Who are we?
Capital Greens is a sustainable urban farming business that specializes in growing artisanal-quality, pesticide-free herbs and veggies in underutilized city spaces. We currently farm several suburban front and backyards as well as a plot of land at the Just Food Farm in Blackburn Hamlet. We are concerned about the increasing separation between eaters and food producers. There is a severe lack of knowledge about where food at the supermarket comes from, how it is grown, what is sprayed on it, and the ecological footprint associated with it. That is why we would like to improve the transparency of our local food system by growing the food right in your community- and feeding it to you and your neighbours!
Capital Greens employs traditional organic methods to grow our produce.
In fact, we go even further than many certified organic growers. There are many organic certified pesticides, but we are concerned about the health effects and ecological impacts of these approved chemicals. That is why we don’t use any pesticides at all!
So, when you eat our produce, you can rest easy knowing that it contains no toxic chemicals, its vitamins and minerals didn’t degrade while sitting in a truck or a warehouse for a couple weeks, very few greenhouse gases were emitted to get it to you, and that it was produced right in your community, for your community.
What do we do?
We convert lawns, ornamental gardens, and other underutilized urban spaces into organic mini-farms where we grow pesticide-free veggies. The produce is sold to neighbours, at the Lansdowne Farmer’s market, to nearby restaurants and to grocery stores.
In addition to the lawns that are converted into gardens, we also rent a plot of land at the Just Food Farm in the east end of Ottawa.
We specialize in growing baby leafy greens that will turn anyone into a salad lover. Our products include: salad mix, baby arugula, baby spinach, baby kale, lettuce heads, cherry tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, beets, carrots, radishes, herbs, and more!
What do you get?
In exchange for providing their yard, homeowners receive ultra fresh pesticide-free produce every week while production is underway. Don’t forget, we do all the work! You just sit back, relax, enjoy not having to mow, weed, or water your lawn, and enjoy fresh veggies every week!
If you’re interested in entering into this mutually beneficial agreement with us, or would like to learn more, head over to Grow With Us!