Common Roots Urban Farm

Farm Description

Common Roots Urban Farm is located in the Broadway Fillmore Neighborhood of Buffalo, NY and sits on approximately 1 acre of land. The farm began in 2012 growing diversified vegetables on ¼ acre of cultivated land and has marketed to a small CSA and local restaurants. We are now establishing grapevines, red raspberries, and rhubarb plants as well as expanding a perennial herb and flower garden. Serviceberry and Elderberry trees are planted throughout the land and a small orchard with young apple, cherry, pear, and peach trees was planted in 2014.

2016 was our best season yet, despite the drought. We had a wonderful CSA, a bounty of veggies, and somehow found the time to build a farmstand and a hoophouse! This fall we tilled up new land and nearly doubled the size of cultivated land.

Stay tuned for CSA info for the 2017 season.

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Who Runs the Farm

Terra Dumas, owner of the farm,  is a native of Buffalo. In 2008 she moved to Maine to apprentice on a 4 acre farm, went on to manage a 1 acre diversified farm and ended her time there with a ¼ ace farm on leased land. After 3 years in Maine she moved back to Buffalo with every intention of starting an urban farm. With the support of a great network of urban growers (Farmer Pirates Co-op), Common Roots Urban Farm was born just one year after her return. She now owns a house a few doors from the farm, where she also raises hens and bees.

Josh Poodry is the new farm partner for 2016!! Josh, also from the Buffalo area, currently runs Re-Form Landscaping.

Farm Sales
Produce grown at Common Roots Urban Farm is available through:

  • CSA shares
  • Farm stand
  • Restaurant sales

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