Community Farm Pilot Program

Community Farm Pilot Program

Salem Hospital is committed to caring for the communities we serve.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, we found that many in our communities are food insecure and do not have access to enough affordable food. 

The Community Farm Pilot Program will take important steps to directly combat food insecurity in Lynn, as well as offer fresh and healthy alternatives that have become more expensive, and scarce, during the pandemic. 

Salem Hospital and the North Shore Physicians Group will embark on the Community Farm Pilot Program this calendar year on the site of the former Union Hospital.  We will construct farm beds and plant crops in time to have fresh food available in the spring of 2022. 

We believe the farm will become a place for the community to gather, grow nourishing food under the guidance of our nutritionists and farm managers and that this locally grown food will be available to the community at large. 

Sponsoring the 2021 Annual Salem Hospital Golf Classic will provide the funds needed for materials, farm tending and management, crop planning and ongoing administrative support.