Our Mission in Action
Support our local farmers and food producers. Our Market is stocked with local vegetables, fruit, cheese, meats, eggs, milk, and breads plus a variety of grocery staples and personal-care products. Enjoy delicious locally-made soups, pastas, sandwiches and grab & go meals.
Educate and Empower our Children. We think it is important for kids to know where their food comes from. With our Children’s Gardens, Goat Barn, internships and other special events and programs designed just for kids, we’re giving our children a chance to plant their own gardens, meet their farmers and gain a greater respect and appreciation for our resources and our planet. Check out our events.
Offer Food and Nutrition Classes. Join us for a cooking demonstration, workshop on healthy eating, backyard chickens, canning, and more. Find out more.
Grow fresh, local vegetables year-round. Just because you live in the Northeast doesn’t mean you can’t have fresh produce all year long. We have six solar greenhouses where we grow fresh greens, ginger, garlic, and tomatoes throughout the year.
Provide Support and Tools for Farmers. Our sustainably-restored historic barn contains two commercial kitchens that are fully equipped for preserving and processing excess produce. This newly refurbished barn provides both a functional working space for farmers, as well as an inviting place to hold classes and demonstrations for the public.
Foster Community. At Eastman’s Corner, we believe that strong, engaged communities are the key to a sustainable future. It’s why we support Sawyer Park and offer:
- Free Events. Join us for one of our free events including festivals, tastings, concerts, talks and workshops where our patrons and neighbors can make new connections, strengthen old friendships, hear great music and learn something new.
- Community Gathering Space. We created Angela’s Café as a comfortable space where friends and neighbors can gather, host events, and hold community meetings. Our pavilion and Farmer’s Porch are perfect spots for picnicking with locally-prepared foods from the store.
Support Sustainability: We’re working to educate and encourage our farmers and vendors to put sustainable principles into practice. We use sustainable practices in our greenhouses, Store and Preservation Barn – yes, those are solar panels on our roof! Our farm store is housed in a sustainably-constructed building with LED lights, low-VOC paint, and solar-sourced energy. An on-site composting shed, built in collaboration with Mr. Fox Composting, turns waste into a valuable resource for the Farm.