East New York Farms!

East New York Farms!
Organization Name:
East New York Farms!
Primary Address 1:
613 New Lots Avenue
Primary Address 2:
Brooklyn
Primary Address City:
New York City
Primary Address State:
NY
Primary Address Zip:
11207
Long Organization Description:

The Mission of East New York Farms! is to organize youth and adults to address food justice in our community by promoting local sustainable agriculture and community-led economic development.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(718) 649-7979
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Iyeshima
Director, Manager or CEO (Last Name):
Harris
How do customers and clients contact your organization?:
Email, Telephone, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc), Community Meetings
How often does your organization use social media?:
2-3x per week
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
The community gardeners of East New York Farms! were the first urban growers in NYS to be certified to accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons.
Community members (approx.):
300
Number of volunteers:
500
Number of staff/employees:
7
Annual Budget:
$600,000
Year Started:
1998
Major Funders:
Private foundations (60%), government (30%), donations and income (10%)
Organization Type:
Community Advocacy, Garden Education, Urban Agriculture
About the Organization:
Our project grew out of the large number of community gardens in East New York. We use local food production in gardens and urban farms as a way to build community, train youth, and empower new leaders.
Latest Project:
Wortman Community Garden/Clean Soil Bank
Areas Served:
East New York, Brooklyn
Core Programs:
-Farmers markets
-Youth Internship
-Garden Assistance
-NYCHA Farms
-Cooking and Gardening Workshops
-Community Composting
Major Issues:
Community Gardens
Farmers’ Markets
Healthy Food Access
Nutrition Education (Adult)
Urban Agriculture
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Friday 10-6 Saturdays 8-4
Non-profit?:
Non-Profit
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Frequently used hashtags 1:
#eastnewyorkfarms
Frequently used hashtags 2:
#communitygardens
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