ECG’s Farmstand is Now Open
|The ECG Farmstand is now open at 548 Broadway in Everett!|
Every Saturday, the ECG Youth Crew has been working hard harvesting, and preparing produce to sell at their farmstand from 9:00 am -12:00 pm. So far, our beds have grown peas, radishes, beets, kale, mustard greens, spinach, and salad mix!
Use your benefits at the ECG Farmstand
Do you have children in the Everett Public Schools?
If so, you can use your P-EBT card at the ECG Farmstand!
Did you know you can receive free produce at the Farmstand when you use your SNAP benefits?
Click here to learn more about the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) or contact us to learn more about this incredible program.
The ECG Farm has Moved
Everett Community Growers’ Farm has relocated for the season!
We will remain growing while the Northern Strand Community Trail is rebuilt. ECG has relocated to the Old Everett High School at 548 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149, right in the heart of Everett. ECG is looking forward to collaborating with the City of Everett, Everett Public Schools, and Cambridge Health Alliance to create additional educational and outreach opportunities while providing locally sourced, affordable, and nutritious produce to our community.
The History of ECG
Everett Community Growers (ECG) was born out of a collaborative project of the Everett Community Health Partnership (ECHP) to create resident-led solutions to food access inequities in Everett. A two-year community organizing campaign guided by La Comunidad, Inc. led to the creation of Everett’s first community garden, the Florence Street Community Garden, in 2012. Since then, ECG has created the Tremont Street Community Garden (2015), Earthworks Garden (2018) & the Northern Strand Community Farm (2016).
We have also conducted land inventories to assess sites in the city suitable for urban agriculture, partnered with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the City of Everett on Everett’s first Community Food Assessment and Plan, which includes policy recommendations for a more equitable food system.