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El Poblano Farm in New York City grows specialty Mexican herbs and vegetables

One acre farm in Staten Island expands

From their Kickstarter page:

Have you ever experienced the incredible flavor of epazote? If you have, you know that it’s an incredible symbiosis of crisp flavors like mint, cilantro, and garlic all wrapped in one delicious leaf, and its the perfect addition to any green mixture, salad, or Mexican dish. Also, did you know that Papalo is traditionally used in Guacamole instead of cilantro? It’s also used in tacos and the traditional mexican sandwich, Cemitas. Skies the limit to the incredible culinary flavors that you can whip up from the traditional Mexican herbs and amazing variety of vegetables available at El Poblano Farm in New York City

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July 26, 2012   Comments Off on El Poblano Farm in New York City grows specialty Mexican herbs and vegetables

ARTFARMS Buffalo invites recognized artists to design grow sculptures for the East Side urban farms


Urban vacancy in the East Side of Buffalo is widespread. With over 20% of its land empty, it feeds negative perceptions that discourage the city’s redevelopment.

From their website:

In Buffalo’s East Side, urban agriculture is transforming once residential, abandoned land into small farms serving local groups. And although vacant land is abundant, it is often contaminated. Historically farmers used above ground grow structures to overcome poor soil conditions – an approach which could provide a solution to the contamination problem.

ARTFARMS invites recognized artists to design grow sculptures for the East Side urban farms. Made from lightweight materials, their ghost-like appearance highlights the neighborhood’s exodus of homes, people and activity.

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July 26, 2012   Comments Off on ARTFARMS Buffalo invites recognized artists to design grow sculptures for the East Side urban farms