The Largest Urban Orchard In North America Is Now Open For Business |

Urban farms have popped up all over in the last decade. But not many operations are on the scale of Sole Food in Vancouver. Its four sites plan to produce 60 tons of food this year, enough for dozens of local restaurants and markets. A fifth site is on the way.

“‘Urban agriculture’ is used fairly loosely,” says co-founder Michael Abelman, who is a veteran in the practice. “A lot of what’s been called agriculture is more ‘gardening’ in scale. That’s not a value judgement. It’s just saying that it is actually possible to develop a full-scale enterprise in a city, and provide lots of food, and employ significant numbers of people.” Story Continues:


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