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Supporting Hartford residents on a phased path to an independent farming career.



Running from March through November, this program offers participants the chance to learn about sustainable farming techniques, including in-ground growing and hydroponics. 

Participants are supported throughout the season as they grow food for sale to local organizations and for use in their own businesses. 

As Farmers progress through the program, KNOX connects participants to appropriate partners to aid in business development.

The program consists of 3 Levels of support for entrepreneurs with a farm-based business including:

Level 1Classroom, Lab, & Independent Study

Level 2Business Planning, Implementation, & Profitability

Level 3 Business Startup Training & Full-time Employment


  • Weekly Farmers Market from May – October
  • 1+ acre of active farmland
  • High tunnel hoop house for in-ground growing
  • Heated and Hydroponic Growing Greenhouses
  • Solar Panel
  • Storage cooler and produce washing station 

Interested in learning how to become an urban farmer?

Interested in learning how to become an urban farmer?

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