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 during the growing season at two of our 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

10th Annual Seed Share

Saturday, February 10th, 12pm-4pm

Bancroft Street Market, 2702 S 10th St.

Come to the 10th Annual Seed Share and pick up some seeds for your 2024 garden! Blazing Star Seed Coop will be sharing locally-grown seed from their community seed bank, Bellevue Native Plant Society will have native pollinator seed, and Milkweed Matters will be making milkweed seed balls so we can all do our part to help the monarchs. Big thanks to the Big Garden for coordinating and filling in the gaps with other seed packets! Did we mention all the seeds are free?! And you can bring in seeds you'd like to share, too! Just visit the seed saving table to register your seeds. Come network with some of the best growers in Omaha as we gear up for the growing season!