Urban Farms

The DC metro area is home to an impressive number of urban farms successfully operating in a limited amount of city space. These farms are neighborhood hubs for markets, community-supported agriculture (CSAs), educational and volunteer opportunities for residents interested in learning more urban agriculture, and production growing for fresh food donations to food assistance programs. Check out the list below to connect with an urban farm in your neighborhood.

Bread for the City – City Orchard

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City Orchard is our brand new 2.75 acre organic fruit orchard in nearby Beltsville, MD. This orchard contains more than 2,500 trees and bushes, including apple, Asian pear, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry. These plants will yield upwards of 45,000 lbs. of fresh fruit — all of which will be distributed to DC residents in need through Bread for the City’s two food pantry locations.

Bread for the City – City Orchard

Common Good City Farm

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Common Good City Farm’s programs provide hands-on training in food production, healthy eating and environmental sustainability. The Farm itself serves as a demonstration site to individuals, organizations and government agencies in the DC Metro area. The site and our programs integrate people of all ages, classes and races to create vibrant and safe communities.

Common Good City Farm

Community Farming Alliance

Farmers and Market Gardeners coming together to build a cooperative network in DC. Food Justice, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, Racial and Gender Justice.

Community Farming Alliance

Cultivate the City

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Cultivate the City is urban farmers working to feed families & communities with pesticide-free, locally-grown food by growing vertically. It was created to inspire healthy and sustainable living by empowering communities with tools and training for urban agriculture.

Cultivate the City

DC Urban Greens Fort Dupont Farm

Nestled between Dupont Park and Fort Dupont Ice Arena is our First Generation Farm. This garden is our smallest one with only three hoop houses but produces one of the strongest harvests. At DC UrbanGreens, we endeavor to positively impact our community by increasing accessibility to affordable healthy foods in urban food deserts.

DC Urban Greens Fort Dupont Farm

DC Urban Greens Fort Stanton Farm

DC UrbanGreens in partnership with DC Department of Parks and Recreation, will implement our largest farm to date in Ward 8. At DC UrbanGreens, we endeavor to positively impact our community by increasing accessibility to affordable healthy foods in urban food deserts.

DC Urban Greens Fort Stanton Farm

DC UrbanGreens, Inc.

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DC UrbanGreens’ mission is to feed bodies and nourish minds by increasing accessibility of affordable healthy foods to residents of food desert neighborhoods. A non-profit organization east of the Anacostia River in DC’s Ward 7 and Ward 8, DC UrbanGreens produces chemical-free fruits and vegetables on under-utilitized urban land. The organization employs innovative and scalable methods, techniques and business models to implement small-scale urban agriculture in a fiscally and environmentally sustainable way.

DC UrbanGreens, Inc.

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DPR Urban Garden Division

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DC Parks and Rec (DPR) Urban Garden Division works with communities across the District to establish urban Ag projects (currently 31 community gardens and 5 non profit production farms) and urban ag support systems such as a urban garden education program offering over a 100 free classes, a citywide critter proof community compost cooperative iniitiative, a garden toolshare, a greenhouse coop, tree planting intiatives and an urban bee program.

DPR Urban Garden Division

ECO City Farms

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ECO City Farms is an educational, non-profit organization located in Prince George’s County, Maryland designed to serve as a prototype for sustainable local urban farming. Currently, they operate two farms in Maryland, offer training classes and have a CSA with Certified Naturally Grown produce.

ECO City Farms

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Fields 4 Valor Farms (F4V)

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Fields 4 Valor Farms (F4V) is a Non-Profit Organization that provides Food, Education, and Employment to veterans, veteran family members, and gold star families. F4V does this through providing members, at no cost, with; Farms Shares, Apiary Products, Fruit Shares, Value Added Food Products, Dry Goods, and Culinary Education. While members are encouraged to participate in the growing and processing of products it is not required.

Fields 4 Valor Farms (F4V)

Good Sense Farm

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Good Sense Farm & Apiary provides a diverse array of local delicacies and an empowering learning environment for foodies from all walks of life. We grow gourmet mushrooms and raise healthy bee colonies that produce the finest local honey.

Good Sense Farm

K Street Farm (DC Greens)

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The K Street Farm is a ¾ acre farm adjacent to the Walker Jones Education Campus. The Farm is home to 5,000 square feet of growing space, two honey bee hives, four egg-laying chickens, a variety of fruit trees, and many perennial herbs and flowers. DC Greens runs a 37-week Farmer Trainee program that employs two trainees interested in expanding their knowledge of growing food in an immersive setting. Under the guidance of the Farm Director, the Trainees grow, harvest, and package all produce for the School Garden Markets program. The K Street Farm is also a professional development training site for our network of school garden coordinators from all eight wards of the city.

K Street Farm (DC Greens)

Little Wild Things City Farm

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Little Wild Things is an urban micro farm in Washington DC producing organic microgreens, vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

Little Wild Things City Farm

Locals: D.C.’s Vertical Aquaponic Farm

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Using vertical & precision agro tech, we grow & sell organic produce to local food businesses & consumers without premium pricing or supply shortages.

Locals: D.C.’s Vertical Aquaponic Farm

Marvin Gaye Greening Center

A DPR program space home to a DC Urban Greens urban farm and Washington Parks and People education garden and program space. Also the home base for the Washington Parks and People DC Green Corps Training Program.

Marvin Gaye Greening Center

Mycolumbia Mushrooms

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Delicious fresh and dried mushrooms grown in nearby Eckington, in Northeast DC. Find them at markets around the city.

Rooftop Roots

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Rooftop Roots enables the development of sustainable local food systems by supporting the design, construction, and maintenance of urban gardens and farms. Rooftop Roots work with organizations to create lightweight, low cost rooftop vegetable gardens and donate the produce to local food banks.

Rooftop Roots

The Fresh Food Factory Farm and Food Hub

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The mission is to empower underrepresented and undercapitalized entrepreneurs by providing them with a one-stop farming, food processing and distributing hub that equips these foodies with the essential resources to operate a successful healthy food venture.

The Fresh Food Factory Farm and Food Hub

THEARC Farm

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THEARC FARM is an urban farm operating as a community project of Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR) and developed to involve our community in nature, nutrition, and healthy eating. During the summer and fall months, THEARC’s farm provides affordable, organic fruits and vegetables the community through our CSA program, as well as educational programming, field trips, volunteer opportunities, tours and community events.

THEARC Farm

Three Part Harmony Farm

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Three Part Harmony Farm is part of a community that grows, sells and eats healthy food. An urban farm on a 2-acre parcel in Northeast Washington, DC, most of its produce is sold through a community supported agriculture (CSA) program, and at area stores and restaurants.

Three Part Harmony Farm

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Up Top Acres

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Up Top Acres designs, builds and operates roof-top farms on commercial and residential properties in the District of Columbia.

Up Top Acres

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Washington Parks and People

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Washington Parks and People is a nonprofit organization that operates a community food hub, fitness center and farm market at the Riverside Healthy Living Center in NE/Deanwood It offers classes, job training programs (Green Corps & Jobs in the Community), and a variety of community eduction and gardening opportunities at its urban agricutlure sites in NE/Marvin Gaye Greenig Ceter and NW/Columbia Heights Green.

Washington Parks and People

Washington Parks and People - Specific Information on Urban Farms

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