At the Girls Inc. Youth Farm, we give girls the tools to be strong, smart & bold by hiring them to do the meaningful work of growing food on our 9.5-acre plot in Frayser. At the farm, the girls will reap the rewards of growing healthy produce while engaging in social entrepreneurship, leadership and civic training with local leaders and through volunteer activities.

Our Girls Inc. Youth Farmers will become:

Strong: Healthy

  • Understanding healthy living in connection with ecology, food, and community
  • Re-defining and pre-defining “food” as primarily vegetables
  • Becoming aware of the correlation of  diabetes, heart disease, and obesity with hunger and
    nutrition

Smart: Educated

  • Developing academic and leadership skills  by running all aspects of their own community supported agricultural farm, farmers market, and resource center
  • Enhancing tactile skills, critical and systems thinking, and understanding of eco-systems management

Bold: Independent

  • Leading and engaging in civic and community activities
  • Developing confidence,  perseverance, and resiliency through learning crop design, farm management, crop harvest and marketing of fresh food
  • Reducing urban blight by creating a vibrant and beautiful community space
 
Youth Farmers 

Where to find our produce

Produce from our farm is currently available at three local farmer's markets:

MFM2

Where: Court Square

When: Wednesdays 4pm-7pm

Season: June-October

 

Frayser Farm Stand

Where: 1179 Dellwood Avenue, Memphis, TN 38127

When: Fridays 4pm-6pm

Season: April-November

 

Memphis Farmers Market

Where: the Train Station Pavilion at the corner of GE Patterson & Front Street

When: Saturdays 7am-1pm

Season: April-October

Additionally, you can call in pick-up orders Tuesday-Friday at the farm (1179 Dellwood). Call Farm Manager Miles Tamboli at (901)596-8571 for our current produce listing.

 

Contact Us!

Miles Tamboli
Youth Farm Manager - Farm Operations
901-596-8571
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Kelsey Hoffman
Youth Farm Manager - Programs
901-596-8571

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Testimonials

My grandmother, Mertie Buckman, suggested I get involved with Girls Inc. of Memphis. From day one I knew it was making a difference in our city by providing girls the skills and self-confidence the need to be successful. - Kathy Buckman Gibson

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Girls Inc. of Memphis
Administrative Office
910 Vance Ave.
Memphis, TN 38126
901-523-0217
 
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