Community Market Farms Program
Community Market Farms Seasonal Closure
The Community Market Farms at Union Plaza Park and Secret Garden will be closed to visitors and volunteers starting on November 26 and will reopen in February 2016.
Last Farmstand of 2015:The last farmstand of 2015 will be Saturday, November 21, at its usual location at Union Plaza Park. The farmstand will reopen in February 2016 at the new West Oakland Urban Farm and Park. City Slicker Farms' farmstand is intended for low-income West Oakland residents.
Ralph Bunche Nursery Modified Winter Hours: The nursery will be open for plant sales on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1:30-5:00 p.m. during the winter, except for closures on the following dates: November 28, December 23, December 26, December 30, and January 2. We are unable to accommodate drop-in volunteers during the winter. More information about the Ralph Bunche Nursery is available at http://www.cityslickerfarms.org/greenhouse.
Backyard Garden mentoring and support: If you are a participant in City Slicker Farms' Backyard Garden Program, we are happy to offer mentor visits or other garden support over the winter. Please contact your garden mentor directly, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 763-4241 x102.
Growing Season Schedule (February - November)
Farm Stand - For West Oaklanders
Located at Fitzgerald and Union Plaza Parks / Corner of 34th & Peralta Streets
Saturdays, 10 am until produce sells out
Fitzgerald and Union Plaza Parks
Corner of 34th Peralta Streets
Thursdays & Saturdays, 10 am – 5 pm
The Herb Farm
3434 Haven Street
Open on special workdays or for events. Please call or check website for additional workdays.
Ralph Bunche Nursery
1240 18th Street
Wednesdays & Saturdays, 1:30 pm – 5 pm
The Secret Garden
5105 Genoa Street
Fridays, 10 am – 5 pm
During these open hours, volunteers of all ages are welcome to drop-in and help out. If you have questions, please feel free to call us at 510-763-4241.
About the Community Market Farms Program
Our Community Market Farms Program takes vacant or underutilized land and transforms it into market farms. All the food produced on the farms is distributed on a sliding scale basis at our Saturday farm stand. In an area where access to healthy foods is limited, our farms make it possible for many families to eat fresh vegetables rather than processed foods. The program creates sustainable food systems that provide affordable, nutritious food directly to traditionally underserved populations in West Oakland. In 2010, we secured a grant to purchase a 1.4-acre lot that will serve in perpetuity as a an Urban Farm and Park for West Oakland.
Learn more about our individual farms.