Many people in Ipswich and across the North Shore can’t afford to eat fresh, nutritious, organic vegetables on a regular basis. It is a core part of our mission to make local food more accessible to everyone in our community, through our CSA, food donation program, and through our work with Ipswich Farmers Market.
Public School Support
Three Sisters Garden Project will be integrated within the local school system and provide pre K-12 support services in four areas: school gardens, food & agriculture curriculum, enrichment programs and supporting the use of local food in the cafeterias.
College Internship and Apprenticeships
Three Sisters Garden Project is in the process of developing paid sustainable agriculture and food system apprenticeships to train new farmers and food system advocates.
CSA shares: Payment plans are offered to all members, and subsidized shares are available for low-income members. We offer a moderate size share, which reduces food waste & is more affordable.
Food donation: We donate the same high-quality, fresh produce to our distributions partners in the community: Acord Food Pantry, Open Door Ipswich, and Nourishing the North Shore. The food goes out to all kinds of people in lots of different venues – cooked meals, summer meals for kids, and at their food pantry and mobile market sites.
At Ipswich Farmers’ Market, Three Sisters manages and sponsors the SNAP benefits machine (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – formerly “food stamps”), which allows SNAP users to spend their benefits with any fresh produce vendor at the market, making it a much more accessible venue for all consumers.