Lynchburg Grows

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Shelley Blades
Main Address:
1339 Englewood St.
Lynchburg, VA 24501

What We Do

A seven-acre urban farm providing purposeful jobs for people with disabilities who help us grow thousands of pounds of food every year for the community. We donate food each week to organizations that feed the hungry and homeless, supply food to 200 families through The Veggie Box CSA, our community supported agriculture program, and, through our produce prescription program, FreshRx. Doctors prescribe patients to FreshRx, and the program provides cooking and nutrition classes along with produce to take home each week after class.

Our produce is available for purchase at The Farm Store, which is open during the growing season from March to November. We also carry items from other local farms and orchards, along with specialty items by local food artisans. SNAP/EBT users get a 50% discount on fruit and produce, thanks to Virginia Fresh Match incentives.

In normal times, we host many volunteer groups throughout the year, have two large annual events on the farm, and serve as a favorite destination for student groups and tours. You can support the farm by volunteering or by joining The Veggie Society, our "club" for supporters making recurring donations.

Find all the details on our programs; forms to sign up for CSA, The Veggie Society, volunteering and how to get on our mailing list at our website:

Interesting Info

More than 61,500 servings of produce were harvested in 2021, distributed through our CSA, food donations, The Farm Store, and FreshRx.
We regularly donate food to Miriam's House, Community Access Network, Lynchburg Daily Bread, the Salvation Army, and more.
Our Farm Coach program helps our farmers with disabilities reach their full potentials by emphasizing leadership skills and working independently.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at the Farm
Repeats every day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Thu Dec 15 2022.
Thursday, October 6th, 2022
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Join the Hunger Action Coalition
Repeats every day until Thu Dec 15 2022.
Thursday, October 6th, 2022
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