US (CA): Urban farm that combines affordable housing opens

A new farm is now open in one of the busiest areas in the South Bay. Officials say it's the largest urban farm in the state, calling it "a first-of-its-kind space." The site is located on North Winchester Boulevard in Santa Clara near the border of San Jose.

The farm boasts crops like sweet potato, parsley, bell peppers, and much more, growing just a short walk away from Westfield Valley Fair mall and Santana Row in the South Bay. It's called Agrihood.

"This is the first urban Agrihood in a city of this size in any city in this country, and it's got an agricultural working farm here," said Kirk Vartan, a driving force behind the beginnings of the farm.

More than a farm, Agrihood is also the site of affordable housing with a focus on senior and veteran residents. It provides not just a place to live and access produce but also a community with farmers' markets and gardening lessons.


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