The Urban Farming Institute Rededicates the Farm!

The Urban Farming Institute Rededicates the Farm!

HBI made it out to Mattapan to help the Urban Farming Institute of Boston (UFI) celebrate its rededication of the historic 1786 Fowler Clark Epstein Farm after purchasing it as their headquarters earlier this year!

On June 13th, UFI hosted its community of friends, neighbors, supporters, and collaborators for their rededication celebration at the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm. It was a breezy, beautiful afternoon to visit the farm; The peas planted the month prior were rapidly twining up their support strings, eggplants were starting to take root in their back bed, and a patch of ripening white strawberries (or pineberries) beckoned to be picked through. 

As they say, when on the farm, do as the farmers do! After checking in, all HBI staffers joined the commotion to rifle through the strawberry patch to find and taste for ourselves these mysterious white strawberries. No surprise, they were delicious!

Behind the historic 1786 house, the jazzy musical stylings of the Life Symphony Inc. Baba Rumas & Co. were the perfect accompaniment to the Caribbean fusion ZAZ restaurant’s food truck and the smoothie station provided by Cafe Juice Up. Also tasty!





Though we couldn’t stay until the end, all of HBI really enjoyed being on the farm to witness the Urban Farming Institute’s rededication of the space they’ve come to call home. After almost a decade of working with Historic Boston to redevelop this site as UFI’s headquarters, this ceremony officially put their stake in the ground – or many – if you’re looking at their pea patch.

UFI’s Farmstand Fridays will be back up and running starting on June 28th. You can also join Fit Around the Farm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or attend UFI’s Grow Series on June 23rd to learn the basics of gardening.

Congratulations on a successful rededication celebration UFI!

Read about HBI’s springtime visit to the farm here.