Hamilton Crop Circle
Website of Partner Organization: http://www.gatherbaltimore.org/
About our Farm
Hamilton Crop Circle grows fresh vegetables year-round in Northeast Baltimore. In Spring 2014 they opened a new hoop house location at 1600 Ellsworth site is in partnership with the 6th Branch’s Operation Oliver. In addition to growing lots of delicious food, we focus on local composting, rooftop gardening, feeding the hungry, and educating Baltimore’s youth about food production.
Where we grow
6101 Old Harford Rd. | 4500 Harford Rd. | 2719 Westfield Ave. | 5403 Fair Oaks Ave. | 1600 Ellsworth Ave. Baltimore, MD 21214
Arthur Morgan is the founder and farm manager of Hamilton Crop Circle. He is a 2012 Open Society Institute Fellow and runs Gather Baltimore, a volunteer-based program that collects unsold vegetables, fruit and bread from the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar in downtown Baltimore and other sources for redistribution to local meal programs, faith communities, and others in need.
Where we sell
We sell with the Farm Alliance at the Waverly Market and to many restaurants throughout Baltimore City.
Send Arthur an email at email@example.com if you’d like to learn about volunteer opportunities.
Local Composting Program: We work with area restaurants and farmers market vendors to collect compostable materials at no charge, reducing waste and creating natural fertilizer.
Roof Top Gardening: We are developing rooftop gardening projects in the industrial and mercantile sectors throughout Baltimore City to produce locally grown food.
Feeding the hungry: We have forged a partnership between Our Daily Bread and the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar to donate fresh food every week.
Educational Growth: We educate young people at Hamilton Elementary School about where food comes from and how to grow it. Students are engaged in every step of the growing process and the garden is watered by the school’s rooftop cistern. The vegetables find their way to the cafeteria and the science room.