In addition to a one-acre community garden tended by Feed Fannin volunteers, the farm hosts raised garden beds that Feed Fannin makes available to the public to grow their own nutritious produce. Annually, thousands of pounds of produce from the one-acre garden are donated to the Family Connection Food Pantry, located just down the street from our Ada Street Farm, and to our various community outreach partners.
Come help your community by planting seeds and seedlings, pulling weeds, shoveling compost, harvesting produce, and cultivating the garden beds!
In 2021, Feed Fannin donated over 10,000 pounds of fresh produce from our Ada Street Farm to families in need. This plus the produce sourced from local farms and donations from local residents’ gardens brought the total produce contributed to over 14,000 pounds.
What We Grow
In late March or early April we begin to prepare the garden by tilling soil and planting early crops of red potatoes and cabbage. Green beans, squash, corn, and tomatoes follow, and sweet potatoes are planted in mid-May. The garden is open from March until October.
Vegetables are harvested throughout summer and sweet potatoes are usually dug in early October. If weather permits, we may plant a second crop of cabbages which can be harvested in November. As winter approaches, we add leaf compost to our garden prior to seeding it with winter rye which adds organic matter to the garden soil over the winter.
Interested in Growing Your Own? Ada Street Farm hosts community raised garden beds for people to rent. Learn more here.
Designate a Donation for the Garden
Consider making a donation. These funds or goods/services contribute to properly maintaining our equipment and tools so that they may last longer. Donations also provide us the means to purchase materials for the garden including: lumber, composted soil, seeds and plants, tomato cages, and poles for trellising green beans, etc.
We are grateful to the local business supporters that provide many of our seeds and plant starts.