We are excited to announce that we are now accepting orders on our online store for our annual plant sale! Come join GTC and the Springfield Food Policy Council on Saturday, May 11 for our annual Plant Sale and Gardener's Gathering, to be held this year at GTC's Farm on 200 Walnut St. in Springfield.
To order your plants in advance and get exactly what you want, click HERE. All orders due by April 28.
We have a wide selection of healthy vegetable and fruit starts (young plants ready to go in the ground) available, along with many herbs and flowers.
Prices range from $2.00 - $4.00 for seedlings, and just $25.00 for a beautiful, overflowing hanging basket.
NEW offerings this year: Cauliflower, Celery, Rainbow Swiss Chard, Leeks, Poblano Peppers, Rosa Bianca Eggplant, White Star Eggplant, Chocolate Mint and many more! We are also offering many of last year's favorites, such as Gandules, Aji Dulce, Kale, Sungold Cherry Tomatoes, and Lavender!
If you would like to pay with EBT, a check, or cash, download THIS FORM. For folks paying with a check, please mail your form and payment to our office. For folks paying with EBT or cash, please bring your form and payment to our farm stand at 200 Maple St. on Wednesday or Thursday from 11:00am - 6:00pm. You can use your SNAP benefits to purchase any vegetable, fruit or herb plant!
We encourage you to come shop the day of the sale as well! We will have a wide selection of plants available including wrapped gift plants, just in time for Mother's Day, as well as free workshops thanks to our partnership with the Springfield Food Policy Council. GTC will host their Gardener's Gathering from 10:00 - 12:00 -- come meet your neighbors, learn something new, and celebrate spring!
Thanks to your incredible generosity we were able to raise $76,874!!*
Because of you, our amazing community, we are starting 2019 out on strong footing, able to sustain our winter farm store while providing a winter leadership curriculum for our youth.
We know that this outpouring of generosity comes because you understand the importance of our food justice, racial equity, and youth development work. We promise to continue building on our past efforts with dedication, integrity and passion.
We couldn't do it without you -- many thanks!
*amount includes the matching gifts from generous friends of GTC
We are celebrating an abundant harvest and the opening of our new farm stand!
Thanks to your support, we have grown over 4,000 pounds of healthy food this year and opened our beautiful Community Farm Stand..
Twenty five youth worked hard through the heat and the rain to grow delicious, pesticide-free fruits and vegetables for their neighbors. We purchased thousands more pounds from local farms and sold it at affordable prices, all while building the leadership of our youth.
Help us continue to grow our impact over the winter months.
Your gift will support our Winter Leadership Institute, where youth learn more about sustainable farming, racial justice, and food sovereignty, increase their knowledge of the vegetables we grow, and become more confident leaders. We will also operate our Community Farm Store for two days/week, as we know people's need for good food doesn't end in the winter!
ALL GIFTS MADE BY DECEMBER 31 WILL BE MATCHED BY GENEROUS FRIENDS OF GTC! We have raised $40,000 in matching pledges - all we need is your gift to access these generous challenge grants!
Our deep thanks for supporting GTC and our work to nurture the land, grow strong youth leaders, provide healthy food for our community, and build a movement for food justice!
Your gifts inspire and humble us, and help us to grow stronger each year.
We are so happy to announce that we already have a date and place for our 8th Annual Pancake Breakfast! Our Pancake Breakfast includes music and performances, as well as great food. We also raffle off a wide range of gift baskets featuring local businesses, fair trade and locally grown products, crafts and other prizes. Are you ready?
For tickets, CLICK HERE!
11:30 - 7:30
We accept SNAP!!
The HIP (Healthy Incentives Program) program will resume
The HIP program gives families using their SNAP card $40 - $80* MORE when they buy fresh fruits and veggies from GTC!
* depending on family size