Known & Grown exists to help farmers within the St. Louis foodshed spread the word about their practices, their products, and the principles that ground their work.

Known & Grown STL is a project of Missouri Coalition for the Environment, on behalf of the St. Louis Food Policy Coalition.

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City Greens Community Garden

“We are a community garden operated by Midtown Community Services.”

“Since 2007, volunteers from Midtown’s City Greens Community Garden have put fruits and vegetables on the plates of those in need by stocking the shelves of City Greens, a nonprofit co-op market that offers all food at or below cost, and the disabled and elderly by supplementing shelf-stable food boxes with free, fresh produce. Just as important, they’re helping give local residents the chance to grow their own food in an urban food desert.

“The Garden began as a few small plots on a blighted lot. Today, it’s expanded to a 1/4-acre urban farm that serves hundreds of residents in The Grove neighborhood. In addition, volunteers often offer healthy cooking and gardening workshops through Midtown. For St. Louis, this program is critical as 1 in 6 residents struggles with hunger.

“We firmly believe that agriculture is supposed to be beneficial to the environment instead of destructive like modern industrial practices (CAFOs, fencerow-to-fencerow monoculture, GMOs, etc). We therefore refuse to use any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides, and instead rely on companion planting, composting, and hard work.”

Visit Our Farm!

Location

Hunt Ave, City of St. Louis

Volunteer

To volunteer or to secure your own plot, contact Quincy at Midtown at 314-534-1180.

Shop with us.

City Greens Market
4260 Manchester Ave, STL, MO 63110
Wed-Sat (10:00am–6:00pm)
Sun (1:00pm–6:00pm)

Contact us.

Dylan Naylor
dylan.naylor@midtowncs.org

midtownstl.org/city-greens-community-garden

A Look at Our Farm

More About Our Farm

Farm Size

1/4 acre

Conservation Practices

  • Crop rotation
  • Integrated pest management
  • Pollinator habitat enhancement plan
  • Test for soil health
  • No synthetic chemicals
  • Hand-pulling weeds

Additional Practices

  • Organic seeds
  • Community classes on canning
  • Grows culturally appropriate food for the community and for sale at City Greens Market

Golden Beet

This farm meets our standards for the Golden Beet - our designation for excellence for exceptional Known & Grown farms.

Products

  • Heirloom veggies
  • Greens
  • Honey