Nearby Three Part Harmony Farm is a 2 acre farm that began in 2011. It was established by Gail Taylor, who is dedicated to producing locally grown food without synthetic chemicals or genetically modified seeds. Check out this great write up on their blog that goes into detail about how Ms. Taylor got started and how she stays inspired.
With spring approaching, you may want to consider volunteering at the farm. There is even the opportunity to exchange work for vegetables for those committed to coming on a regular basis. From the volunteer page:
We take adult volunteers during the open hours anytime during the season. Please RSVP your first time so we know to expect you…All volunteers must arrive within the first two hours of our start time and plan to work at least 2 hours at a time. For example, between May and August we start at 8 am even on Saturdays. Please do not arrive past 10 am on those days. If you wanted to earn a share, you would need to arrive by 9 am to get in three hours of work on those Saturdays.
Make sure to check out all the details on the volunteer page. Three Part Harmony Farm is located at 3102 4th Street NE (on the property of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, near 4th and Michigan Ave, NE.)