Everett Community Growers runs Florence St. and Tremont St. Community Gardens in as well as two urban farm locations on Broadway and on the Northern Strand Community Trail in Everett, Massachusetts.
Spanish Translation/ ECG Misión: ECG es una organización local de justicia alimentaria que trabaja para mejorar la salud y la equidad racial a través de varios esfuerzos, como la agricultura urbana, el desarrollo de la fuerza laboral juvenil y cambios de políticas equitativas. Con fin de proveer comida nutritiva, de bajo costo y cultivada localmente a los residentes de Everett.
Updates from Everett Community Growers
The New ECG Farmstand is Closed for the 2021 Season. Thank you to everyone who stopped by this past year to support us. We look forward to seeing you all for the 2022 growing season.
Partnership with Whitsons to bring Farm-Fresh Produce to Everett Public Schools’ Cafeterias! In collaboration with Whitsons Culinary Group, Everett Community Growers provided farm-fresh produce to Everett Public Schools. This partnership has created a unique opportunity where students gain the educational experience to connect to what’s on their plate and learn more about locally grown produce! During the 2021 growing season, ECG’s Farm Manager, Lenka McNally, and Youth Crew members harvested fresh produce weekly to be served in the EHS cafeteria. This produce was incorporated into Everett High School’s menu items.
ECG members help to start the City of Everett’s first Food Policy Council
A planning team with members from ECG, the City of Everett, and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council convened and met monthly to plan for the structure and activities of the Food Policy Council, beginning in April 2021. Outreach was conducted to residents to inform them of the Food Policy Council and members were recruited for nomination to the new committee. ECG contracted with the City School to host a virtual racial equity training in September 2021 for all potential FPC members (about 15 participants). Read more
Everett Community Growers’ Farm Relocated During 2021 Season. We kept growing while the Northern Strand Community Trail was being renovated. ECG relocated to the old Everett High School at 548 Broadway, right in the heart of Everett. Many thanks to the City of Everett and Everett Public Schools for working with us to make our transition a success!
Our Community Gardens
For those returning or interested in signing up to become a member at our Tremont St and Florence St Community Gardens for 2022, please fill out the form below:
Florence Street Community Gardens- Est. 2012
Tremont Street Community Gardens- Est. 2015
ECG’s New Farm on Broadway
- In 2021 we opened our new farm and farmstand location on Broadway in Everett. We partnered with Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) and Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to help gather data about the impacts of heat on Everett residents. In addition to outreach, we worked with our partners at La Comunidad Inc. to provide utility support and cooling equipment (ACs and Fans) to neighbors in need. Additional partnerships included Project Bread and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) in distributing information about the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer program (P-EBT) to increase awareness and accessibility through our farmstand.
The Northern Strand Community Farm
- In 2016, through a land inventory and assessment in Everett, we found a farm location. At the NSCF we harvested and donated all of our produce to the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Malden. We also conduct workshops and events at the farm.
- We employed six youth crew members this season from the Everett Community, many of whom have worked for ECG for years.
- In 2020 we opened our first Northern Strand Community Farm Stand where we started accepting HIP (the healthy Incentives Program), SNAP, and P-EBT (Pandemic EBT). Altogether, we harvested over 900 lbs, sold over 500 lbs, and donated over 380 lbs of our very own locally grown produce!