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- An aerial view of 490 Farmers at the corner of Broadway and Meigs Street.
Broadway and Meigs Street
Before they became an urban farm, the state-owned plots at Meigs and Broadway were just unkempt fields of grass. But 490 Farmers brought life to the land, which is situated adjacent to Interstate 490, hence the group’s name. The project started in 2017 as a community garden with 10 plots and a shed. It now has 55 plots for rent; a Children’s Garden; a Free Food Forest with fruit trees, berry bushes and vegetables; a flower farm; beehives; a free food stand; and more. It hosts a weekly farmers market and provides fresh food to three families each week.
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