San Franciscan Gardeners Permitted To Sell Their Crops

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The vegetable garden police are out of business in San Francisco. With the signature of Mayor Ed Lee, volunteer vegetable plots such as Brooke Budner’s Little City Gardens in the Mission Terrace neighborhood became a business.

KCBS’ Tim Ryan Reports:

”We have lettuces, we’re growing mustard greens, garlic, potatoes, spinach, scallions, carrots, radishes, artichokes – we’re growing a lot,” said Budner.

The city now allows urban gardens to sell both to subscribers who take vegetables weekly by the box, but also now to restaurants.

The city has nine recognized urban gardens.

One of the first, according to gardener Jay Rosenberg, was in Hayes Valley.

”At the ‘Free Farm’ (in Hayes Valley) is a former church that burned down on a freeway parcel, so we have almost every different type of property represented with these nine,” said Rosenberg. “We can just find 40 more to fill in the rest of the city’s districts and the city will be sustainable.”

Dozens gathered in the drizzle at the Little City Gardens Wednesday, using a bowl of salad to toast the new legislation.

(© 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

More from Tim Ryan
Comments

One Comment

  1. HooDatIS? says:

    WHAT A WONDERFUL WAY TO PROMOTE BUYING LOCALLY AND EATING HEALTHY
    VISIT MY BLOG
    http://ethicalfutures.wordpress.com/

  2. Fred Rinne says:

    FANTASTIC! This puts San Francisco back in the “Can Do” category.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
Got Our Weather App?

Listen Live