We Are The Sharing Farm
The Sharing Farm grows food to feed Richmond families in need. The Farm is run by community members for community members, and is dedicated to providing fresh, healthy, local produce to our less fortunate neighbours. The Sharing Farm operates on a small budget, but thanks to the generosity of our over 1,000 yearly volunteers and the devotion of a small core of part-time staff, The Farm is able to provide thousands of pounds of fruits and vegetables every year to community meals throughout the city and the Richmond Food Bank.
Our vegetables are on the plates of up to 2,000 people a week!
Total Donated in 2016
From our beginning collecting surplus fruit to give to the Richmond Food Bank, through growing vegetables on a small scale on donated land, The Sharing Farm Society now cultivates 4 acres in the multiple award winning Terra Nova Rural Park.
In our over fifteen year history, we have donated thousands of pounds of fresh produce. We have also grown as an organization transforming from our roots as the Richmond Fruit Tree Sharing Project to a thriving Agricultural Community Centre. We have formal and informal education programs that teach new generations of urban farmers and backyard gardeners. Mental health and addiction groups have been blended into our volunteer program as a form of horticultural therapy.