Whitelock Community Farm
About our Farm
Whitelock Community Farm is a resident-driven farm in Reservoir Hill, Baltimore. Residents volunteer in exchange for produce and sell healthy and affordable vegetables to their community at a weekly farm stand. 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. 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. It is in these vibrant communities that new economies will flourish.
Produce we carry: kale, collards, mustard greens, spinach, salad, carrots, turnips, spring onions, radishes, beets, squash, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, onions, green beans, okra, sweet potatoes, head lettuce and more.
Where we grow
We are in the Reservoir Hill neighborhood at the corner of Whitelock and Brookfield at 930 Whitelock St.
Elisa Lane first learned to garden back in 2005 in her husband’s city garden plot in Philadelphia. Since then she has studied permaculture, interned with the New Farmers Training Program at Calvert Gift Farm and completed her Master Gardener training. She co-founded and has managed Whitelock Community Farm since 2010 and is grateful to be able to play in the dirt for a living.
CSA – full for 2013 season, market stand at the farm on Saturdays from 10-1 until mid-November, at Linden Market at the corner of Linden and Chauncey and our mobile market visits John Eager Howard Elementary School and Lakeview Towers Thursday mornings.
Our regular volunteer times are Wednesdays from 5pm to 7pm and the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10-1.
We accept EBT, WIC Fruit and Vegetable, and FMNP vouchers at our market stand and mobile market. We will have vegetable and flower seedlings for sale in May. We work with neighborhood organizations offering workshops for adults and youth.