Friday, March 23, 2012

New Urban Farming

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New Haven, CT – New Haven Farms, whose mission is to promote health and community development through urban agriculture, is pleased to announce that it will hold its first fundraiser. New Haven Farms began as a garden for a small group of Chabaso Bakery employees. After a successful partnership with the Fair Haven Community Health Center, the idea of expanding the garden into an urban farm to provide fresh produce to those at risk for such leading factors as diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure gained momentous support across the greater New Haven community.
The Sowing Seeds event will take place Saturday April 14, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bentara Restaurant, 76 Orange Street in New Haven. Admission is $20 per person or $30 for two tickets. Tickets can be purchased online at prior to the event. Tickets may also be purchased at the door the day of the event on a first come, first served basis.  Admission includes light refreshments and live music. A cash bar is available. Funds raised during this event will go directly toward helping New Haven Farms meet its 2012 goal of increasing the number of at-risk families with access to fresh, quality produce.

On the heels two community meetings in January and March, New Haven Farms is seeking support and funding to scale-up its current operations. In 2012, New Haven Farms aims to establish enough credibility and financial security to work with the City of New Haven Parks Commission to farm an unutilized plot of land at Quinnipiac River Park. This area of the park contains ideal soil conditions for growing.
For more information about the event, to make a tax-deductible donation or to volunteer, visit the New Haven Farms website at

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