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Hilltop Urban Farm in South Pittsburgh is set to become the largest urban farm in the USA

Dignitaries at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Hilltop Urban Farm. Photo by Brian Conway.

“First ribbon-cutting for a farm in probably 100 years in the City of Pittsburgh,” quipped Mayor Bill Peduto at the future site of Hilltop Urban Farm, a 107-acre property in the city’s tiny St. Clair neighborhood in South Pittsburgh that includes 23 acres of farmland.

By Brian Conway
Next Pittsburg
August 24, 2017

Excerpt:

Hilltop Urban Farm will include, among other things, a three-acre CSA farm, three-acre farmer incubation program, one-acre youth farm, farmer’s market building, 5000-square foot event barn, stormwater retention ponds, fruit orchards, public community garden, an education center and more.

Sarah Baxendell, Hilltop Alliance’s project manager of greenspace asset development, led a tour of the property. She spoke of partnering with adjacent Arlington PreK-8 to allow their 665 students access to after-school and summer programming at an on-site education center.

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