Growing High Point Plants Herb Garden at food hall

High Point, NC — June 4, 2024 — Growing High Point, a local non-profit organization dedicated to urban agriculture and community development, is excited to announce the establishment of a vibrant herb garden at the Stock and Grain Assembly food hall. This initiative aims to enhance the culinary experience of visitors while promoting sustainability and community engagement.

The herb garden, located on the Cahoots patio of the food hall, will feature a diverse array of herbs including basil, rosemary, thyme, parsley and oregano. These fresh, locally grown herbs will be available for use by the food hall’s vendors, ensuring that patrons enjoy the freshest flavors in their meals. In addition, the garden will serve as an educational tool, showcasing the benefits of urban agriculture and encouraging local residents to consider growing their own herbs at home.

“We are thrilled to partner with Stock and Grain Assembly on this project,” said Jodi Sarver, Executive Director of Growing High Point. “This herb garden not only supports our mission to promote urban farming but also enhances the community’s connection to fresh, healthy, and locally sourced food.”

The installation of the herb garden is part of Growing High Point’s broader efforts to transform vacant lots into productive green spaces. By integrating agriculture into urban settings, the organization aims to improve access to fresh produce, support local businesses, and foster a sense of community.

Two of Growing High Point’s youth employees, Noah McCall and James Ingram, worked with Farm to Table Coordinator Amanda Mitchell and AmeriCorps VISTA Dani Rubio to install the raised beds. The Growing High Point team will continue to oversee the planting and the maintenance of the garden. Planter materials were sourced locally from Soviero’s Tri-County Garden Center in High Point.

Stock and Grain Assembly, known for its diverse range of culinary offerings, is an ideal location for this project. The food hall’s commitment to sustainability and local sourcing aligns perfectly with Growing High Point’s vision. The collaboration is expected to inspire other businesses and community members to adopt similar practices.

About Growing High Point:

Founded in 2016 as an initiative of the Hayden-Harman Foundation, Growing High Point became a 501(c)3 in 2019. GHP works to transform disadvantaged neighborhoods by converting vacant lots to urban agriculture, increasing economic mobility by fostering small business development, increasing fresh food availability in neighborhoods, and engaging residents in building a shared sense of purpose and possibility in their neighborhoods.

Growing High Point works to expand and improve our local food system to increase access to, and availability of, locally-produced agricultural products, develop strategies for value-added agricultural production, and deepen collaboration throughout our local food system in an effort to improve resiliency and create community green spaces that improve overall mental and physical health.

Growing High Point introduced the Growdega, Growing High Point’s mobile grocery store, to fight the nutritional problems related to food deserts. They take the mobile store, stock it with fresh fruits and vegetables, and provide access that many areas are lacking. 

For more information about Growing High Point’s initiatives, please contact:

Jodi Sarver

Executive Director, Growing High Point

Phone: (336) 848-1516

Email: [email protected]

About Stock and Grain Assembly:

About Stock + Grain Assembly: Stock + Grain Assembly is a food hall comprised of eight independently owned food concepts and two bars (a centrally located craft bar and a unique outdoor bar). It is also home to the Carolina Core FC Merch Store. The food hall is located at 275 North Elm. With unparalleled access to foot traffic from Truist Point Stadium and the Festival Plaza, the 12,000-square-foot modern marketplace is central to the High Point community and an amenity to the revitalized downtown. Happenings at the Food Hall can be followed on social media and at

For more information about Stock + Grain Assembly Food Hall, please contact:

Elizabeth Johnson

Community Relations + Events Manager

Phone: (336) 688-7885

Email: [email protected]