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Year-round urban farm and farmers market launched yesterday on 31st Street

January 16, 2015 8:15 am by

Laura Kebede at richmond.com has a write-up and the details on the partnership bringing a new year-round farmers market to 31st Street Baptist Church:

The launch of a year-round urban farm and farmers market at 31st Street Baptist Church in Church Hill for low-income residents attracted local, state and federal officials Thursday morning.

The expansion of the Darrel Rollins Memorial Community Garden includes a $10,000 hoophouse for year-round farming, a healing garden and a farmers market that will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays and accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits.

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Tricycle Gardens will manage the farm, expanding its work in the neighborhood. Bon Secours will front $10,000 in the farmers market’s first year to double the value of SNAP benefits used to purchase the urban farm’s fruits and vegetables.

The new farm stand at 31st Street Baptist will replace the Tricycle Gardens Four Seasons Farm Stand which has been operating on Jefferson Avenue Thursdays since October.

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The First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe and 7th District Councilwoman Cynthia Newbille serve lunch during 31st Street Baptist Church's Nutrition Center.

The First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe and 7th District Councilwoman Cynthia Newbille serve lunch during 31st Street Baptist Church’s Nutrition Center.


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Bottom photos via Tricycle Gardens


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