The Farm Alliance of Baltimore City is a network of producers working to increase the viability of urban farming and improve access to urban grown foods. We are united by practices and principles that are socially, economically, and environmentally just. Any production-oriented farm that is growing food in Baltimore City and meets eligibility requirements may apply to become a member of the Farm Alliance. Below are profiles of our current member farms. Learn about their history, where they farm, what they grow, where they sell, volunteer opportunities, and more.
Baltimore Free Farm
Baltimore Free Farm is an egalitarian collective of gardeners and activists who aim to provide access to healthy food for all. We began in 2010 by leasing a vacant lot from Baltimore City, then cleared the trash and invasive weeds and began our first garden. We have since expanded to manage 3 lots (about .6 acres) to add a community garden, a permaculture garden, and our production garden. We grow a variety of vegetables and herbs, and have started experimenting with fruit trees and shrubs.
BearFoot Farm is a roughly two acre farm located in Hamilton in Northeast Baltimore City. The space has a long storied tradition as a farm, as it is the original farm house of the area. The farm aims to restore the long standing tradition of agriculture of the Northeast Baltimore community through sustainable and just farming practices.
The Bon Secours Urban Farm began as a program of Community Works, a neighborhood resource center in West Baltimore affiliated with the nearby hospital that seeks to serve the surrounding community with a variety of programs. We are building a 1/4 acre site across from the community center that produces food for our neighbors and educates the community about healthy eating and growing practices.
Boone St. Farm
Boone Street Farm includes a free community garden for neighbors, one hoop house, and a small fruit orchard, in addition to our small-scale market farm. In our first season, we harvested about 1000 lbs. of a large variety of produce, including kale, tomatoes, okra, cucumbers, beets, collards, peppers, black-eyed peas and peanuts.
Cherry Hill Urban Garden
The Cherry Hill Development Corporation signed a lease with the Baltimore Housing Authority in 2010 for 1.5 acres for the Eat Healthy, Live Healthy garden on Cherry Hill Road and Veronica Ave, where public housing had been torn down 20 years prior. Under the vision and dedication of Ms. Juanita Ewell, the site was cleaned of trash, weeds and debris and 21 raised beds were built and have been feeding volunteers since their inception.
Filbert Street Community Garden
Filbert Street Garden is a community garden and farm located in Curtis Bay beside the historic water tower that aims to provide the community with fresh food through farming and education. We are dedicated to gardening and animal husbandry through our 1 acre plot, bee-yard, and free range fowl. As a part of our commitment to urban wildlife, our pollinator and native bat projects allow for the maintenance of a healthy and balanced ecosystem in the urban landscape of Curtis Bay. Each season we have plots available for patrons to garden.
Food Systems Lab at Cylburn (formerly the CLF Aquaponics Project)
The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future Aquaponics Project started in 2012 as an experimental and educational farm. Our aim is to demonstrate the capacity of aquaponics to raise edible plants and fish in a way that is ecologically sound, while affording the Center and the Johns Hopkins community the opportunity to study this method of food production.
Great Kids Farm
Great Kids Farm, a 33-acre property of abundant fields and forest just west of the city, was originally bought by Rev. George Freeman Bragg as a school and foster home for young boys from Baltimore City. The school provided kids not only with educational opportunities but also with practical experience in agriculture and other trade skills. The land was then purchased by the City Schools in the 1950s and then in 2008 a campaign clean up and restore began. Currently the land is used by Great Kids Farm in partnership with Baltimore City Schools as a space to help students connect deeply to the sources of their food, and commit to leading their communities towards a healthier, greener future.
The Greener Garden
Located in the Hamilton area of Baltimore City, we have provided our community with fresh vegetables for over 20 years.
Hidden Harvest Farm
Hidden Harvest Farms’s goal is to create a beautiful and bountiful space in which flowers, fruit, vegetables, insects, birds, and humans live harmoniously. We grow food out of a desire to be more connected with the earth and the spaces around us, as well as to learn and to teach.
Hillen Homestead is a small urban farm growing sustainable cut flowers on two sites in Baltimore City totaling less than ¼ acre. We are committed to our community, our city, and our planet. We are fully dedicated to our community hosting free events and providing free classes on numerous subjects in agriculture.
Oliver Community Farm
The Oliver Community Farm is a 1/4 acre farm in East Baltimore that is working to provide fresh produce to the Oliver Community Farm and combat food insecurity. The farm was started in 2013 and has continued to grow! The 6th Branch, a veteran led nonprofit, and Meraki Community Uplift, a Oliver based nonprofit, are working together to grow and distribute produce to the Oliver community through the farm.
The Plantation – Park Heights Urban Garden
Park Heights Urban Garden’s philosophy “Grow Where You Are Planted” is accomplished through the mission of growing food for the community of Park Heights by repurposing and revitalizing vacant lots in the neighborhood.
Real Food Farm
Real Food Farm works toward a just and sustainable food system by improving neighborhood access to healthy food, providing experience-based education, and developing an economically viable, environmentally responsible local agriculture sector.
Strength to Love 2
Strength To Love 2 is a community based farm that provides hands-on agricultural training and jobs opportunities to citizens in the Sandtown-Winchester community. The farm is a collective of high tunnels at Lorman and Fulton Avenues. Located on a 1.5 acre plot, the farm is operated by Intersection of Change and managed by people of faith and returning citizens.
Whitelock Community Farm
Whitelock Community Farm is a resident-driven farm in Reservoir Hill, Baltimore. Residents volunteer in exchange for shares of produce and sell healthy and affordable vegetables to their community at a weekly farm stand.