Another project is in the works, Roe Parker, Anderson Park Friends, Inc. president told the Observer.
A market garden will be located on the 805 Union Road property in a 12-acre space, which includes the potential two-acre Oregon Area Food Pantry garden right next to the road.
Parker said the organization has started the initial planning process for the farm, which will likely comprise of patches of land for gardeners and farmers to lease. Once they lease the land, they can grow whatever crops and plants they choose to sell for a profit “without interference.”
He said APF would provide varying levels of support, one means possibly including hoop houses on the farm property. APF would also provide facilities like its Kubota tractor and other supplies.
The strategy for the market farm is to create an action plan this year and implement a pilot garden project in 2020, according to a June APF mail newsletter.
The organization will partner with Dane County Parks, UW-Extension and Community Groundworks for the project.