eQuality Farms is an entrepreneurial venture that is a part of eQuality - Pathways to Potential. eQuality Farms was created in 2008 in order to provide unique and non-traditional experiences to adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities, including community -based employment and education. Several of eQuality’s Associates work full-time at the farm, while more than 40 eQuality Associates access the farm for educational, recreational, and vocational purposes. eQuality Associates plant, nurture , and harvest vegetables and flowers for sale at local farmers’ markets . The farm is certified organic, and we use organic seed , compost, and fertilizers in both our high - tunnel and field production. We deliver CSA shares to group homes so the residents have access to healthy and nutritional produce. The CSA is also available to the general public. Winter months are spent planting and growing seeds in preparation for the spring, and growing organic greens for sale at local co-ops.
All proceeds from Growing Dreams will support the maintenance and expansion of eQuality Farms. With your help, we are creating a self-sustaining business operated largely by adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities. Through their participation in this project, eQuality Associates promote the importance of nutrition and eating locally-produced food. They make an income and demonstrate their abilities to the broader community.