It began with five blighted parcels of land and a mission to strengthen our community through organic farming, healthy eating, and education. Ten years later, Fairgate Farm has grown into a vibrant communal farm and a vital resource at the heart of the Stamford Vita Health and Wellness District.
But organic produce isn’t all we grow here. We’ve cultivated connections with multiple community organizations. Oncology patients at Stamford Hospital learn about growing organic vegetables and the health-giving benefits of certain nutrients. School classes and the Boys and Girls Club of Stamford learn about farming and nutrition. Community members take classes on everything from composting to beekeeping, and enjoy farm-to-table cooking classes. And the local community of food banks, feeding programs, homeless shelters, and low-income nursing homes reap the benefits of our harvest.
Fairgate Farm is volunteer-driven. Everyone who helps here comes away richer for the experience, learning about urban farming, healthy eating, respecting nature, and the importance of community. And, they take home a share of our delicious fruits and vegetables!
Fairgate Farm is a multi-purpose gathering spot for schools, nonprofit organizations, and community members to access:
The farm makes organic fruits and vegetables accessible to all community members.
Groups of all kinds get their hands dirty as they learn about organic farming and healthy eating.
Every year, one-third of our harvest goes to fight hunger.
Every year we host a few community festivals beginning with our “spring awakening” Strawberry Festival and ending the season with a vibrant Harvest Festival.
Guest chefs use what’s growing to demonstrate how to make farm-to-table meals.
We sell what we’ve grown and partner with other local farms to offer a wide range of locally-sourced produce.