There are more and more local initiatives for urban agriculture. Urban farms and restaurants with their own vegetable gardens are examples of this.
Urban farms, such as the Hoeve Biesland in Delft, are part of the green recreational network. Here recreation, food production and organic agricultural management are integrated.
Urban farms can fulfill various roles, such as:
- stock breeding and dairy production,
- growing fruits and vegetables,
- ornamental plant cultivation,
- patient care farms,
- cultivating mushrooms, and
- U-pick farms.