Civic Works’ Real Food Farm grows fresh produce on eight acres in east Baltimore and distributes it to our neighbors throughout the city.

Our Mission

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.

Our Goals:

Improve neighborhood access to healthy food

Real Food Farm brings fresh, pesticide-free produce to our neighbors who have limited access to food through community partnerships and our Mobile Farmers’ Market. Our prices reflect the right for everyone to have access to healthy food while still showing the value of local, sustainable produce.

Protect the environment and improve the watershed

Real Food Farm demonstrates sustainable alternatives to conventional farming. We sell our produce at markets right down the road from where it is grown. Everything we do aims to reduce waste by composting excess, grow healthier food by eliminating harsh chemicals, and protect the health of the Chesapeake Bay through stormwater management.

Develop Baltimore’s vibrant agricultural sector

Real Food Farm promotes urban agriculture as an economic engine in Baltimore by serving as a training grounds for the next generation of urban farmers. We train youth and adults in agricultural and horticultural skills that they take into careers as farmers, educators, health care professionals, and more.

Provide hands-on education opportunities for Baltimore’s youth

Real Food Farm offers Baltimore area teachers and students hands-on learning experiences at the farm. We host field trips and service learning groups, after school and weekend programming, and host two summer YouthWorks employment programs for high school students.