Real Food Farms is focusing on delivering over 800 boxes a month to vulnerable populations. This includes seniors and people who lack access to a grocery store. Stephanie Thornton said this. She is a Production Assistant for Civic Works Real Food Farm. The organization is one Baltimore group that is making sure people have the right ingredients to do just that. Moreover, with the COVID-19 pandemic does keep many of us cooped at home, it’s the perfect time to learn how to cook.
Real Food Farms is Spreading Across Clifton Park for Baltimore Residents
They are positioning out across eight acres of land at Clifton Park. This is an expansive urban farm that grows fresh fruits and vegetables for Baltimore, Maryland residents.
“However, for us, it’s either growing nourishment for people who need it. or delivering food to people who need it,” Gwen Cokes, Food & Farm Manager of Civic Works Real Food Farm, said.
Moreover, Cokes said through their partnerships, they grow product for low-income families while teaching adults how to farm and harvest crops.
Nourishing the Mind and Body
Cokes, in fact, said the aim is to in nourishing both the mind and body.
“Moreover, a lot of people, especially during COVID-19, are interesting in knowing where their sustenance comes from. As well as how many hands have touched it,” Cokes said. “And then they can eat their food and makes a huge difference.”
Therefore, the produce is picking and packaging up.
“People are getting so excited because they know we have good, fresh things for them,” Thornton said.
Better and Healthier Future
From fresh carrots to kale, Cokes said they are planting the seeds for a better and healthier future.
“Moreover, when people have a direct connection with the earth and with their food, they can’t but help but to eat it. They want to be reminding on how to stay healthy,” she said.
Therefore, Cokes said they distribute about 100,000 pounds of produce a year. For more information, please click here.