Yellow Farmhouse Education Center uses culinary and farm-based education to connect people to each other and to where their food comes from so that we can cultivate a shared commitment to supporting a local, sustainable food system accessible and affordable to all. Drawing on the bounty of the land and the sea, as well as the rich culinary and agricultural heritage of the region, Yellow Farmhouse:
Convenes stakeholders and sparks dialogue to create meaningful change in how our food is grown, prepared, and consumed.
Forges partnerships with area schools to develop curriculum and educational opportunities for teachers and students, ensuring that the next generation is invested in a sustainable food system.
Offers experiential opportunities for individuals of all ages to cook, share meals and learn together how to support human health, community health, and environmental health.
Housed at Stone Acres Farm, a working farm in Stonington, CT, Yellow Farmhouse envisions a healthy, robust, and thriving local food system accessible and affordable to all.
Yellow Farmhouse commitment to dismantling racism in the food system
Develop a value statement that recognizes the privileges that we have as an organization and outlines the work culture of equity and diversity that we strive to build.
Staff and Board Structure
Diversify staff and board to better represent the communities that we serve now and that we aim to serve in the future
Build new and strengthen existing partnerships that support inclusion and dismantling racism in the food system and in our community.
Resources and Privileges
Identify resources and privileges that we have that can be used to support organizations and people that might not have the same resources and/or privileges
Content and Educational Messages
Review and revise content to include more BIPOC voices and to ensure a viewpoint that isn’t just about inclusion but also addresses inequities and racism in the food system. Elevate voices of BIPOC.
Farm Land and Location
Better understand and communicate the history of the land that we work on. Understand the history of agriculture.
Include opportunities to educate Yellow Farmhouse staff and board about the role of our farm and non-profit in dismantling racism and building a more equitable food system at every board meeting..