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Urban farm brings fresh produce from farm to fork in Edmonton, Maryland

farmfLead Farmer of ECO City Farms, Deborah Wren, discusses weekly selection with farm share member Abby Wilkerson. Photo by Lindsay Myers. Edmonston is a town in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

“Eighty to eighty-five percent of our population lives in urban areas, so why don’t we bring the food closer to them?”

By Lindsay Myers
Hyattsville
June 18, 2016

Excerpt:

Amanda West, operations manager at ECO City Farms, said farm shares are becoming more popular in urban areas. “The farm share as a concept has been around for a while, but it’s a whole new concept for Prince George’s County. What we’re doing is saying, ‘Here’s another way you can get your food. It doesn’t have to come from a grocery store,’” said West.

Abby Wilkerson, a Prince George’s County resident, participates in the ECO City farm share for “sustainability purposes, social justice purposes, and because the food is just fantastic,” she said. Wilkerson particularly enjoys the diversity of produce in the farm share. “I’ve learned to love things that I wasn’t so familiar with, and it’s just fun that at certain times of the year — that’s when you’re going to get asparagus, and it’s going to be just the best asparagus you’ve ever had,” said Wilkerson.

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