DC UrbanGreens is unique because we focus not only on growing food, but also establishing a distribution system of healthy and prepared foods into underserved neighborhoods. We are focusing our efforts in Ward 7 and 8 because, proportionally, Wards 7 and 8 contain more food desert areas than any other areas of DC and no similar projects exist to serve this population. It is an area of the city in which we can realize the greatest impact.
of food donated in 2017
of food grown between 2017-2018
of food donated in May 2018
What is a food desert?
The USDA Food Access Research Atlas defines the areas we work as food deserts. This means that the residents in the neighborhoods qualify as low-income and must travel more than ½ mile to the nearest supermarket. For 75,000 residents there is merely 1 full-service grocery store.
Saturday Farm Stands
75 Days of Farm Stands and Pop-Up Markets in Food Desert Neighborhoods in 2018
1812 Erie St SE
3779 Ely Pl SE
Get weekly veggies to go
Get your weekly 4lb share of locally grown, chemical-free veggies for $20/bag
To enroll contact Annie at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 508-446-3108, or use the form to the right!
Pickup Saturdays 1pm-3pm:
Fort Staton Urban Farm - 1812 Erie Street SE
Pickup Saturdays 10am-12pm:
Fort Dupont Urban Farm - 3779 Ely Place SE