PCC Austin Farm was PCC's first urban farm, creating during a time where health centers were beginning to look at access to healthy foods in a new way. Our farm is part of a movement in Chicago. Read more here...
Chicago, IL – For the seventh year, the PCC Austin Farm Stand will sell low-priced, organically grown produce in the Austin community. These fresh vegetables are harvested locally, from the PCC Austin Farm. Beginning June 6, visitors can choose among a variety of seasonal items, including lettuce, scallions, garlic, kale, and mustard and collard greens.
Chicago, IL – On May 16, 2017, PCC Community Wellness Center (PCC) participated in “On the Table,” an annual forum designed by The Chicago Community Trust to elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships, and inspire collaborative action across the region.
Chicago, IL – The PCC Austin farm will be hosting Women and Herbs, a free community workshop on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to plant their own seedlings, learn about how to use herbs for health and wellness, and tour the farm.
Chicago, IL – The PCC Austin Farm at PCC Community Wellness Center (PCC) is launching its third season of urban gardening workshops to encourage residents of the Austin community to grow their own fruits and vegetables for a healthier lifestyle. Held conveniently during lunchtime, the Lunch & Learn workshops teach individuals how to grow local, sustainable produce using organic practices. Sessions are free and open to the community. The first session of the season will be held on Thursday, March 23.
Chicago, IL – June 13, 2016 – The PCC Austin Farm Stand is back for another season of fresh, affordable produce in the Austin community. During this season’s kickoff on June 7, PCC Community Wellness Center (PCC) unveiled its new farm logo, designed by William Barker from Austin Multiplex High School. As the first place winner of PCC’s art contest, Barker was awarded a $700 scholarship. Two other students from the same school, Ebony White and Jacquan Johnson, second and third place winners respectively, were presented with $350 scholarships.
Chicago, IL –The PCC Austin Farm is preparing to launch its farm stand’s sixth season on June 7. In addition to counseling patients about the benefits of healthy eating, PCC Community Wellness Center (PCC) is also providing easy access to produce within the Austin community. Produce grown on the farm will be harvested and sold at the PCC Austin Farm Stand. First harvest picks include mustard and collard greens, kale, lettuce, scallions, and garlic.
Chicago, IL – PCC Community Wellness Center’s (PCC) community farm, the PCC Austin Farm invites 14 to 18 year-old students who attend high school or live in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood to participate in a contest to redesign the farm’s reusable tote bag. The student with the winning design will receive a $700 scholarship. Students with second and third place entries will each receive a $350 scholarship.
Chicago, IL - Yesterday PCC Community Wellness Center (PCC) held a groundbreaking ceremony for its latest project to improve health outcomes—the PCC Austin Community Farm. Located in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood in an 8,000-square-foot lot across the street from PCC Austin Family Health Center, the farm was made possible by a $350,000 grant from the Humana Foundation. PCC is partnering with the Chicago Botanic Garden, which will provide participants from its urban agricultural program, Windy City Harvest, to install and maintain the farm.
Oak Park, IL - PCC Austin Produce Market's fifth season begins on Tuesday, June 2 with a new twist: organically grown produce grown on-site by PCC Community Wellness Center (PCC). Instead of simply telling patients to eat well, the community health center is providing easy access to produce within the Austin community. Produce grown on the farm will be harvested and sold at the market. First harvest picks will include mustard and collard greens, kale, radishes, lettuce, and scallions.