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Dania writes “Global Village at Tuck Away Farm was built on the belief that each individual has the ability to live sustainably. We hope to teach and learn from migrant workers, who may or may not have already worked in agriculture, how to run a farm and create jobs. Our goal is to give people opportunities before they run out of options.”
Tuckaway farm is a worker owned cooperative in Massachusetts founded by women of color. As farmers we strive to not only bring affordable food to communities but also teach how to grow sustainably. This past season we farmed on an acre of land including a 100 foot long hoop house. In the future we hope to expand as the business grows and as we get more members.
We grow medicinal and cooking herbs in our hoop house such as sage, St. John’s-Wort, lemon balm, chamomile and many others. For produce we grow a variety of specialty cucumbers and tomatoes as well as other goods (garlic, kale, lettuce, potatoes, green beans, carrots, radishes).