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Lactuca Urban Farm Spring Update

06.11.13

Lactuca - Spring Lolla Rossa

Sadly, our really early spring shoot got kiboshed by the site location – the one we’ve been working on in Inglewood all winter – getting tied up in politics. We had a cool shoot with snow around, cold frames doing their spring thing, and alas, it wasn’t in the cards to become our first vid of 2013.

The story with the site in Inglewood is that we got approval at every level required, and when it hit the final board of companies that own the 11+ acres of land smack in the middle of the city, one board member was adamantly opposed to the situation. This makes for an unhappy Inglewood Community League board, unhappy local residents who don’t like the present field of dandelions rather than an urban veg farm, unhappy us, and unhappy mayor who thinks the situation’s ridiculous. Perhaps it will iron out. I hope so. But in the meantime, we’re eager for a couple sites to expand asap. So here’s the deal: if you know of anybody or are a person with a big back yard that gets lots of sun within close proximity [5-10min biking distance] of the 124 St Grand Market say, we want to hear about it. Tell your friends. Demand is crazy, and we’ll be happy to supply. Direct interest to me here, or to urbanfarmer@lactuca.ca.

Serious props go out to the local restaurants supporting hyper-local, and unpredictably seasonal produce – they’re making our gig work. Harvest this week will go to Three Boars, Canteen, Tirimisu, Elm Café, Kelly’s Pub, and our loyal fans at 124 St. Grand Market. We’ve also had loads of support from RGE RD, Nomad Mobile, and Drift. There are a few other new restaurants coming online soon that we hope to supply as well. You guys all rock.

Lactuca – Spring 2013 from Kevin Kossowan on Vimeo.

5 Responses

  1. Way to kick it! Gorgeous crops… I’m growing nearly every variety that you are and I’m gobsmacked at the beauty of it all…

    Hope your site issues are resolved sooner rather than later. Hang in there guys!

  2. Darren Markland says:

    My backyard may fit the bill, what do you need?

  3. Nancy says:

    Hello, I have a large yard with a garden already in it!
    It’s a fairly large space, it used to be an RV parking pad to give you am idea of how big it is. Not sure if that is what you are looking for… I will have more than enough veggies for myself and a few others.
    Let me know if I can help or provide more info.
    Thanks
    Nancy

  4. Michelle says:

    Very sorry to hear about the setback… I know you guys were really looking forward to that space. I hope you can find an alternative soon. I’ll keep my eyes and ears open.

  5. Christine says:

    You guys are rock stars! Very inspiring, love the videos…

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