Port Towns Farmers Mercado
The 2016 season of the Port Towns Farmers Mercado has been going strong! The mercado is located at 4521 Kenilworth Avenue in Bladensburg on Saturdays from 11 to 3, in the parking lot of the Three Brothers restaurant. Come by for fresh produce, baked items and tasty prepared foods. The last day is Saturday, September 24th!
Call for Interns & Apprentices
Now is the time to apply for an apprenticeship or internship with ECO! We are now accepting applications for our Fall/Winter season, September to March, for both the Edmonston Farm and the Bladensburg Farm. Learn first-hand about the inner workings of and urban farm alongside our farm managers and staff. Click here to learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.
Master Composter Training
Register now for the Fall 2016 Neighborhood Soil Rebuilders Master Composter Training Course in Baltimore! Application deadline is Wednesday, September 14th, 2016.
ECO City Farms is a not-for-profit, multicultural, inter-generational, Certified Naturally Grown, urban teaching farm in Prince George’s County, MD. We intensively cultivate vegetables, herbs, fruit and micro-greens. We promote and actively create food security and equity, healthy eating and active living, along with a new generation of urban farmers.
We envision a just, vigorous and sustainable food system in the Chesapeake foodshed with ample fertile soil, quality environments, livable incomes and decent working conditions for farmers and food workers, and nutritious high quality food for all.
ECO City Farms grows nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs and fruit in places where good food is scarce and sell it directly to community members through affordable weekly farm shares, on-farm stands and at the Riverdale Park Farmers Market. We also increase the amount of good and affordable food available by distributing sustainably grown produce from other small farmers. We compost food waste, using natural processes and thousands of worms, to rebuild healthy soil and restore the environment. We teach about nutrition and cooking to increase the desire for good food and an understanding of its health benefits. We advocate for a revitalized local and just food system, and partner with government, schools, other nonprofits, business and others to improve life for all in our community.
ECO City Farms provides its working class inner beltway Prince George’s County and the District of Columbia neighbors with with locally-grown, healthy and nutrient-rich vegetables and herbs. We are a cornerstone of the Port Towns’ Community Health Partnership, a collaborative effort to ensure that local area residents have full access to healthy food and enhanced opportunities for active living. We are also part of Place Matters, a national effort that works to eliminate racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health.