SAGE is a multipronged economic development initiative with the goal of training and developing prospective urban agriculture entrepreneurs, or “agripreneurs.” Participants in the program receive education and training in farming and business practices that are both economically and environmentally sustainable.
Produce that will be available this Saturday include:
- Heirloom tomatoes
- Mixed heirloom peppers
- Rainbow swiss chard
- Hungarian wax peppers
- Cut flowers
The West Side Farmers Market is located at the corner of Washington Street West and Beatrice Street
The crops were cultivated at a micro-farm, also located on the West Side. The micro-farm, which was constructed by SAGE participants and volunteers, is where training for the program takes place.
SAGE aims to create economic opportunities and jobs for participants, while minimizing impact to the environment through sustainable agriculture practices and improving access to healthier food options.
SAGE is a program of Vision 2030, the Alliance’s 20-year economic development initiative.