In 2013, Pen and Pepper Farm will be growing on a half acre plot in Dracut, MA, as part of the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project farm training program. This is a program for new farmers to learn how to farm, by providing them with access to land via incubator plots and lots of technical support. This will be our second year at the New Entry site.
Our mission is to grow healthy, delicious vegetables and brings them to market in ways that encourage discussion and learning about cooking, nutrition, and community. We’ll be using organic and sustainable methods, though since this is our first year on the land Pen and Pepper Farm won’t be certified organic.
Prior to starting at New Entry, we spent quite a few years gardening in Roxbury at various community gardens, and we also started the 200 Foot Garden in Brookline, a really fun public vegetable garden (we call it commuter garden). We love to grow our own food and to share it with people, as a way to build community and friendships.