About Our Farm
Real Food Farm is Civic Works’ innovative urban agricultural enterprise engaged in growing fresh produce on eight acres in northeast Baltimore. Their mission is to work 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. Since breaking ground in October 2009, the farm has been busy growing food, educating youth, partnering with community organizations, and bringing more real food to northeast Baltimore neighborhoods. The farm utilizes both high tunnels and open fields to grow seasonal produce on three different sites: Clifton Park, Perlman Place, and Aisquith Street. In addition to growing annual farmers’ market standards such as tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, spinach, etc., Real Food Farm also experiments with a handful of perennial crops such as mushroom, fruit trees, berries, and more.
Farmer Profiles: Bryan Alexander, Myesha Taylor, and Jessie Scott
Bryan is the Farm Manager at the Real Food Farm Clifton site. Myeasha is the Farm Manager at the Perlman Place site. Jessie is an Assistant Farmer. She assists in farm operations and volunteer management. Jessie grew up on a small “one-horse” vegetable farm outside Columbia, SC. She continued growing personally until she became involved with the Madeira St. Garden in 2005, organizing the neighborhood and converting a vacant lot into a quarter acre vegetable garden. She is a Baltimore City Master Gardener, and heavily dislikes harlequin bugs.
Where We Grow
Clifton Park Site: 2801 St. Lo Drive | Perlman Place Site: 1950 Perlman Pl. | Aisquith Street Site: 1840 Aisquith St.
Where We Sell
Mobile Market Stops throughout Northeast Baltimore May-September, including: Belair-Edison, Lake Montebello, The Green School, Department of Social Services, Barclay Neighborhood, Shepherds Clinic, & more.
CSA 22-week Community Support Agriculture program
Restaurants, including: Artifact Coffee, Carma’s Cafe, The Woodberry Kitchen, Donna’s of Charles Village, Fleet Street Market, and more!
Every 1st and 3rd Saturday we always welcome volunteers to participate in numerous and varied farming activities, 9am to noon with a potluck to follow. Every Wednesday and Friday morning 9am to noon to assist with harvesting and other farm tasks.
High School Internship
Field Trips- Pre Kindergarten through 12th Grade
Farm Club and Farm Lab
Service Learning Opportunities
For more details about additional programs available, check out our website.