Volunteer

Our volunteers are good-hearted people who are passionate about growing food and donating it to people in need. Come join us. We have regular hours during the week and on the weekends for a variety of volunteer tasks for all skill and fitness levels.

We need help all season long:

  • Shaping garden beds for planting
  • Seed starting, transplanting and direct seeding garden beds
  • Weekly harvest, cleaning, and preparation
  • Donation schedules and distribution
  • Garden upkeep of pathways, fencing, weeds, and overall presentation
  • Seasonal projects, events and fundraising

Volunteer Locations:
Sticks & Stones Garden
197 Huntingtown Rd, Newtown, CT

Catherine Violet Hubbard Sanctuary
3 Old Farm Rd, Newtown, CT

Stay Tuned for 2022 Seasonal Volunteer Hours

Please email sean@realfoodct.org for more information.


Jobs & Internships

We are looking for young leaders interested in farming and food security to help us run both of our farms in Newtown, CT during the 2022 growing season. We will have five set days a week and our interns will be responsible for assisting in all planting, harvesting, garden upkeep, and donation procedures. Experience is welcome but not necessary.

All 8 of our Internship positions are filled for the 2022 season.

The Community Outreach Coordinator position is filled.

Subscribe to our newsletter for announcements on future positions.


Partner Opportunities

The more food we grow, the more we can donate.  If you are in within 30 minutes of Newtown and think your organization may be interested in becoming a production, education, or distribution partner please let us know.

Our efforts to provide the most nutritious food for our community will go farther and faster with your support.  Let us know if you or your company are interested in sponsoring part of our project.

We are excited to partner with like-minded organizations that are trying to make an impact in getting healthy food to people that need it.  We’d be happy to share data, techniques, strategies and more. Let us know if you want to team up.


Local Farmers

Message to local farmers:

You are the most important players in our local food system. Your work and efforts are invaluable. Here is how we can partner:

Surplus Pickup
If your farm, or farmers market you attend, is within a 15-mile radius of Newtown, CT, we are offering to pick up your excess harvest, and deliver it directly to those in need in our area. Not only will your food donations help people in need, you can also earn tax deductions at the end of the year. We provide an end-of-year summary for your donations.

Gleaning
We can help you make the last pass in your fields with our teams of volunteers and interns.

Direct Farm-to-Pantry Purchasing
The Real Food Fund provides funding for our team to coordinate paid contracts between local farms and hunger relief organizations.

If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact me for more details. Thank you for your time and all that you do for our local food system!

Sean Fitzpatrick
sean@realfoodct.org
917-575-6811

Donate

Real Food CT runs on the heart and soul of volunteers. Your donation will go toward the costs of our production operations, transportation of food donations, community education, young farmer interns, and the construction of an amazing local food hub.