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Sustainable Agriculture Practices

The Food Project strives for a sustainable farm operation.  Sustainability for The Food Project means keeping a true balance between production and renewal.  It means working with and responding to nature in order to replace what is taken away.
There are three areas of sustainability that The Food Project aims to practice:  environmental sustainability, social sustainability, and financial sustainability.
Environmental Sustainability
The Food Project is dependant on the land as the basis of the work and mission.  Without it, the youth programs lack a medium for their experience and people lack access to healthy food.  Our role is to be aware of the long-term effects of our use of the land.  We are responsive to nature as we make our agricultural decisions.  The idea is not to simply take what we need from the land, but rather to work in cooperation with the natural world in order to direct and support the growth of agricultural crops.

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Sustainable Agriculture Resources

American Farmland Trust AFT works to stop the loss of productive farmland and to promote farming practices that lead to a healthy environment.

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Directions: Dudley Town Common Farmers' Market

Dudley St & Blue Hill Ave in Roxbury, MA


By Car from the North or South of Boston:

Take Route 93/Fitzgerald Expressway to Exit 18 (Mass. Ave./Roxbury). At the bottom of the ramp, turn right and continue to stop light. Take a left onto Mass. Ave. Refer to 'from Mass. Ave' directions below.

By Car from Mass Ave:

Follow Mass. Ave. South (past a McDonalds) until you see a UHAUL Center on your right. Just after the center, take a right onto Magazine Street. Continue straight at your first stop light. The second light is at the intersection of Magazine Street, Dudley Street, and Blue Hill Avenue. The market is at this intersection in the Dudley Town Common. 

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Privacy Policy

The Food Project recognizes the importance of protecting the information that we collect from users during the process of purchasing a product, or registering for a service, newsletter, or membership area of The Food Project site. Depending on the nature of the inquiry, we may collect first and last names; home or school address; e-mail address; credit card or other billing information; fax or telephone number; and other information appropriate to the purpose for which it is being collected. It is our policy to use this information, or information acquired through user postings at our sites, for internal business purposes only, and we maintain appropriate security measures to keep this information private. Gathering this information helps us develop our website, products, and information to match your interests. We may share this information with vendors providing contractual services to us, such as (by way of example only and not of limitation) hosting services, tech support, credit card processors, and database managers.

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Local Food Guide

The Local Food Guide, or at least a link to it

Local Food Resources

A few years ago, The Food Project's youth interns compiled a guide to local food in the three counties in Massachusetts:  Essex, Plymouth and Suffolk.  Since that time, many more markets and CSAs have sprung up in the area. 

Fortunately, there is now a comprehensive and regularly updated online Local Food Guide to Metro Boston where you can find local produce, meat, dairy, seafood, and even some restaurants that feature local food! The guide is powered by, a New England nonprofit dedicated to helping people find their local producers and products.

Another good resource is the Boston Localvores site, which includes listings and a blog dedicated to local food in the Boston area.

Buy Our Food

You can find our produce two ways:  our farmers' markets and our CSA program.


Commitment to Diversity

The Food Project strives to create a thoughtful and productive multicultural community of youth and adults.  We want everyone who shares the food system to have the opportunity to help shape it as well.  This means ushering new faces and a wider range of perspectives into the environmental movement.

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The Food Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

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