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): 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.
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.
Fannie Lou Hamer & Sundiata Acoli Community Farm
The Fannie Lou Hamer & Sundiata Acoli Community Farm, is located at a public charter school in northwest Baltimore called ConneXions that fosters employable skills in students, such as manual gardening skills and discipline. It also serves as a vehicle to teach children about healthy eating, and serves as a mentoring forum.
Filbert Street Community 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.
Hidden Harvest Farm
This is our second year growing on a half-acre lot in the center of Baltimore. Our 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.
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 II
Tha Flower Factory
Tha Flower Factory is one of the new additions to the Baltimore City Farm Alliance. A recent winner of The 2014 Growing Green Competition, Tha Flower Factory is showing another side of urban agriculture by focusing on producing cut flowers and herbs. TFF is a repurposed empty half acre lot located in the Broadway East neighborhood. Its mission is to grow high quality sustainable flowers and herbs, promote green entrepreneurship, be a steward for the environment, provide experience-based training to others and raise the consciousness of the community.
The Greener Garden
Located in the Hamilton area of Baltimore City, we have provided our community with fresh vegetables for over 20 years.
Urban Pastoral™ (UP) is a group of next generation farmers and developers, that seek to regenerate Baltimore through a new model for urban food production. Capitalizing on underutilized spaces, UP transforms industrial developments into thriving, community-centric food hubs
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.