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What You'll Get
Vegetables are the anti-zombie, rising out of the ground to demand we devour their artichoke hearts and cauliflower brains. Hunt down some new green friends with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a large basket of local, seasonal, and sustainably grown produce from Growing Power (up to a $60 value). Baskets can be picked up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following Saturdays:
- September 24
- October 1
- October 8
- October 15
- October 22
- October 29
- November 5
- November 12
- November 19
Through vibrant urban farms and dedicated advocacy work, Growing Power generates sustainable city-born food production and a food-secure community surrounding it. The immense basket of vegetables and other produce, which varies based on the selected pick-up date, can feed legions at once or a health-conscious family during the course of about a week. Roast a fragrant pan of root vegetables such as turnips, beets, or onions, perfumed by the fresh herbs also nestled in the basket, or sauté a potent plate of nutrition with braising greens such as kale and collards. The generous veggie haul bursts with possibilities of dinner parties, pots and pantries stuffed with home-canned goods, or a new chess opponent sculpted out of sprouts. Each seasonal vegetable, yanked out of worm-purified local soil, hums with nutrition. All crops grow from chemically untreated seeds, and during their life on Growing Power's Iron Street Farm, receive tender attention from six hives of hardworking honeybees.
Growing Power rears its produce in lush compost- and worm-enriched soil on the South Side. By growing plants exclusively in raised beds, the garden mavens evade both the thieving hands of underground mole people and possible soil contaminants, instead fueling veggies with a controlled and healthy environment that transfers ample nutrition into local bellies. While not certified organic, the group eschews pesticides and unnatural chemicals and attempts to go beyond burdensome labels by developing sustainable food-production methods. The farm’s crop-centric activities impact more than local kitchens, as Growing Power offers community workshops, advocates for agricultural policy change, and instills valuable job and life skills in local youths.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for pickup on 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, and 11/19 from 9AM-1PM. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Growing Power
Will Allen has worn many hats in his lifetime. The son of a sharecropper, he founded his urban farming foundation Growing Power in 1993 after a brief career in professional basketball, going on to earn a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and a spot on Time magazine's Top 100 of 2010 list. From Milwaukee to Chicago, his city farms thrive, tended by a volunteer team of all ages who gain the all-too-uncommon satisfaction of knowing the "who, when, where, and how" of their vegetables’ origins. Besides providing the seeds, tools, and educational resources to green the thumbs of any willing student, the farms also foster community bonds by filling the pantries of select local restaurants and locavore squirrels.