About Our Farm
Real Food Farm is Civic Works’ innovative urban agricultural enterprise engaged in growing fresh produce on eight acres in northeast Baltimore. Their mission is to work 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. Since breaking ground in October 2009, the farm has been busy growing food, educating youth, partnering with community organizations, and bringing more real food to northeast Baltimore neighborhoods. The farm utilizes both high tunnels and open fields to grow seasonal produce on two different sites: Clifton Park and Perlman Place. In addition to growing annual farmers’ market standards such as tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, spinach, etc., Real Food Farm also experiments with a handful of perennial crops such as mushrooms, fruit trees, berries, and more.
Farmer Profile: Stuart Jones
Stuart: “I was raised in an agricultural hub of California, the Central Valley, but it wasn’t until I served with Peace Corps that my interest in farming grew. Regardless of where you are, a rural African village, or a bustling city center, I realized the centuries old saying to be paramount, ‘When the last fish eaten and the last stream poisoned, you will realize that you cannot eat money.’ Without sustainable farms, farming, and a supportive community no one can thrive.”
Where We Grow
Clifton Park Site: 2801 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213
Perlman Place Site: 1950 Perlman Place, Baltimore, MD 21213
Where We Sell
Mobile Farmers Market: Market stops are throughout Baltimore City
from May-November at Community/Senior Centers, WIC Clinics, Schools, and more! Home Deliveries are available upon request in select neighborhoods.
Community Supported Agriculture: Completely customizable weekly shares are available May through December for pick up in Downtown, Charles Village, Roland Park, and Clifton Park.
Restaurants and institutions: As available.
We always welcome volunteers to participate along side us in farming activities!
Wednesdays from 9am – 12pm at Clifton Park Site
Thursdays from 4pm – 7pm at Perlman Place Site
2nd Saturdays from 9am – 12pm at Perlman Place Site
3rd Saturdays from 9am – 12pm at Clifton Park Site
– Field Trips
– Service Learning Opportunities
– Afterschool Farm Club
– Summer Youth Jobs: Mission Thrive Summer and Baltimore Conservation Leaderships Corps
For more details about additional programs available, check out our website.