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OUR MISSION

Everett Community Growers (ECG) is a community-based food justice organization working to improve health and racial equity through urban agriculture, youth workforce development, and equitable policy change. 
We believe that everyone in Everett should have access to healthy, affordable, culturally appropriate food.
By creating spaces across the city for growing food and engaging community members, ECG is working to:

→  Improve food access, 
→  Build community among diverse residents,
→  Help raise up marginalized voices in public processes,
→ Repurpose underutilized urban spaces. 

Our Locations

Everett Community Growers operates Florence St. and Tremont St. Community Gardens in Everett, MA. While the Northern Strand Community Trail is undergoing renovation, we have continued growing at our new farm location at 548 Broadway in Everett, MA. At Everett Community Growers we are truly committed to growing our community one garden at a time!

Everett Community Growers’ Farm has relocated for the season

ECG has relocated to the Old Everett High School at 548 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149, right in the heart of Everett. Over the course of the summer season ECG has collaborated with the City of Everett, Everett Public Schools, Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Mystic River Watershed Association, and Cambridge Health Alliance to create additional educational and outreach opportunities while providing locally sourced, affordable, and nutritious produce to our community.

The ECG Farmstand is now open at 548 Broadway in Everett!
The ECG Youth Crew has been working hard harvesting, and preparing produce to sell at their farmstand. We are open every Wednesday for 3 pm- 6 pm pick-up and Saturdays 9:00 am -12:00 pm at our farmstand. So far, our beds have grown peas, radishes, beets, kale, mustard greens, spinach, tomatoes, eggplant and so much more!
Order here for Wednesday pick-up from 3 pm- 6 pm
We Accept Card, Cash, P-EBT, SNAP/HIP

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. 
At Everett Community Growers’ Farmstand with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), you can: 
-Get monthly funds to spend on groceries you like 
-Qualify for the Healthy Incentive Program (HIP)
-HIP puts money back on your EBT card* when you use SNAP to buy healthy, local fruits and vegetables from HIP farm vendors.
Click Here: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/massachusetts-healthy-incentives-program-hip for more information on HIP.
Hours: Saturday 9 am- 12 pm and Wednesdays 3 pm- 6 pm
 
Portuguese: Producto gratuito com SNAP em Everett Community Growers’ Farmstand! Com o Programa de Assistência a Nutriçao Suplementor (SNAP) você pode:
 -Obtenha fundos mensais para gastar em mantimentos que você gosta.
-Qualifique-se para o Programa de Incentivo à Saúde (HIP).
-HIP coloca o dinheiro de volta no seu cartão EBT quando você usa o SNAP para comprar vegetais locais saudáveis ​​de fornecedores de fazendas HIP, até um limite mensal de $40, $60 ou $80.
Clique aqui: https://www.mass.gov/…/massachusetts-healthy-incentives… para aprender mais sobre o programa de incentivos saudáveis (HIP). 
Horas: Sábado 9h às 12h e Quarta-feira 3h às 6h.
 
Spanish: Producto gratis con snap en el puesto de agricultores de Everett Community Growers. Con el programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP), usted puede.
 -Obtenga fondos cada mez para gastar en la comida que le gustan.
 -Califique para el Programa de Incentivos Saludables (HIP)
-HIP devuelve dinero a su tarjeta EBT cuando usa SNAP para comprar frutas y verduras locales saludables de los proveedores agrícolas de HIP. hasta un límite mensual de $ 40, $ 60 u $ 80. 
Haga clic aquí: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/massachusetts-healthy-incentives-program-hip
Horario: Sábado de 9:00 am a 12:00 pm y Miércoles de 3:00 pm a 6:00 pm.

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. Since then, ECG has been working with the City of Everett on creating Everett’s first Food Policy Council.

If you are interested in joining ECG and the City of Everett in this amazing opportunity to be a part of Everett’s first Food Policy Council, please fill out this form here.