On our site, we are working to cultivate the next generation of farmers through our training and incubator programs. We provide beginning farmers with affordable access to land, infrastructure, equipment, technical assistance, and more, so that they can start their farm businesses. We also offer experiential training throughout the year in skill and knowledge areas that are critical to new farmer success, such as equipment operation, food safety, planning, and marketing. We are growing new farmers so that they can protect our farmland and grow the local food economy.
In 2019, The Seed Farm became part of local nonprofit Community Action Lehigh Valley and a program of Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania.
COMMUNITY ACTION LEHIGH VALLEY
Community Action Lehigh Valley is an anti-poverty, social justice nonprofit based in Bethlehem, PA with a mission of improving the quality of life by building a community in which all people have access to economic opportunity, the ability to pursue that opportunity, and a voice in the decisions that affect their lives.
We offer programs and services in Food Access and Nutrition, Housing, Neighborhood Revitalization, Business Start-Up and Development, Youth, and Advocacy.
SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK
Our programs provide children, seniors, and families with fresh and nutritious groceries. We also provide training and access to land to new and emerging farmers at The Seed Farm, help people enroll to receive SNAP benefits, and administer supplemental nutrition programs for seniors and military families.