Our mission is to provide food education and alleviate food insecurity with nutrient dense produce and protein.

What We Do

The JK Community Farm is a 150 acre working farm practicing regenerative, sustainable, chemical-free four season agriculture, and growing solely for the food insecure.

We grow over 50 varieties of vegetables, fruits, protein and herbs on 14 acres of outdoor fields, 2 high tunnels, 1 greenhouse, and 14 raised beds. Our crops are selected to optimize options that are best suited to the season, and the families that we serve. We offer an annual survey to the families we feed to ensure they have access to the healthy foods they desire.

With two staff, our farm is operated primarily with the help of volunteers who join us for all planting and harvesting. After harvest, the food grown at the JK Community Farm is picked up by our food pantry partners for immediate distribution. Harvests are picked up daily to ensure the food is reaching families as fresh as possible.

The JK Community Farm is open to the public as a hub for volunteerism and food education, a place for people to connect with their food and where it comes from. The JK Community Farm is the nation’s largest chemical-free nonprofit farm donating 100% of what we grow.

Why?

Our food system is broken, and we are in pursuit of change. We believe that all people and all communities have the right to access nutritionally dense and culturally appropriate produce and protein.

Food insecurity refers to the inability to afford enough food for an active, healthy life. Common household responses to inadequate food supplies are food budget adjustments, and increased consumption of low cost, ultra processed, calorie dense foods with little nutritional value. Historically, much of the food donated to food pantries has been processed foods high in salt, fat, and sugar. These foods may alleviate hunger, but they do not provide the nutrients our bodies need to thrive. The USDA reports strong correlations between food insecurity, and negative health outcomes including a higher probability of diet related chronic disease – cancer, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, kidney disease, and COPD

In Northern Virginia alone, 90,000 people are facing food insecurity, and 40% are children. We wish to enhance quality of life for those people by creating access to fresh food, and food education, with a focus on regenerative agriculture.

In 2020, the JK Community Farm has provided 145,000 lbs of local, fresh, chemical-free produce and protein for our food pantry partners.

Why?

Our food system is broken, and we are in pursuit of change. We believe that all people and all communities have the right to access nutritionally dense and culturally appropriate produce and protein.

Food insecurity refers to the inability to afford enough food for an active, healthy life. Common household responses to inadequate food supplies are food budget adjustments, and increased consumption of low cost, ultra processed, calorie dense foods with little nutritional value. Historically, much of the food donated to food pantries has been processed foods high in salt, fat, and sugar. These foods may alleviate hunger, but they do not provide the nutrients our bodies need to thrive. The USDA reports strong correlations between food insecurity, and negative health outcomes including a higher probability of diet related chronic disease – cancer, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, kidney disease, and COPD

In Northern Virginia alone, 90,000 people are facing food insecurity, and 40% are children. We wish to enhance quality of life for those people by creating access to fresh food, and food education, with a focus on regenerative agriculture.

In 2020, the JK Community Farm has provided 145,000 lbs of local, fresh, chemical-free produce and protein for our food pantry partners.

News & Events

2022 Plant-A-Thon

February 11th, 2022|

On May 20th, 21st and 22nd the JK Community Farm’s community will be working together to plant 16,000 seedlings. These seedlings will grow into [...]