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Urban farmers now opting to rent, not buy, land

Even those with little to no agricultural know-how might assume, and reasonably so, that to be a farmer, you have to own land. Turns out, that’s not the case.

With grant, a farm grows in East Lake

For some people, starting a farmers market in their neighborhood just isn’t enough. No, they have to go and build the whole farm.That’s what’s going on in East Lake. The folks who run the East Lake Farmers Market are turning the 1-acre site—at the corner of Second Avenue and Hosea Williams Drive—into an urban farm. (The market will move to a shaded lot next door.)

Farm to Garden Sale part of a wider mission

Farmers market fans love their fresh, local produce … and what’s fresher or more local than food grown in your own backyard? The organizers of East Lake Farmers Market know that the line is fine, indeed, between farmers and gardeners. Hence the Farm to Garden Sale.

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