Founded as the Community Farm and Food Resource Center in 2012, the Farm at Bartram’s Garden increases access to fresh, organic, nutritious food to the Southwest and West Philadelphia communities. The Farm aims to build a more just and community-powered food system, helping people to develop self-reliance through food sovereignty and deepening their relationship with the land, their food, and each other.
Now entering in its sixth year, the four-acre Farm is powered by 22 paid, local high school interns, produces over 12,000 pounds of food, and works with 45 local families in its community garden. Through the PHS City Harvest Program, the Farm also distributes over 80,000 vegetable transplants to over 130 farms and gardens around Philadelphia, and hosts over 1,500 volunteers annually. During harvest season, it sets up weekly, neighborhood farm stands to sell its produce affordably and locally.