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.
Modified Winter Hours
Every winter, City Slicker Farms plants cover crops, makes repairs, and evaluates how to improve our programs. In order to make time for this important work, we have modified schedules for our sites and limited volunteer opportunities in December and January. Read on to learn about the holiday/winter schedule for our Community Market Farms, Farm Stand and volunteer drop-in hours.
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.
My name is Muriel Sterling, owner and operator of Sterling`s Family Child Care Facility here in Oakland. That’s one of my students and his mom on the cover of the City Slicker Farms’ Annual Report you received this summer! We’ve all been so inspired by our experience that I wanted to share our story with you.
Come and enjoy a Saturday afternoon with us, as we tour our largest Community Market Farm here in West Oakland. You'll get to see how we do things on the farm, learn more about City Slicker Farms and why we do what we do, and, most of all, meet other fantastic folks who share similar passions - growing yummy, fresh foods to name one.
Thanks to all of you and IKEA co-workers, City Slicker Farms WON the $10,000 in IKEA Products, Services And In-Kind Donations From IKEA Emeryville! We are so thrilled and so grateful to you all for voting for us. We can't wait to design with IKEA and then show you the pictures and invite you over when we're done.
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.
In 2013, 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:
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.
Recent blog posts
- Open Letter about Recent Projects at Fitzgerald and Union Plaza Parks
- Muriel's students love fresh veggies!
- City Slicker Farms' Supporters Voted...and We WON the IKEA Makeover!
- West Oakland’s Leaded Landscape: Making Tough Choices
- City Slicker Farms Breaks Ground on West Oakland Urban Farm and Park
- January 31, 2013: City Slicker Farms Groundbreaking Ceremony
- A Letter From a Future Food Leader
- Backyard gardener and mother, Gina Gold, shares her story with us and her family's favorite kale recipe
- Make a gift this season that will keep on growing!
- The 2010 Annual Report is here!