We believe that farming involves more than growing food.
We're active members of our local community, working with other individuals, organizations and institutions to support those in need and to make our collective future more compassionate and resilient. From supporting local food banks to growing food for local school districts to using our platform as food growers to educate others, we believe that collaboration builds stronger communities.
Improving Food Access
We proudly donate produce to those in need and we have an on-going partnership with local school districts and their food service professionals to provide school-aged children with fresh, local produce. Everyone deserves to eat healthy beautiful food! These organizations include:
- Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center
- New London School System and the Brigaid: Chefs in Schools program
- Groton Public Schools
Agricultural, Food & Environmental outreach
Education and outreach is a cornerstone of being a good, responsible farmer. We regularly work with schools and organizations to help with food and garden projects. Currently, we work closely with our neighbor, the Waterford Country School, to grow and support its farm initiatives. We have also been fortunate to sit on panel discussions and participate in workshops and seminars on topics related to food, farming and the environment.
CSA Shares for Families in need
We recognize that being a member of a CSA may not be the most economically feasible option for all families. But, each year, we accept donations to support the purchase of full and half-shares for local individuals and families in need. In the past, we have worked to make our food accessible to single mothers and caregivers as well as to local military families. Members of our CSA program have an opportunity to make a donation to the Family In Need Fund, and, we gladly accept contributions from non-members to go toward this important effort. All people deserve to eat well!