Sustainable Nourishment Program

We manage a 1⁄2 acre piece of farm land in our efforts to support and promote food security for the low-income mothers and families in our community. We host 50 laying hens to provide a fresh healthy source of protein to families, who can be part of growing their own food security by working the farm as a volunteer when possible. Volunteering on the farm is not a requirement for accessing fresh food hampers, and mamas can register easily through our website. Fresh food hampers are currently available for pickup, or for those with mobility issues delivery can be arranged.

 

How the program works:

We have a total of 49 egg laying hens on our farm which produce an average of 5 eggs per week and a total of 12,740 eggs per year. This provides approximately 2,123 packages of organic, free range eggs to the community per year. Eggs are given out in packages of 6-12 to families identified as needing support. We also have 5 “Hen Mamas” who have 5 chickens each and provide their eggs to a central distributer in the community in their local neighborhoods.

Beyond the nourishment provided by the Mamas farm garden and laying hens, we provide materials for families to plant their own backyard gardens and if bylaw permits, to provide them with laying hens for their homes as well. This will not only provide the families with a wide variety of freshly grown produce and protein, but will also teach them how to create and grow nourishment for themselves.

Fresh Produce Pick Up Times:

Produce and eggs are available at the Mamas office

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri during office hours, 10-4.

*First come first serve