Our commitment to growing a healthy community is of heightened importance in this time of social solidarity through safe distancing. We know this situation will be challenging emotionally, physically, and economically for all of us. Here’s our message to you:
1. We love and support you.
2. We are making a plan for The Farm.
3. We encourage people to reach out for help in this critical time.
The Farm is doing our part to contain any spread and mitigate the effects of COVID-19, both physically and mentally, for staff, volunteers, and community members. Our overarching response is to:
- Reduce the number of staff on site
- Stay informed of the CDC guidelines
- Safely provide nourishing food from local farms that will be essential this season.
- Share resources for our collective emotional, physical, and spiritual well beings.
Read on for information about specific programs:
The Farm Office
We currently have limited staff at The Farm. Farmer Rick, is still on site to keep things growing. Education and programming staff have been working from home and can be reached by email or phone.
Our Ypsilanti Field Trip Programs are currently suspended. We will continue to assess the need for a longer suspension to our youth programs as needed. Stay tuned!
Farm Share Program
WILL REMAIN OPEN WITH MODIFIED PICK UP.
We are committed to ensure that people, particularly those most impacted by food insecurity, have access to safe, fresh, nutrient rich food at this time.
We have developed safety standards for:
- Our contributing farmers
- Our staff
- Pick up by members
Your continued membership is vital to help keep our local food businesses alive. We know now, more than ever, that we rely on a resilient local food economy. Register today!
The Farm has stopped volunteers and volunteer groups until further notice. Our staff will be in touch and will update members when we can begin again. Please reach out to TheFarm@stjoeshealth.org with any questions. Apply here to start the process of becoming a future volunteer.
The hospital markets are closed until further notice.
This program is tentatively scheduled to start in early May; however, may be postponed based on guidance at that time. Learn more here.