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Old 06-29-2017, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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What is the largest city with agricultural/farmland in the city boundaries.

The largest one in Washington would be Vancouver with a population of 174,826.

Here are what the farms looks like.
https://www.google.com/maps/@45.6582...2!8i6656?hl=en
https://www.google.com/maps/@45.6751...2!8i6656?hl=en

So as you can see I'm talking about real rural farms, not some hobby garden patches in peoples backyards, or a field of ponies/alpacas owned by retired rich people, but actual real productive industrial scale farms.

So what's the largest such city in your state? Or perhaps you don't have any cities with farmland inside their boundaries?
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Old 06-29-2017, 08:09 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Found a place in Sacramento proper: https://goo.gl/maps/ufRajhjwU7N2

I suspect Los Angeles and San Jose might also have farmland in their city limits but I couldn't find any.
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Old 06-29-2017, 10:36 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Some of Detroit's decayed, abandoned neighborhoods are being turned into farmland. There are plans for increased food self-sufficiency within the city. These farms are more than "urban gardens" and actually grow a significant amount of food crops.

10 Detroit Urban Farms Rooting Goodness Into The City

Urban farms flourish, but neighbors feel growing pains

I believe Jacksonville may also have farmland within the city simply because its city limits are so huge and most of it is not very urbanized.
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Old 06-29-2017, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Some of Detroit's decayed, abandoned neighborhoods are being turned into farmland. There are plans for increased food self-sufficiency within the city. These farms are more than "urban gardens" and actually grow a significant amount of food crops.

10 Detroit Urban Farms Rooting Goodness Into The City

Urban farms flourish, but neighbors feel growing pains

I believe Jacksonville may also have farmland within the city simply because its city limits are so huge and most of it is not very urbanized.
Not exactly what I had in mind initially, but as long as they produce sufficient amount of food and is sold in farmers markets/grocery stores than I suppose they count to.
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Old 06-29-2017, 11:40 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Probably shouldn't count, but NYC has this.
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Old 06-30-2017, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Sorry, we just have solar farms and a pig farm. Yes, a real pig farm in Vegas and I'm not talking about the "street walkers"
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Old 06-30-2017, 03:31 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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There is certainly a lot of farmland in ABQ but I wouldn't count it among the largest cities. Largest 50 maybe...
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Old 06-30-2017, 03:58 AM
 
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The southern areas of VA Beach in the Pungo area. The total population of the city is around 450,000.
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Old 06-30-2017, 04:31 AM
 
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Davenport, Iowa fits the criteria but obviously isn't the largest.
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Old 06-30-2017, 05:26 AM
 
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The U of MN campus in St Paul (not the main campus) has a bunch of crop land right in the middle of residential neighborhoods for the agriculture school.
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