Monthly Archives: May 2009

Arturo’s Pizzeria Harvests Their Own Vegetables


Dan Richer is the passionate and talented Chef Owner of Arturo’s Osteria and Pizzeria in Maplewood, NJ and a frequent supporter of Garden State Urban farms. A champion of local and seasonal cooking here in Northern New Jersey, on Saturdays they offer a 6-course tasting menu. One recent Saturday featured local vegetables from the Greenmarket at Union Square in New York. And you guessed it, this Saturday May 30th, they will present a menu featuring produce from your very own Garden State Urban Farms for $45. For reservations call 973-378-4500. If this Saturday doesn’t work for you, they are open 7 days a week and offer great tasting wood fired pizza and authentic Italian pastas, small plates, and salads. For more information visit their website at Support local!

Get Some Greens!

We have lots of Lettuce, Arugula, Kohlrabi, Collard Greens, Spring Onions, Swiss Chard, Spinach, and more ready to go! And of course everyone’s summer favorite, tomatoes, are in the ground and look set to shoot up. They may look small now, but before we know it they’ll be unwieldy and delicious.

Gramercy Tavern and Neighborhood Friends

Here at Garden State Urban Farms we have been lucky enough to have countless individuals help us along the way. Our friends spread the word, gave advice, and even dug in and got their hands dirty. This year has been no different. Just recently some of our new friends from Gramercy Tavern in New York City stopped by, and some of our old friends from the neighorhood have been around all over again. Gramercy helped out by planting our heirloom Tomatoes, while the kids were sowing some of our bean seeds. The folks from Gramercy Tavern even took back some things to put into service that very night!

The Farm Stand Is Now Open

We are now selling fresh Lettuce, Collards, Scallions, Broccoli, Arugula and more from our site at Washington and Spruce. Officially we are open for business from 3-7 Monday thru Fridays, and working out our weekend hours. So stop by, check out our progress, and take home a beautiful salad mix sometime this week.