Support Brookwood Community Farm to help send locally grown vegetables to local food banks
Brookwood Community Farm offers ten ways to get involved
Buy a pair of glasses from Warby Parker and they donate a pair to a person in need, purchase a pair of Tom’s shoes and they donate a pair to an impoverished child. Purchase vegetables from Brookwood Community Farm and locally grown vegetables are distributed to local food banks.
Brookwood Community Farm is a non-profit, working farm at the base of great Blue Hill on the border between Milton and Canton, MA. Farm members are united by a shared passion for sustainable agriculture, fresh local food, and a commitment to increasing access to healthy food. Brookwood grows food sustainably for members through a community supported agriculture (CSA) model, provides on-farm educational and community-building opportunities, and actively supports food access projects.
Brookwood Community Farm’s mission is to build a farm-centered community that members call their own. The farm is helping ensure that all individuals have access to healthy, fresh and affordable foods through the development of new markets in underserved communities and through relationships with local hunger relief organizations. The Brookwood Community Farm grows food on 8 acres situated on three sites: at the Blue Hills Reservation maintained by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, at the Bradley Estate owned by the Trustees of Reservations and at Eustis Estate owned by Historic New England. All sites have been farmed for generations. In 2006, an 8 member Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program was created to support farming activities on the original 1-acre site at ”Brookwood Farm” in the Blue Hills. The membership has grown to reach over 250 families.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) refers to a model of farming in which farmers sell harvest shares directly to people in the local community. The CSA represents a direct connection between consumers and farmers, and a shared commitment – shareholders commit to the farm for the season, sharing in the risks of unpredictable growing conditions and the benefits of abundant harvests of sustainably grown, local food. By paying for a share of the harvest up front, members provide farmers with a secure customer base and resources to invest in seeds and supplies. In exchange, farmers commit to doing their utmost to provide their shareholders with the best quality and most nutritious food around.
As a non-profit, Brookwood Community Farm needs the continuous support of the community to continue to successfully operate the farm. There are numerous opportunities for neighbors to get involved with growing and harvesting produce, sharing in the community and its mission. All of these can be found on our website: www.BrookwoodCommunityFarm.org, you can also follow us on Facebook @brookwoodcommunityfarm and Instagram @brookwood_farm.
Ten ways to get involved with Brookwood:
- Purchase your CSA share: Summer CSA Share (June 19 to Sept 23) runs for 14 weeks; Fall CSA Share (September 25 to November 17) runs for 8 weeks; fruit shares and half shares are also available.
- Become a member of Brookwood to stay informed about upcoming events, harvest bags and cooking classes.
- Make a tax-deductible donation to Brookwood’s food access fund which is used to grow produce for local food pantries or CSA fund used to provide CSA shares to families in need.
- Donate your time by volunteering at the farm. Many opportunities are available and can be found on the calendar on our website.
- Sign-up for a workshare. You make a weekly commitment to working in the fields, at CSA
pickup, or at the Roslindale Farmers Market and get paid in vegetables!
- Come to the Brookwood Plant Sale May 19-20 where you can purchase vegetable and flower seedlings grown at Brookwood for use in your own home garden.
- Shop for yourself at the Brookwood stand at the Roslindale Farmers Market on Saturdays starting in June.
- Join our cooking classes to get inspired by local chefs and learn more ways to cook healthy food.
- Shop for produce for Thanksgiving and winter storage on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
- Enjoy time outdoors with your family and friends in this beautiful setting by visiting one of the farm sites.
For more information:
Please visit their website here: http://brookwoodcommunityfarm.org/