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Preliminary mock-up of 93 Cranston Street, by Bourne Avenue Capital Partners.

Urban Greens Food Co-op will be locating our future grocery store at 93 Cranston Street, the site of the old Louttit Laundry building. The co-op will be the anchor commercial tenant in a mixed use development including 39 residential units--8 of which will be "low-income" housing and 31 will be for "work force" housing. Urban Greens will be the sole commercial tenant, occupying 8000 sq ft of ground floor retail space in one of the two buildings.

Community Investment Campaign Begins

Your Store, Your Investment

A unique way to earn a return on investment and support your community.

Help Make Urban Greens Shovel Ready

We're ready to go: Urban Greens has found a Providence home at 93 Cranston Street. With our dedicated development team, groundbreaking is set for Fall 2016. Now let's join together and open the doors!

We need your leadership and resources where they matter--feeding your families with healthy food, supporting your local farmers and producers, and working toward a robust and sustainable Rhode Island food economy.

Urban Greens is ready to be an anchor community business:

  • A leader in local sourcing
  • Dedicated to being inclusive: from leadership and hiring, to local food sourcing, to our Food For All program
  • Offering farmers market quality, 7 days a week

An opportunity to invest where you live and see your investment grow.

  • Minimum 2% annual interest rate
  • May redeem after 7 years at full value
  • May redeem after 12 years at 120% of full value
  • Interest accrues during any unpaid year


How much needs to be raised?
$600,000 in investments from the community.

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[Recipe] 2016 Pie Contest Winner!

We are super excited to try the 2016 Urban Greens Annual Pie Contest winning recipe! Congratulations to member Elizabeth Gates who made the winning pie!

Run for the Roses Chocolate Pecan Pie! Your favorite crust for 9-inch pie 8 tablespoons butter (melted) 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon bourbon 1 cup light Karo syrup 1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed) 1/2 cup white sugar 1 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat the butter, eggs, vanilla and bourbon. Add the Karo and the sugars and mix. Stir in pecans and chocolate. Pour into a 9-inch pie shell. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the pie becomes firm in the middle.

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[EVENT] 3/16/16 Knife Skills Demo



Urban Greens Food Co-op members Chef Norbert Klotz and Chef Deb Fernandez of My Chef Lara will guide participants in finding the correct grip and proper positioning for the best cuts, and explain fundamental cuts to increase speed and ensure consistency. Participants will learn how to cut onions and other vegetables most effectively, as well as precise cuts such as julienne and brunoise.


Participants are asked to bring a 6”, 8” or 10” chef knife if they have one, otherwise one will be provided.

*Class size is limited to 10 and registration is required.


Urban Greens Member-Made Food Demo: Knife Skills Class

with Chef Norbert and Chef Deb of My Chef Lara


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