At Last: Progress!

Our four brand-new hydroponic growing systems are now up and running. Just yesterday, we started our first seedlings in them, and it’s hard to contain our excitement! With the construction part of this expansion finally behind us, we can now turn our attention to the greens and lettuces that these new systems will be home

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Still a Work in Progress

One thing I have learned from starting a small business is that every single thing takes longer than you expect. After 30 years, you might think I’d be used to it, but the unfortunate truth is that time is a mighty foe, almost always winning out over looming deadlines and forcing us to change expectations

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Under Construction

Our growing capabilities are in the midst of a major upgrade, so if you stop by the farm this week, please pardon our appearance. The process of building four new machines on site has left the place looking slightly disheveled, but we’d like to think that’s just what progress looks like. The results will be coming soon: more

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I’m frilly.

and we don’t mean frivolous and inconsequential. The frilly leaf of our Scarlet Kale is rich in nutrition and flavor and while it might be slightly pink and frilly, our newest kale should be taken seriously.

Thank You, Bill

We’re currently in the process of building four new hydroponic growing machines for Lansdowne Urban Farms, an addition that we hope will not only greatly improve our growing capabilities, but also offer better spacing that will elevate the quality of the greens we grow. With lots of positive feedback from our growing community so far,

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Milk Bok Choy

Milk Bok Choy is another vegetable that’s new to us, and we think it’s gorgeous, in addition to being high in vitamins and quite tasty too. What’s interesting about our Milk Bok Choy is that in our hydroponic environment, it took on some unique properties, most notably growing more outward than upward, as the picture

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Pink Mizuna!

Say hello to this visually exciting new offering at Lansdowne Urban Farms: Pink Mizuna! Why pink? Well, different colors in vegetables usually means that there are different nutrients inside. And Pink Mizuna is one of the healthiest vegetables that you can eat. Its purple-pink stems are exceptionally high in vitamin C, as well as folate

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Supply vs. Demand…

The realities of demand outpacing supply have caught up with us, and as a result, we’ve decided to remain closed this week (July 15-17).This news is, of course, a mixed bag. We are disappointed that we haven’t been able to keep up but we’ve just ordered enough equipment to build four new hydroponic units. And with

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It’s hot!

We have had some hot days. We lost our air conditioning at the Farm too. It was old so understandable but nonetheless, a curve ball.The plants are happy, the humans, not so much. The seedlings in the ebb are big as a result…apparently they like the heat.

The Fourth of July!

The Fourth of July has always been pretty important in our family. On July 4, 1995, Zachary was born. Attached is a picture of him (second from the right), with his siblings, at the first farm he probably knew, my Mom’s Farm. So happy birthday Zachary, we are all super excited that you came up

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