Our story is a simple one. One woman, one idea, one plot of land. Since 1990, when a small plot was reclaimed in the heart of the city, ReVision Family Home and Urban Farm has given shelter and hope to pregnant and parenting homeless women - its Urban Farm cultivating an appreciation of the land and the bounty it can offer. It is a happy story of all things possible when lives are given the proper environment, sunlight, and time to grow.
Victory Programs' ReVision Urban Farm has transformed about an acre of abandoned lots into productive and vibrant farmland. Through the help of volunteers, community, and farm partners, we grow and bring good, fresh, locally grown food, to our under-served community of Dorchester, in Boston. As a community based non-profit organization, we work with our neighbors, youth job-trainees, and volunteers from greater Boston and all over the U.S. to do this.
Our Mission We bring good, locally grown, fresh food to our community, which has limited access to it. While providing access to good food, we provide job-training for youth and Boston's homeless. We also work to earn a significant portion of our operating expenses through market-rate and reduced-rate sales of produce.
Who We Are We are associated with Victory Programs' Revision Family Home, a shelter for homeless families located in the Franklin Field neighborhood of Dorchester. We work with the shelter to provide information about healthy eating, sustainable farming, and we also provide the residents with free produce to use in their family meals.
Farm Stand ReVision Urban Farm has a seasonal farm stand at 1062 Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester, MA [directions] - at the corner of Arbutus Street. We offer a full variety of locally grown produce from July to October on Thursdays and Fridays from 2:30-6:30 pm, and Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm. Our offerings vary with the season. Our prices are very affordable. We accept SNAP/EBT and participate in the Bounty Bucks program which doubles SNAP dollars up to $20!
Farmers' Market We have a stand at the Dorchester House farmers market. We offer the same quality and variety of produce and same low prices at the market as we do at the farm stand on Blue Hill Ave. We take farmers market coupons, WIC coupons, and SNAP/EBT. Market hours are Tuesdays from 12:30-2:30 beginning in late June and ending in October.
Seedling Co-op Buy your transplants from growers you know and trust. Our farm grows a variety of herb, flower, and vegetable seedlings using only the most sustainable products and methods. We have been growing seedlings for urban and suburban gardeners for many years and we select the plant varieties that will be the most productive in our Eastern Massachusetts climate. We have a pre-order program that allows you to plan your garden in the winter and know in advance what plants are available to you. Simply order your seedlings before early March and we will grow them just for you.
ReVision Urban Farm's CSA program (Community-Supported Agriculture) is a partnership between suburban farms and our urban farm. Our program is an easy way for the suburban farms to increase their access to the urban market with little cost, therefore increasing their viability. The CSA operates by selling shares of our farms' harvest to families and organizations that commit to supporting us for the full length of the growing season. We distribute food for 18 weeks from June to October.
Season: June through October
Type: multiple farm
# of Shares: 50
Full Share: $550 for an 18 week season or $200/season if you live in Dorchester or Mattapan and are a family with low income.
Work Req? No
Tuesdays from mid-June through mid-October
Dorchester House Multi-Service Center
1353 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
Thursdays and Fridays from 2:30-6:30pm
Saturdays from 10am-2pm
1062 Blue Hill Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
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