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 300 income-eligible families a month. Our Mobile Market distributes our produce at four Needham Housing Authority sites.
We have a 40-share CSA distributed on Tuesdays and Fridays 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...
Needham Community Farm programs and partnerships have included:
Dozens of students from local schools earn their Community Service Learning credits by volunteering at the farm.
Support of the agricultural program at the Charles River Center in Needham.
Gardening education at the Pollard Middle School.
Support of gardening activities at Needham Public housing sites.
Nutritional education programs at the Center at the Heights.
Volunteer visits from local corporate groups.
Please explore our website! We hope you'll join us at the farm.