Market gardens are spaces where food is grown to sell onsite or offsite at a store, stand, farmers market, or restaurants.
P-Patch Market Gardens
Its two gardens are located at NewHolly and High Point on Seattle Housing Authority property. The gardeners work communally and sell the organic produce through their community supported agriculture program (CSA) within our site and farm stands. The P-Patch staff work with the gardeners to develop and manage the gardens, along with selling and marketing the produce.
The NewHolly and High Point farm stands are open during the summer and anyone is welcome to purchase fresh organic produce and meet the farmers. The farm stands accept EBT.
CSA – Community supported agriculture
Both NewHolly and High Point Market Gardens have a CSA program. For 20 weeks from June to mid-October, the farmers handpick fresh organic produce. Subscribers pick up a bag(s) of 8 to 15 different items, with opportunities to sample unfamiliar produce, on-site at the gardens on Thursdays. Produce can also be picked up at our two off-site locations in Central and North Seattle.
This is a three-year pilot project to use City land for commercial food production. It is part of Seattle’s Food Action Plan developed by an interdepartmental team at the City and launched in 2014. Its goal is to address the need for more opportunities to grow and sell food in the city. The sites are located in the Central District and South Park. Participants must be experienced farmers with marketing experience; its current participants are City Grown, Sleepy Hollow, and Urban Buggy.
For more information on these market gardens or to ask about openings contact Julie Bryan at 206-684-0540, Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org.