Welcome to our Farm
The Brookwood Community Farm is a working farm and education center located in Milton and Canton, MA. The farm is dedicated to preserving historic farmland through sustainable agricultural production that improves access to healthy, affordable, freshly grown fruits and vegetables in urban communities. The farm operates a community supported agriculture program, sells produce at local farmers markets and provides on-farm employment, educational and volunteer opportunities to members of the surrounding communities. Although Brookwood Community Farm is not organic certified, we follow the Northeast Organic Farmer’s Association organic pledge, which outlines the environmentally and socially sustainable practices we follow.
Brookwood is hiring! We’re searching for a number of awesome folks to join our team including an education and volunteer coordinator, farmer’s market assistants, and field crew members. Learn more about the jobs here!
Spring Food Access Fundraiser at ester
Please join us at Ester on March 26th for a great night of delicious food, tasty drinks, and good company- all to support Brookwood’s Food Access Programs. 100% of the money raised will go toward supporting our food access work in our community- come be a part of helping to provide local, organically grown food to our neighbors in need.
In addition, we’ll have some great raffles for you to enter- gift certificates for local restaurants, local eggs & honey- and many more prizes! We hope to see you there!
What ARE Brookwood’s Food Access Programs?
In 2014, Brookwood continued its food access work, donating over $32,000 of fresh food through a wide variety of partnerships and food outlets. Thanks to our members, our CSA fund (supported by member contributions) provided fully-subsidized CSA shares to four low-income families.
We hope to exceed these numbers in 2015 with your help.
Brookwood provides regular donations to six food pantries and family shelters in Boston, Canton, Quincy and Milton, including the Germantown Neighborhood Center Food Pantry in Quincy, Rosie’s Place in Boston, Canton Food Pantry, Milton Food Pantry, Roslindale Food Pantry, and Haitian American Public Health Initiative in Mattapan.
Brookwood is to growing our relationship with the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition by offering a weekly farm stand outside the Mattapan Health Center. Farm staff delivers food weekly to the farm stand and high school students learned how to run a farm stand. The students benefit from learning valuable job skills and the community benefited from being able to buy affordable fresh vegetables locally.
Who: You! Please feel free to invite any of your friends or colleagues who would enjoy eating & drinking at a local place while supporting food access for people in our community!
What: An event to support Brookwood’s food access programs- 100% of money raised goes toward supporting our food access programs.
Where: ester, 2261 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA. Parking is available on street as well as at the Meetinghouse Bank parking lot located across the street on Richmond Street.
When: March 26th, 6:30-9:30pm. Please note this is a casual event, so please feel free to come anytime during our event hours.
Why: To support food access in our community!
How: Tickets are $50 each- we’ll provide lots of yummy food for you to nosh on while enjoying the great atmosphere of ester. Cash bar. To purchase, please click on the Buy Now button below!