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City Slicker Farms
1625 16th Street
Oakland, CA 94607


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Since 2001, City Slicker Farms has been partnering with the West Oakland community to grow and distribute thousands of pounds of its own fresh produce.
Our website is the place to learn about what we are doing and how to support a just food system in West Oakland.

Earlier this year, we shared the news that our Barbara Finnin, City Slicker Farms’ Executive Director of six years, would be transitioning out of her leadership role in June.

My Transition: A Look Back and A Look Forward

Dear Friend,Barbara Finnin, pic c/o East Bay Express



Fitzgerald Park and Outdoor Classroom Update

To Our Community,

Open Letter about Recent Projects at Fitzgerald and Union Plaza Parks

Dear neighbors and friends,

We are writing this letter to respond to some complaints that City Slicker Farms and the City of Oakland Department of Parks and Recreation have been receiving about the outdoor classroom at Fitzgerald Park. We take these comments very seriously and wanted to share some information about the development of this Community Market Farm.

City Slicker Farms Breaks Ground on
West Oakland Urban Farm and Park

1.4 Acre Innovative Project Will Provide Food and Community Resources
as Vacant Lot Is Transformed into Nourishing Community Space

February 1, 2013 (Oakland, CA)City Slicker Farms, a non-profit urban farming organization based in West Oakland, yesterday held a ground breaking ceremony to begin development of a new Urban Farm and Park, which was conceived in collaboration with the West Oakland community. What began in 2010 as a seed of hope is now coming to fruition following City Slicker Farms’ purchase of a vacant lot at the turn of 2013.

City Slicker Farms is actively recruting individuals for our Board of Directors.  If you are interested in empowering Oakland residents to grow healthy, organic food for themselves and their families, please read below.


City Slicker Farms aims to expand Board membership to 15 members that represent the diversity of Oakland, particularly in terms of age, race, ethnicity, gender, and life experience. We’re looking for new Board members who:

We Dig West Oakland - City Slicker Farms 2012 Annual Report

City Slicker Farms' 2012 Annual Report is Here!  Since 2001, we have partnered with over 10,000 program participants and nearly 2,800 volunteers to grow 180,000 pounds of food, increasing the health and wellbeing of our community.  We invite you to read our 2012 Annual Report to hear about what's fresh at City Slicker Farms.