Overlooking the salt marshes and gentle hills of Ipswich, the farm is based at the 170 acre former Saracen Dairy Farm. This beautiful site is located in the area where Samuel Champlain first learned of the three sisters farming method from Native Americans in 1605. The land is now owned by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SND). The farm will be jointly operated by the TSGP and the Cuvilly Arts and Earth Center, a ministry of SND.
The farm plays a central role in the delivery of the Three Sisters Garden Project’s mission and operation: a tool for food system change and our home base for education and community programs.
2015 is our first growing season on these fields. Farmer Liz and the crew will produce enough food for a CSA, donations to the Open Door our partner in food access/hunger relief in Ipswich, and our stand at the Ipswich Farmers’ Market.
In addition to caring for our soils and growing healthy & nutritious food, the farm also serves as a training site for new farmers. Our apprenticeship and intern programs will help create skilled growers who will be equipped to start their own farms and be thriving members of our local food system.
Our internship program offers college and graduate school students a chance to engage with all aspects of Three Sisters Garden Project – from building skills on the farm to working with our partners in food access and education: in the field, at the farmers’ market, with school partners, or in the food pantry.
CSA farm shares are available! Click here for info and ordering.