Food Access

We are committed to providing access to organically grown food to everyone in our community, including those experiencing food insecurity. During our CSA growing season, we are fortunate to collaborate with Foodlink, Common Good Cooperatives, and the Boston Area Gleaners to fulfill that promise.

Access to fresh organic produce is not something that’s easy to come by for people in need. Foodlink has an incredibly efficient model that picks up food donations and matches availability to need across 30 different social service organizations (including Lex Eat Together, right in town!)

Foodlink operates 7 days a week, 363 days a year and distributes food to over 5,000 individuals every month. Every one of our CSA program’s twenty weeks, Foodlink recovers donated and unclaimed shares alongside any crop surplus and brings our vegetables to the people who need it most.

The Common Good Project is an urban farm co-op for women cross-class, race, and culture, with a focus on inclusion for lower resourced women of color.  They are the first Producer Cooperative for generational African American women in New England. The Common Good Project believes in the importance of local food and farms not just for nutrition, but for environmental sustainability, and community. Through economic development models based in systems of access to fresh hyperlocal healthy foods, innovation, and place-making, The Common Good Project joins women across our region in seeding health, community and belonging, for us all.

Boston Area Gleaners organizes volunteer trips to local farms to harvest high-quality fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste. They distribute the nutritious produce to agencies serving families facing food insecurity.

 

We also accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and provide Healthy Incentive Program benefits in the farm stand!

We are proud grant recipients through the Foundation for Metrowest’s 2018 Hunger Relief Fund.  See their website www.foundationformetrowest.org to learn more about the Foundation’s work.