About Our Farm
On June 2013, Strength to Love 2 farm opened with the goal of providing job opportunities in the Sandtown-Winchester community as well as to address another serious problem plaguing several Baltimore city neighborhoods, food apartheid. We are a community based urban farm that has successfully transformed vacant land into an operational farm, growing organic produce for local consumption. We primarily grow organic leafy greens such as spinach, arugula, and several varieties of lettuce. We also grow okra, a variety of peppers, mustard greens, kale, carrots, cucumbers, squash, turnips, radish, beets, and many others on our 1.5-acre plot. In the summer of 2019, we began growing flowers. Strength To Love 2 started under the direction of Newborn Community of Faith Church, and has now transitioned to an operation of Newborn’s 501©3, Intersection of Change.
Our mission: To create opportunities of growth and employment for residents of Sandtown-Winchester and surrounding neighborhoods who have experienced incarceration, through the planting, tending, harvesting, and selling of organically grown produce and flowers.
From the Farmers…
Clayton: “Growing in Baltimore city is magical. Watching the plants grow is just so exciting. Every time I see a hoop house full of produce It’s like whoa! We’re actually doing it! When you step inside one of the 16 greenhouses on the property, the noise of the city fades. We call it tunnel vision. You get in here and everything else starts to fall away.”
Where We Grow
1800 block of Lorman Street between Monroe and Fulton Streets in the Sandtown-Winchester community
Where We Sell
Waverly Farmers Market at Farm Alliance Stand: Year round, Saturdays, 7am – 12pm, 400 E 32nd Street, 21218
Fresh at the Avenue Market with No Boundaries Coalition
Restaurants/Wholesale: Woodberry Kitchen, The Sandlot, Stall 11, Bon Secours Community Works, Molina Pizza, Artifact Coffee, Dovecote, Greenhouse Juice Bar, Larder, Black Yield Institute, The Black Church Food Security Network, Bird in Hand Coffee, Local Color Flowers, Flourish Boutique, A Rake’s Progress
Field trips and visits are available for any age group, elementary through college, professionals to novices are welcome to come on down and see what we are up to in Sandtown.