Community Gardening to Close the Food Insecurity Gap

Free Farm grows and distributes produce and connects other local growers for the common goal of addressing local food insecurity. We believe that food is a fundamental right, and access to nutritious food changes lives.

Open Produce Distribution

FFS hosts two weekly distributions at two of our growing plots, Bancroft Street Market (2702 S 10th St.) Saturdays 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and Myrtle (1123 N. 29th St.) Sundays 10 a.m.–12 p.m. All produce available is free to take, though donations are appreciated!

Crop Swaps

Folks are invited to bring food they have grown in their home gardens to the weekly free farm stand, where they may swap out their excess produce for something that they’d like to have.

Seed Saving

The Blazing Star Seed Cooperative fosters the production of bio-dynamic local seed for the community and advocates for seed accessibility and education through annual seed swap events, seed school, and the Omaha Public Library Seed Bank. Free Farm participates in the Blazing Star Seed Cooperative by growing out different varieties of seed on each of our plots which are then processed and shared with the community. Visit the BSSC Instagram to learn more and get involved!

A Community of Growers

Free Farm

FFS was founded in 2017 as an effort to increase food sovereignty in our community. We are like-minded neighbors creating grassroots networks within our city that work toward agency in our food system.

Partner and Peer Organizations

While we grow the majority of our produce, we also distribute produce grown by other partners and peers. This includes for- and nonprofit farms, other mutual aid gardeners, and neighbors. We are grateful to be in a syndicate with many knowledgeable and generous growers. Reach out to learn more or to join the network!

Growing with and for Omaha

We naturally raise our produce in formerly vacant urban lots throughout the city for our community. We believe food is a human right and that everyone deserves access to nutritious fruits and vegetables. At our Free Farm stands, anyone can access fresh local produce, swap excess from their garden, or connect with their neighbors to foster community.

Upcoming Special Events

Free Farm Fall Fundraiser

Thursday, September 14, 5-9pm

O'Leaver's, 1322 Saddle Creek Rd.

Join us for our Fall Fundraiser at O'Leaver's back patio! We will have pickled/fermented food, salsa, baked goods, body care products, t-shirts, tote bags, and tamales from our friends at Masa Luna! Everything is made/grown with love by our team and all donations go to support our mission of sustainable food security for all. Hope to see you there!

FB Event Page

Free Farm Table @ Little Bo Backyard Bash

Saturday, September 16th, 2-8pm

Little Bohemia Dundee Bank, 1407 S 13th St

Come to the Little Bo Backyard Bash and hang out with Free Farm! We'll be tabling, educating folks on what we're all about, and selling our remaining wares from the Fundraiser for suggested donations.

Little Bo Backyard Bash

Last Farm Stand of 2023

Sunday, October 15, 10am-12pm

Myrtle St. Garden, 1123 N. 29th St

Come out for the last FFS distro of 2023!