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Companies cultivating urban-farming initiatives

Inspecting a Roxbury lot are Glynn Lloyd, of City Fresh Foods, and Margaret Connors, a public-school wellness coordinator, who started City Growers.

He was hardly the only one with that idea. Margaret Connors, a public-school wellness coordinator, was concerned that school meals had so little local food. She met Lloyd when City Fresh catered meals after her school’s kitchen broke down. They started talking, and together they hatched a for-profit, urban-farming company dedicated to providing farm-to-table produce, creating jobs, and bringing vacant neighborhood land back into productive use. They call it City Growers.

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