Monday, September 25, 2023

9.7.23 Visit to The Food Project | Reynolds Farm | Wenham, MA

Had the pleasure of visiting the Reynolds Farm in Wenham. This is conservation land owned by the town of Wenham – overseen by the Conservation Committee. On this farm, The Food Project of the North Shore runs its non-profit on over 34 acres – growing vegetables and cover crops to create good, healthy soil. Approximately 250,000 pounds of crops are grown per year.

The Food Project is awarded $4 million through the State and Federal Budget. Much of the food grown supports The Food Project’s CSA farm shares and customers in the community. Produce from the Reynolds Farm also supports food access initiatives through the SNAP-HIP farmers’ markets in the City of Lynn and other hunger relief programs.

140 teenage students work at the farm – mostly during the summer months – from Wenham, Lynn, and surrounding areas. They learn how to farm: planting seeds, caring for gardens, and picking vegetables.

Thank you to all the staff, including Ludia Modi, Director of Learning and Programs, and John Wang, Co-Director of Strategy and Organization Support at The Food Project for carrying on this important community initiative. Both started in The Food Project in their teens and now are an important part of the success in carrying on this program.

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