Gravity Hill Farm was founded in 2005 as a small family farm, dedicated to teaching about nature—and nurturing—through organic farming and raising animals. Co-owners David Earling and Maria Nicolo wanted to create a farm rooted in their community, and of service to that community. After 10 rewarding (and exhausting) years as a market farm, Gravity Hill leased our growing fields to other farmers so that our family could spend more time on education and community-building projects at the farm.
As of the 2020 farm season, all growing at Gravity Hill Farm benefits Rolling Harvest Food Rescue which distributes fresh produce to neighbors in need. Throughout the farming season, there will be opportunities for volunteers to work on the farm to help grow and harvest food for Rolling Harvest. Go to the Volunteer Page on their website for more information.
The Barn at Gravity Hill is now a separate location on the farm dedicated to farm-based education serving local schools and community-based organizations. Our non-profit mission is to offer a space and programming for issues connecting food, nature, sustainability and community. Our priority is to be a resource for those with the least access to healthy food and green open spaces.
Our mission is supported by a limited amount of private rentals of The Barn for special events like weddings and corporate retreats. When you rent The Barn at Gravity Hill, you are supporting that mission and benefiting our local schools and community.