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

All-Hands-On-Deck Workday

Saturday, March 16th, 12pm-3pm

Starlight Garden, 2926 Myrtle Ave.

Join us for an afternoon of preparing our Starlight garden for the upcoming season! We plan to tackle: -Trash Cleanup -Firepit Cleanup -Weeding -Turning Over Beds -Mulching Tools, supplies, snacks, bevies, and tunes will be provided. Our workdays are a great time to learn more about urban gardening, make new friends, and get outside. We hope you'll join us! P.S. Parking can be a little tight in the neighborhood. We recommend carpooling or parking up the hill by our Myrtle lot at 1129 N 29th St.

2024 Spring Fundraiser

Sunday, April 14th, 12pm-4pm

O'Leaver's Back Patio, 1322 Saddle Creek Rd.

We will be back at O'Leaver's for our annual Spring Fundraiser! You can expect to find our famous jams, jellies, salsas, hot sauces, bags, and shirts available for suggested donation. We plan to expand our goodies this year; there will be something for everyone! Especially moms who love food justice (Mother's Day is right around the corner! 😜). Join us for an afternoon of drinks, food, and fun - your support helps us keep growing! ✨We are currently seeking in-kind donations for our fundraiser. If you make arts/crafts that you would like to gift Free Farm, please reach out to us at