The Farm Alliance of Baltimore is a membership organization of urban farms, neighborhood growers, and friends. We use connection, resource sharing, and collective advocacy with respect to food, land and water to expand communities’ self-determination and power.
Any production-oriented farm that is growing food in Baltimore City and meets eligibility requirements may apply to become a member of the Farm Alliance on our Membership page. Below are profiles of our current member farms. Learn about their history, where they farm, what they grow, where they sell, volunteer opportunities, and more.
Baltimore Free Farm
Baltimore Free Farm is an egalitarian collective of gardeners and activists who aim to provide access to healthy food for all. The farm began in 2010 by leasing a vacant lot from Baltimore City, and then clearing the trash and invasive weeds to begin their first garden. They have since expanded to manage three lots (about 0.6 acres) to add a community garden, a permaculture garden, and a production garden. The Free Farm grows a variety of vegetables and herbs, and has started experimenting with fruit trees and shrubs.
BearFoot Farm is a roughly two acre farm located in Hamilton in Northeast Baltimore City. The space has a long storied tradition as a farm, as it is the original farm house of the area. The farm aims to restore the long standing tradition of agriculture in the Northeast Baltimore community through sustainable and just farming practices.
BLISS (Baltimore Living In Sustainable Simplicity) Meadows was founded in 2017 by Atiya Wells as a program of the organization Backyard Basecamp. When Atiya began her journey to become an urban naturalist, she noticed that in many of the classes and workshops she attended there was a striking lack of Black faces. This prompted her to look into the history of being Black outdoors, through this research Atiya learned about her own ancestral wounding and trauma told through stories. She felt the dire need for Black people to have a space to process that trauma and exchange their stories as well as have moments together that they would be unable to elsewhere. While taking her naturalist classes, she was advised to find a place convenient to where she lived, so that she could go out everyday, to observe the patterns of nature. So she did just that. This search led her to the property now known as BLISS Meadows. The 10 acre land-reclamation project in Northeast Baltimore now runs and hosts a variety of different community engagement projects as a part of their mission to inspire and reconnect Black, Indigenous, and all People of Color (BIPOC) back to nature.
The Bon Secours Urban Farm began as a program of Community Works, a neighborhood resource center in West Baltimore affiliated with the nearby hospital that seeks to serve the surrounding community with a variety of programs. They are building a 1/4 acre site, directly across from the local community center, that produces food for their neighbors and educates the community about healthy eating and growing practices.
Boone Street Farm
Boone Street Farm includes a free community garden for neighbors, one hoop house, and a small fruit orchard, in addition to a small-scale market farm. In their first season, they harvested about 1000 lbs. of a large variety of produce, including kale, tomatoes, okra, cucumbers, beets, collards, peppers, black-eyed peas and peanuts.
Cherry Hill Urban Community Garden
The Cherry Hill Development Corporation signed a lease with the Baltimore Housing Authority in 2010 for 1.5 acres for the Eat Healthy, Live Healthy garden on Cherry Hill Road and Veronica Ave, where public housing had been torn down 20 years prior. Under the vision and dedication of Ms. Juanita Ewell, the site was cleaned of trash, weeds and debris and 21 raised beds were built and have been feeding volunteers since their inception.
Filbert Street Community Garden
Filbert Street Garden is a community garden and farm located in Curtis Bay beside the historic water tower that aims to provide the community with fresh food through farming and education. They are dedicated to gardening and animal husbandry through their 1 acre plot, bee-yard, and free range fowl. As a part of their commitment to urban wildlife, their pollinator and native bat projects allow for the maintenance of a healthy and balanced ecosystem in the urban landscape of Curtis Bay. Each season they have plots available for patrons to garden.
The Greener Garden
Located in the Hamilton area of Baltimore City, the Greener Garden has provided their community with fresh vegetables for over 20 years thanks to the incredible efforts of Farmers Lavette and Warren Blue.
Hidden Harvest Farm
Hidden Harvest Farms’s goal is to create a beautiful and bountiful space in which flowers, fruit, vegetables, insects, birds, and humans live harmoniously. They grow food out of a desire to be more connected with the earth and the spaces around them, as well as to learn and to teach.
Hillen Homestead is a small urban farm growing sustainable cut flowers on two sites in Baltimore City totaling less than ¼ acre. They are committed to our community, our city, and our planet. They are fully dedicated to the community, hosting free events and providing free classes on numerous subjects in agriculture.
Oliver Community Farm
The Oliver Community Farm is a ¼ acre farm in East Baltimore that is working to provide fresh produce to the Oliver Community Farm and combat food insecurity. The farm was started in 2013 and has continued to grow! The 6th Branch, a veteran led nonprofit, and Meraki Community Uplift, an Oliver based nonprofit, are working together to grow and distribute produce to the Oliver community through the farm.
The Plantation – Park Heights Urban Garden
Park Heights Urban Garden’s philosophy “Grow Where You Are Planted” is accomplished by growing food for the community of Park Heights on repurposed and revitalized vacant lots in the neighborhood.
Real Food Farm
Real Food Farm works toward a just and sustainable food system by improving neighborhood access to healthy food, providing experience-based education, and developing an economically viable, environmentally responsible local agriculture sector.
Strength to Love 2
Strength To Love 2 is a community based farm that provides hands-on agricultural training and jobs opportunities to citizens in the Sandtown-Winchester community. The farm is a collective of high tunnels at Lorman and Fulton Avenues. Located on a 1.5 acre plot, the farm is operated by Intersection of Change and managed by people of faith and returning citizens.
Whitelock Community Farm
Whitelock Community Farm is a resident-driven farm in Reservoir Hill, Baltimore. Residents volunteer in exchange for shares of produce and sell healthy and affordable vegetables to their community at a weekly farm stand.
Yellow House Farm
Yellow House Farm is a 1/3 acre market garden in the Cedmont neighborhood of Baltimore City growing veggies and fruits, and raising bees, chickens, and rabbits. They have transformed a typical residential lot into a productive edible-food-growing space.
Community Garden Members
Black Church Food Security Network
City of Refuge
Conkling St. Community Garden
Eric T. Waller Mt. Washington Community Garden
Great Kids Farm
Hidden Harvest Farm – Dye Garden