Grow your own

Young Urban Farmers

More urban farming innovation! This is a Canadian venture founded last year by three young Queen’s University grads, Young Urban Farmers is a new Toronto-based venture that lets consumers enjoy home-grown vegetables without having to do the gardening themselves.

Young Urban Farmers specializes in edible vegetable gardening, with a focus on organics. The company’s YUF garden service can set up either raised garden beds or direct in-ground gardens, both complete with all the materials necessary. Soil mix, transplants and seeds, garden tags and stakes are all supplied; optional extras include trellises, shiitake mushroom logs, worm composters and education kits. All customers need do, then, is specify what they hope to grow and choose between YUF’s basic service option — which includes an initial garden setup, a gardening instruction manual and a mid-summer checkup — or the full service option, which includes ongoing maintenance roughly twice a week.

Our crates would be a perfect complement to their range and support the concept brilliantly!