Regenerative Farming

Our team is dedicated to synchronizing with our environment.  At every turn, nature affords us with the possibility to recycle and produce while maximizing every resource.  We will continue to enrich soil microbiology and increase pollinator activity. We create our own compost and use it to feed our plants in the form of nutrient rich soil and compost teas.  We use no-till bed preparation techniques and already have in place methods to extend our growing season.  

These methods are a refreshing change to traditional agriculture and give us the best opportunity to not only contribute the healthiest, best tasting produce to our neighbors, but be an active part in restoring and enhancing our natural resources.

Food Donations

Our entire operation is dedicated to making fresh, healthy, great tasting produce available for everyone in our community.  It is an immense challenge for food banks to provide quality fresh produce to those who need it most. We are trying to fill that gap.

We will begin offering regular baskets of produce in the late spring and go for as long as we can into the fall.  Food will be available for pickup at the Sticks and Stones Farm Stand, Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary Farm Stand, F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry, and Newtown Farmers Market.  

Nutrition

Healthy and dynamic soil creates abundant plants that produce nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables.  The degradation of top soil from traditional agriculture has resulted in the steady decline of vitamin and mineral content in our food.  In addition, most fresh produce will lose up to 30% of its nutritional value within three days of harvest.

The answer is a hyper-local food system that produces and provides the healthiest food on the planet. There are more Americans sick right now than healthy with the majority of calories consumed in the form of ultra-processed food products.  Restoring the full potential of our food will provide nourishment to the body, mind, and spirit.

Food Security

Everyone deserves to have access to healthy food.  Newtown currently has approximately 4% of its population in poverty with almost 30% expressing difficulty covering basic living expenses.  Food security is a complex and fluid concept to understand. Real Food Share is beginning its journey by maximizing local resources to provide more access to healthy food.  With long term strategy, collaboration, and consistency we believe this is an issue that can be improved in every town.

1,000 Garden Challenge

We are challenging Newtown, CT residents to grow a vegetable garden this season and make a promise to donate some of what you grow each week to a Food Pantry, Senior Center, or a family in need.

The 1,000 Garden Challenge is about building a community network of home gardeners, having a fun place to share gardening tips and experiences, and joining forces to grow fresh, delicious fruits and vegetables to feed ourselves and our neighbors in need. 

Now is the time! Whether you just have one container or a large plot of land, whether you are an experienced gardener or just starting out, let’s create an amazing story to inspire other towns across the country to join the challenge.

Click here to join the 1000 Garden Challenge Facebook Group.