban Farming – Green City Acres

Green City Acres is a pedal powered urban farming/edible landscaping company dedicated to sustainable food production. They utilize back yards and urban spaces to grow organic produce for local distribution. Possibly a first in the Okanagan, they use their bikes and trailers for all farming operations including farm maintenance, transportation of crops, restaurant deliveries, weekly farmers markets, and moving of a 300 lb. rototiller. Their mission? To foster environmental and social change through the production of local organic food, with minimal use of fossil fuels, and to help, teach, and empower people to start growing their own.

Own a local restaurant? They mention they’re still looking to supply a few more restaurants for this season and along with your weekly produce orders, they offer a free compost pick-up/drop-off service. All your kitchen vegetable scraps will be composted on their farm sites to be eventually used as soil amendments for future crops. More about the composting program here.

You can find Green City Acres at the Kelowna farmers market every Wednesday and Saturday. For more information about Green City Acres, including the varieties of produce available, how to see a garden in your space, and how to contact them for supplying your restaurant, please visit GreenCityAcres.com or follow them on Facebook.


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