Community Farm of Simsbury promotes education and local agriculture while practicing sound environmental stewardship, preserving the Town Farm and benefiting those in need. In 2013, Community Farm of Simsbury merged with Gifts of Love in Avon to build the capacity of people by creating positive change in their lives, improving food security and lessening the impact of financial crisis for people in need.
Community Farm of Simsbury and Gifts of Love achieve their mission by producing and distributing food, offering farm-based and life-skill educational programs, and providing critical, sustaining tangible supports to those in need.
In 2013, Community Farm of Simsbury donated more than 15,000 pounds of certified-organic produce to families in need through partnerships with Gifts of Love, Billings Forge Community Works, Granby Community Kitchen, Hartford Food System and Simsbury Social Services. In addition, we introduced 2,645 students from throughout Greater Hartford to the Farm through inter-district educational programming and engaged volunteers who donated 2,783 hours to the Farm. With 2014 here, we are open for business and welcome you to join us for educational programming, volunteer opportunities and community events!
To learn more about Gifts of Love, please visit giftsoflovect.org.
Summer Camp Registration is Open! *Early Bird Pricing Ends April 30th* Posted Apr 28
Community Farm of Simsbury summer camp is now open for registration. We are offering an Early Bird special for those that register before May 1st. Summer programs combine hands-on activities, working with animals, tending to the gardens, and exploring the farm.
Spring Fling Vacation Mini-Camp Posted Mar 12
Celebrate Spring down on the farm Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15 & 16th. No matter how long the winter lasts, spring is sure to follow! Spring Fling is a two day mini-camp for students 3 years old through 6th grade. Activities include caring for the animals, planting seedlings and tending the gardens.
Now Accepting Incubator Farmer Applications Posted Nov 21
Have you always dreamed of growing your own produce, fruit, or flowers? We are now accepting applications for the 2014 growing season.