Our mission is to deepen our community's connection to nature, our food system and each other. We focus on three intertwined program areas:
Providing farm-based educational opportunities for learning about sustainable growing and nutrition.
Increasing access to healthy produce for those in our community who experience food insecurity.
Building community through volunteerism.
We provide fresh, healthy, sustainably grown produce to the Needham Community Council Food Pantry, serving over 200 income-eligible families a month. Our Mobile Markets distribute our produce at four Needham Housing Authority sites. Harvests take place on Tuesdays and Fridays.
We have a 20-share CSA distributed weekly from June through October.
We offer multi-generational educational opportunities to the community, including our popular gardening classes. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals or families.
We welcome volunteers throughout the growing season to help with all aspects of the work on our farm.
We grow at two sites - our primary site off Pine St., and our pilot site in front of the Newman Elementary School.
And There's More...
Our bi-weekly drop-offs supply more than 60 % of the total fresh produce received by the Needham Community Council Food Pantry. We work closely with Food Pantry clients to determine preferences and needs. Our produce is labeled in English, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Russian and Spanish.
We support gardening activities at the Captain Robert Cook Drive and Linden Chambers federal public housing communities. We also support gardening and garden education at Pollard Middle School.
During the 2017 growing season over 175 individuals of all ages volunteered at the farm.
Please explore our website! We hope you'll join us at the farm.