thissell Grow garden
505 Thissell Street, High point, NC
You may have seen him around High Point with his little yorkie Dakota, Andre was born and raised in High Point and has been gardening for 9 years. He started working on the Thissell Grow Urban Farm in February 2018 under his enterprise Drozik’s Produce. With the help of our amazing volunteers, he built 18 raised beds and a small greenhouse on Thissell Street.
From his first “Wow! this will actually grow” experience planting vegetables in his backyard, he has been excited about growing fresh, local vegetables. It doesn’t take much time being around Andre to see that he is passionate about people and about sharing his excitement for urban farming with them. He has already seen the impact that lessons learned in a garden can have on children while urban farming at Thissell Grow Garden and Garden in The Hood. He hopes to make Thissell Grow Urban Farm just as much about those lessons of patience, respect, and responsibility as it is about growing fresh, local produce.
Thissell Grow Urban Farm
505 Thissell Street, High Point, NC
What is being grown
Andre grows a wide variety of mixed greens, such as mustard, collards, lettuces and spinach. He also grows onions, radishes, lettuce, peas, and beets for his Spring crops. In the Summer, he will grow salsa ingredients, including a variety of tomatoes and peppers, as well as a variety of squash.
Market location & Times
High Point Farmers Market
901 N. Main Street
1700 E. Green Drive