Board of Directors
Christopher Grallert, President
Grant Kinghorn, Treasurer
Shannon McGrath, Clerk
Ronit Ben Shir, Director of Education
Colleen Barros, Director of Development
Aase Kaldestad, Director of Outreach
Littleton Community Farm’s mission is to reduce food insecurity in our area, provide farm-based education, become a model for responsible land and soil stewardship, and be a place for community connection. We aim to inspire through hands-on exposure to agriculture and growing for our entire community.
Littleton Community Farm is a gathering place dedicated to fostering an appreciation of and connection among land, food, neighbors and community.
Our Core Values
We celebrate the preservation of our land, agricultural heritage, and community for the enrichment of current and future generations.
We foster an environment dedicated to discovery through farm-based education and community engagement.
We promote awareness of the importance of farms, relationships to land and community, and access to locally grown food.
We all benefit from Littleton Community Farm one way or the other: by learning how to grow food; by exercising our body and minds; by meeting and knowing people, etc.
However, one of our proudest goals is to grow food for others. Hunger relief is an important part of our mission.
The core program at LCF is the production and provision of high quality healthy food for the local community and for people experiencing “food insecurity” or “very low food security” (as defined by the United States Department of Agriculture). LCF serves mainly Littleton, Ayer, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Lowell and Shirley through Littleton Elder and Human Services, Catholic Charities Food Pantry in Lowell and Loaves and Fishes in Devens. Through Merrimack Valley Food Bank in Lowell and Boston Area Gleaners (distribution to over 500 hunger relief agencies in the greater Boston area), we have an even wider reach. Middlesex County has 140,000 people who experience food insecurity or low food security, with a significant percentage being children. MA Department of Education asserts that 23% of children in Ayer/Shirley, and 50% in Lowell, are economically disadvantaged.