About the Farm
Whitelock Community Farm is a resident-driven farm in Reservoir Hill, Baltimore. We believe that everyone has a right to affordable, healthy, quality food, grown in a way that is environmentally sustainable and socially just. The farm began in 2010 when Reservoir Hill residents converted a ¼ acre vacant lot into an active urban farm with the help of hundreds of volunteers. The continued support of neighbors and the wider community has spirited our vision to improve access to healthy food to low-income residents. Residents volunteer in exchange for produce and sell healthy and affordable vegetables to their community at a weekly farm stand. It is our hope that the Farm will serve as a model for similar community-based projects, and will show city officials that providing land access and resources to neighborhood-driven projects is a sustainable way of revitalizing urban environments and building community.
Farmer Profiles: Alison Worman and Isabel Antreasian
Currently serving as Whitelock’s farm manager, Alison grew up gardening in the city of Milwaukee, until she moved to Baltimore to attend Maryland Institute College of Art. In 2011 she stumbled upon Whitelock through MICA’s Urban Farming class and has been working there ever since. After graduating in 2012 with a BFA in Fiber and Book Art’s, she was eager to learn more about farming and became involved with the Beginning Farmer Training Program where she worked at Calvert’s Gift Farm. Now she is happy to keep her hands busy working the land and growing food to share with others.
At an early age Isabel was exposed to the joys of growing, cooking, and sharing food. She moved to Minnesota from Baltimore to attend Macalester College, and was there introduced to one of her favorite forms of gathering — the community potluck. While in the Midwest she was fortunate enough to work with an after-school program called Youth Farm that fostered youth and community development through farming and cooking healthy, multi-cultural meals. As the programs manager at Whitelock, Isabel work with Reservoir Hill community members to meet there needs through various forms of programming.
Where We Grow
We are located in the Reservoir Hill neighborhood
930 Whitelock Street, Baltimore, MD (at the corner of Whitelock and Brookfield)
Where We Sell
CSA – see our website for details.
Neighborhood Market Stand at the farm starting May 3rd- Novemeber 22nd Saturdays from 10am-1pm
Bike Powered Mobile Market visits neighborhood locations throughout the season! (see our website for details)
We accept EBT, WIC Fruit and Vegetable, and FMNP vouchers at our market stand and mobile market and offer bonus bucks for recipients in these programs. For example, spend $5 on your EBT and get $10 worth of produce!
Volunteer With Us!
Our regular volunteer times are Wednesdays from 5pm to 7pm and the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10-1.
Looking to start your own garden? We sell vegetable and flower seedlings in May.
We also work with neighborhood organizations to offer workshops for adults and youth.
(see our website for an up to date list of events)