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Lakewood's Mountair Park Community Farm shares and internships available

Mountair Park Community Farm is now selling its Community Supported Agriculture shares, which give shareholders 17 weeks of vegetables from the farm. Payment for the shares are made in the spring, providing the money for planting the farm for the summer growing season. During the growing season, shareholders come to the farm each week to pick up their freshly harvested produce at West 13th Avenue and Depew Street.

 

CSA shares cost $375. Fruit and egg shares are also available. To sign up, or for more information, visit SproutCityFarms.org.

 

The City’s farm partner, Sprout City Farms, makes 20 percent of the CSA shares available at a reduced price or as work shares. Work shares are currently available for the 2017 season and give participants the opportunity to earn back up to 50 percent of their CSA share in exchange for work on the farm. Recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits can purchase a share for $10 per week.

 

Sprout City Farms also is currently offering intern opportunities at Mountair Park community farm. Internships provide hands-on learning of the workings of a small, sustainable farming operation and are customized to meet the goals of each intern. Email interns@sproutcityfarms.org for more information.

 

About Mountair Park Community Farm
The farm grew from the Two Creeks neighborhood, one of the city’s oldest, wanting a place where residents could gather to create a sense of community and provide a source of fresh produce for the neighborhood, which is classified as a food desert. A planning project known as the 20 minute Neighborhood Implementation Strategy that looked at how to get services within a 20 minute walk or bicycle ride of the Sheridan light rail station led to a partnership with the Sprout City Farms. The Two Creeks neighborhood has embraced the farm and sees it as a remarkable asset for residents. The farm is now entering its fourth growing season.

 

For more information, please contact Allison Scheck, marketing and community relations manager for Lakewood’s Community Resources Department, at 303-987-7872 or allsch@Lakewood.org.

Posted on: Wednesday, April 12, 2017