Say hello to Groundwork Market Garden, Buffalo’s newest urban farm.
Groundwork MG consists of two young farmers, Mayda Pozantides and Anders Gunnersen, and a two acre lot on Buffalo’s East Side. Their goal is to rebuild the ties between farmer and consumer and bring trust and honesty back to our food system by providing the community with a healthy source of fruits and vegetables. Groundwork MG is dedicated to feeding the community with only the highest quality, organically grown fruits and vegetables through area farmer’s markets, restaurants, and individual on-site sales.
In just six months Groundwork MG have transformed a vacant city lot into a source of excitement in a neighborhood with limited access to fresh produce. Through countless hours of labor, garbage and rubble were replaced by lush fields of Sudan grass and later by groomed beds ready to be planted in the spring. What was once an eyesore is now the beginnings of a farm.
But Groundwork MG needs your help to ensure a bright and healthy future. A crucial next step is building a hoophouse. A hoophouse is a structure, much like a greenhouse, that would provide these farmers with a space to house seedlings in early spring, and plant directly into the ground long after it is too cold to grow outdoors. With a hoophouse, Groundwork MG will be able to extend their growing season and provide the community with fresh produce year-round.
If you believe that healthy food should be accessible and can be produced locally, then please consider lending a hand to help Mayda and Anders build this farm. Groundwork Market Garden looks forward to providing the community with delicious, organically grown fruits and vegetables for many seasons to come. Please consider donating today via this GoFundMe crowdfunding effort.
Learn more about Groundwork Market Garden by clicking here.