The farm is committed to promoting access to our healthy, locally grown food for all community members. We achieve this goal through donations to area food pantries and through establishing affordable, innovative retail distribution strategies in under-served neighborhoods.
In 2010 we donated over $20,000 of produce to five area food pantries including the Greater Boston Food Bank, Milton Food Pantry, Grow a Row for Haiti Food Pantry in Mattapan, Rosies Place and the Quincy Food Bank.
We have partnered with the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition to bring Brookwood produce to the Mattapan community through the establishment of a new farmers market in Mattapan. This market was one of the first Boston markets to accept SNAP benefits (food stamps) and participates in State programs to provide produce vouchers to low-income seniors and WIC recipients.
In 2011 we launched a new affordable produce market at Mattapan’s Gallivan public housing complex. The project, called The Good Food Market at Gallivan, offers residents a grocery bag of produce for just $5 through a weekly farm stand. Customers are also able to use EBT/SNAP (food stamps) and through a program sponsored by the City of Boston, receive 50% discount on purchases made with EBT.