Food Access and Community Outreach

FRIENDS OF NORWELL FOOD PANTRY

Each season, Norwell Farms CSA donates over 1,000 pounds of fresh produce to the Norwell Food Pantry.

 

BLUE BARN FARM SHARE PROGRAM

Norwell Farms is a participating farm in the Blue Barn Farm Share Program.  Their mission is to provide families with no fee, farm food while providing local farms market rate compensation for the food they grow. 

The program is available to residents of South Eastern Massachusetts who live at or below 200 % of the federal poverty income limit.  More information and eligibility requirements.

RAISED BED GARDEN INSTALLATIONS

In 2014, Norwell Farms installed a raised-bed vegetable garden for residents at the Friends of the South Shore Homess shelter in Norwell.  Our volunteers taught the residents how to plant, tend to and harvest produce from their garden.  Residents were also welcomed to the farm for several events geared for children, including a special story time and tour as well as free entrance to Norwell Day in the fall.

If you would like more information about our raised bed garden installation program, please email Nikki at nikki@norwellfarms.org

 

NORWELL SEED LENDING LIBRARY

The Norwell Seed Lending Library is a collaboration of Norwell Farms and the Norwell Public Library. Norwell residents can check out seeds from the Seed Lending Library and grow them in their garden. As with any library program, you have to save seeds from your garden and bring them back in the fall for others to use the following year.