Wilson Street Urban Farm, located in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood, is Farmer Pirates longest-running member. The farm covers 25 city lots, or about 2 acres. Sixty raised beds were used initially, however, the farm is transitioning to in-ground planting. A crop rotation system to promote healthy soil utilizes ten fields, each 30ft x 50ft. A hoop house is used to grow winter crops, extend the primary growing season and boost growth for heat-loving crops in the summer. This year the farm will experiment with small, mobile hoop houses to extend these benefits to additional crops in a flexible manner. Click here to see photos of the Wilson Street Urban Farm
Who Runs the Farm
The Stevens Family, Buffalo’s country bumpkins. Before moving to Buffalo in 2007 the family learned to live off the land with a lifestyle of self-reliance. Since moving to the city they’ve adapted those skills and lifestyle to an urban setting. The Stevens’ success with the Wilson Street Urban Farm has led them to become role models in a growing trend toward urban homesteading.
With nine members in the family almost half of what’s grown at the farm is used to feed the household year round.
Produce grown at Wilson Street Urban Farm is available through:
- CSA shares (none available in 2014)
- Farm stand
- Restaurant sales
Farm Stand Hours
Beginning July 1, Saturdays from 10:30am-12:30am
During the growing season volunteer days are the second Saturday of each month. Check the farm’s website for more information and to confirm schedule or cancellation.
Wilson Street Urban Farm.