Today, Frank Ferragine (AKA Frankie Flowers) officially launched Elevated Eats here at Yorkdale! This urban farm is currently contained in crates that can eventually be relocated to a larger growing area at Yorkdale after the first growing season.
Elevated Eats will produce more than 30 varieties of seasonal vegetables and fruits including green beans, swiss chard, cucumbers, eggplant, kale, lettuce, pea shoots, sweet peppers, hot peppers and tomatoes. Herbs such as basil, chives, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, and thyme will also be grown. When it reaches its full capacity, the Elevated Eats space will eventually be able to supply Yorkdale restaurants with produce for their menus. Produce from the first season of Elevated Eats will be donated to local food banks.
For updates on the garden, follow Elevated Eats Yorkdale on Twitter & Instagram
This urban farm is a partnership between Frankie Flowers, Yorkdale Shopping Centre along with IFCO, Scotts Miracle Gro Canada, Bonnie Plants Canada and Southwest Greens.