Baltimore Free Farm

free farm

Websitehttp://www.baltimorefreefarm.org/ ,  www.foodrescuebaltimore.org
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/baltimorefreefarm
Emailcollective@baltimorefreefarm.org

About Our 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.

We believe that hierarchical systems of organizing are damaging to our lives, our minds and our relationships. In an egalitarian collective, we do our best to create an environment where everyone is valued equally. We value the input of all collective members and encourage honest discussion. Our decision making process is consensus-based and we allow the voices of all members to be heard. Visit our website to get involved! Our regular volunteer days are currently on Saturdays from 11am-2pm.

Farmer Profiles:

Where We grow
3510 Ash Street, Baltimore, MD 21211
(in Hampden)

Where We Sell
We have a small CSA, and sell at the Waverly Market with our Farm Alliance friends.

Volunteer With Us!
Food not bombs happens every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 11am to 3pm. Food re-rescue day is every Wednesday from 10:30 to noon. There are also garden opportunities listed on our facebook events page! 

Other Programming
We also have a warehouse that we utilize to store the food rescue food as well as host music events works shops, a silk screen studio, recording studio and more.

  • Food Rescue Day
    As a direct action against the endemic food waste crisis that faces our society, which pushes 40% of food produced into landfills to rot, Baltimore Free Farm created Food Rescue Day. Every Wednesday members of Baltimore Free Farm go to various produce distributors and grocers to rescue distressed goods – items too ripe to sell or on or just past their expiration date. We drive the 300-500 lbs of produce, dry goods, and bread back to Baltimore Free Farm for redistribution into the community. By simply giving perfectly edible food to people who will eat it, Food Rescue Day is the physical manifestation of a conversation about food waste on a local level. Your donations and ideas are generously welcomed. Food is given away at 12pm every Wednesday, please bring your own bag.
  • Baldwin Permaculture Garden and Potluck Series
    We host a monthly Permaculture Potluck Series where folks gather to learn about, discuss, and practice permaculture on-site. Check our website for upcoming dates. Permaculture is “…a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system.” – Bill Molliso
  • Our permaculture garden is a work in progress! If you’re interested in helping us continue to work on our permaculture design and practice, email us at collective@baltimorefreefarm.org

Baltimore Free Farms hosts various educational workshops and music shows too! Workshops like plumbing and electrical repair to screenprinting and gardening. We have a warehouse that is utilized to store the rescued food as well as host music events and workshops, in addition to a silk screen studio and a recording studio.We love to host musical talents and other performers! Visit our Facebook page for the most recent updates.