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!
Thanks to you we are up and running! Our Walnut Street Community Farm Stand is open. Now you can shop fresh and local in Springfield. Our hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 11am to 7pm; and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm. We are located at 200 Walnut Street, Springfield, MA 01105. We accept cash, debit/credit, EBT, and HIP! See you soon!
You made it happen! Thank you for helping us raise $29,618.00! We will be able to run our new farm stand, help 30 youth make a change in their community, grow our composting program, and much more! Thank you for giving, sharing, and cheering! It is truly inspiring all the support and love we are receiving.
We want to thank from the bottom of our hearts Drs. TJ and Susan Megas for hosting a very successful house party for us. They helped us raise $45,920 that was used to cover insulation, dry wall and paint, lighting and fans, shelving, display cases, and check out set up. Thank you for believing in our work and for helping make food for all in Springfield.
Thanks to all who came out and celebrated with us on Saturday June 2! It was an amazing day. We are so excited to have you with us on this journey. To those of you wondering when you can shop with us, we will be opening on Wednesday June 13 and will be open Wednesdays (11am - 7 pm), Thursdays (11am - 7 pm) and Saturdays (10 am - 5 pm) moving forward. We look forward to seeing you this summer and sharing some wonderful produce and other local products with you. We will be having community potlucks and other gatherings, so stay tuned.....
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THE LINK TO DONATE TO OUR SPRING APPEAL - give before June 30 and DOUBLE your donation. HELP US REACH OUR $25,000 GOAL BY JUNE 30!
Walnut Street Farm Store
200 Walnut St.
10 - 7
10 - 3
HIP IS HERE!
Buy your fruits and veggies at GTC with SNAP and get FREE FOOD with your HIP* benefit
*The HIP program gives families using their SNAP card $40 - $80 MORE SNAP dollars each month (depending on family size) when they buy fresh fruits and veggies from GTC and other qualified farms!