"The founders of FGF have distinguished themselves as ‘visionaries.’ With boundless enthusiasm and social media skills, the FGF team has built a significant following. Excellent computer and research skills have made it possible for FGF’s new farmers to access and absorb tremendous amount of information about farming and nonprofit operations. Those watching FGF’s evolution most closely note that FGF is growing and becoming more aware, focused and smart about what they’re doing. FGF is learning and evolving.“
What People Say
"I would highly recommend FGF to anyone considering WWOOFing. First of all, they have a great mission. With a payment model of ‘take what you need, pay what you can’ and a goal of educating a younger generation of farmers, they are certainly making waves in the world of food security. FGF is a wonderful, welcoming community. So many people come and go, but in the time you are there you will definitely become a part of their family. I learned so many valuable skills and made connections with so many amazing people. I had a really difficult time tearing myself away after only six weeks."
"What an incredible experience. The organizers of First Generation Farmers are dedicated to providing opportunities for anyone and everyone that stays on their farm. There is structure and guidance, but also freedom to explore the land and start a project that may contribute to the farm. I was very inspired by Alli, Ellie, Kenny, and ALL of the fellow WWOOFers that I met during my stay. There were people visiting from all across the globe and we had such a great time getting to know about each others' cultures and sharing stories as we got our hands dirty and harvested bounties of beautiful, organic vegetables for the community. Whether you are novice or seasoned farmer, it is worth it to visit this farm because of the connections you will make. Thank you to everyone who facilitated this experience for myself, and for the many more to come!"
"I had one of the most truly amazing experiences in my life with First Generation Farmers. I had the opportunity to learn about sustainable agriculture, get my hands dirty in the plot, help design and update the website and media platforms, and participate in fundraising efforts, which was a pleasure and gave me a different insight into the challenges of agriculture in the USA. It was my first wwoofing experience and also my first cultural immersion in an American farming community. I must say that First Generation Farmers set the standard really high. A big thanks to the incredible and lovely Cecchini family, who made us feel like we were at home."