A lot of farmers have been springing up across the country, and of course, farming has been around since the dawn of civilization. Some people realize that it’s too noisy in the city and decide to hack it on their farm where they raise cattle, poultry, and all sorts of farm animals. Their primary objective will be to grow crops, veggies of all kinds and sell them at farmers markets and grocery stores. This is how they make a living. And farming isn’t as primitive as before, scientists and inventors have come up with technologies that make farming life much more comfortable and less worrisome. But there is indeed a lot of work involved. And many cities truly have adopted a pro-agriculture ordinance that provides a blueprint for a new economic future which is indeed grounded in the sustainable production of food. Here is a list of a few of those cities:

Austin, Texas provide more than 100,000 pounds of amazingly fresh produce annually. The YMCA gardening project dates back to 1975, and of course, the fast-growing city is no stranger at all to some sustainable thinking.

Detroit, Michigan, being one of the wealthiest cities in the US, saw a peak in population in the year 1950 coming in at 1.8 million people. In the span of sixty years, the population has considerably declined by a smashing 60% to just about 7,15,000 people in the year 2010. The immense vacant land has left a lot of space for farming activities in the city itself. They focus on producing local food and now the city is home to 1400 community gardens growing edible food, as well as so many farmers markets.

Portland, Oregon has just about 30 farmers markets which pump out amazingly fresh produce, 22 acres of community gardens completely dedicated to producing veggies of all kinds. There are so many small farms just outside the city which do indeed provide a local food economy.

Cleveland, Ohio’s agricultural sector has considerably gained serious momentum in the recent years. They began adopting a green space policy in the year 2005. Their farming activities have surely been thriving and resilient.

Chicago, Illinois adopted an urban agricultural policy and gained permits in the year 2011, to practice farming activities within the city limits. This includes roof gardens, apiaries, huge farmers markets, community gardens which produce all kinds of vegetables and fruits. All of these make Chicago a healthy and safe place to live and work. They have around 70 food trucks, 25 amazing markets and many places that sell produce year round. They also have 65 urban farms and gardens which promote urban agriculture and an ever growing and evergreen bounty of restaurants with rooftop gardens.

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