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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


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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