The Hudson Food Collective – Hudson’s Heartbeet Community Farm
Building community and knowledge to create a healthy, ecological and just local food system in Hudson and beyond…
The Hudson Food Collective is a non-profit organization that aims to create a healthy, local and just food system.
The HFC is run by citizen volunteers from Hudson and neighbouring communities. Our mandate includes educating members of the community, from elementary school students to senior citizens, about the food we eat, from seed to plate and beyond.
We organize community activities throughout the year such as farm visits, cooking workshops, film screenings, fruit tree gleaning, and a Harvest Party. The main project of the HFC is the Hudson Heartbeet Community Farm, established in 2016.
Located on 2 acres of town land on Main road in the west end of Hudson, across from Thompson Park, the farm is the only community farm in our region! It is certified organic (Ecocert) and provides fresh vegetables to Hudson and the surrounding region in the form of weekly baskets as part of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. We also work to reduce food insecurity and build food related skills by working closely with local food banks and other community organizations. We host a work exchange and internship program, operate an on-site farm stand open to the public, and serve to educate people of all ages about how to grow food through small-scale farming.
If you are interested in purchasing a vegetable basket for 2021, if you have food, knowledge or skills to share, or would like to learn and grow together, please get in touch!
We are always looking for new members who would like to contribute to growing a local, resilient and healthy food system.