2017 Year in Review

The first year at Good Hope Farm has been successful, with many lessons learned that will guide the team in 2018. A few notable accomplishments include:

  • Opening 6.5 acres for agriculture with needed infrastructure, including: field irrigation system, tractor, washing and packing station, and walk-in cooler.
  • Working with eight farmers from five different farming businesses who harvested a combined total of 4,950 pounds of produce.
  • Hosting 15 volunteer events and two interns at the farm, with a total of 687 hours of community service.
  • Leveraging over $350,000 in donations, grants, and in-kind giving to support farm programs and operations
  • Securing funding and planning for 2018 programming supporting our goals of equity in farmland and food access, including a subsidized CSA, SNAP EBT and double bucks, and scholarships and training for women farmers and farmers of color.
  • Building community relationships and support with the community and youth through the volunteer program, and corporate relationships with Whole Foods, La Farm Bakery, and others
  • Creating an innovative partnership and national model that has garnered media attention and fulfilled a wide range of goals, including conservation, historic preservation, food access, economic development, and community education.

We look forward to expanding upon this success in 2018!