Growing Healthy Kids
Seamark is a working farm! Here the children care for animals, work the soil, cultivate crops and participate in outdoor activities in a safe, wholesome environment. In addition to producing fresh food daily for our home menus and providing free or low cost produce to food-insecure families in our area, the children are learning self-sufficiency, teamwork and responsibility.
Thanks to our community partners, our farm is growing! We have completed our Blueberry Acre with over 2000 plants, including several varieties of blueberries for optimum production. We have planted 500 blackberry bushes with plans for more. We have also planted an orchard with 75 fruit trees, loquats, figs, paw paws, Asian pears, olives, pomegranates and more.
Seamark Ranch is expanding our community gardening initiative and exploring opportunities with area food banks, restaurants and culinary schools. The crops growing in the garden rotate seasonally and include broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, peppers, swiss chard, lettuce, potatoes, okra, watermelon, cucumbers and squash. The program and its harvest offer Seamark children a new perspective on healthy eating and food production, while instilling a sense of purpose as the children work to help eliminate hunger in our community.
Our goal for Seamark Farms is to move toward sustainable agriculture and continue to expand our community supported agriculture efforts. We will continue to teach the children the concept of self-sufficiency and healthy minds and bodies by producing a fresh food item for every meal every day.