New City Farm
New City Farm grows delicious food, but its purpose is more than just feeding people. For almost a decade, New City Neighbors (the Farm’s parent organization) has been working hard in the Northeast side of Grand Rapids to positively impact our community. The farm’s main objective is to provide job and life skills to high school youth in our neighborhood. Each summer we employ and train 10-12 high school students. Student employees learn all aspects of the hard work of organic vegetable growing. Student employees also participate in curriculum around job skills, food justice, anti-racism and food & faith.
Where We Grow
We grow on over 4 acres of land at 3 locations. Our original 3 acre location is on the property of 4th Reformed Church at 1226 Union Ave NE, GR 49505. We are currently developing a second one acre urban location we call the “Farmhouse” at 1115 Leonard St NE, GR 49503. And we have partnered with Grand Valley University’s sustainability department to grow on one acre of land at their Allendale campus, including a 30X168ft. high tunnel.