In 2007, Ann Pellegrino founded Hobbs Farm, a non profit, all-volunteer farm, with a mission to provide fresh wholesome produce to those in need, through a network of local food pantries and food programs.
In 2010, Jen Ross founded HeartBeet Cafe, a nutrition program focused on creating healthy leaders.
Jen connected with Ann through Whole Foods Market and began to volunteer at Hobbs Farm, eventually helping to manage the farm stand and bring school field trips and company-hosted events to the farm.
In 2017, Ann and Jen formed HeartBeet Farms, a one-acre, for-profit, farm on the property of Hobbs farm, to continue their love of farming, focus on bringing nutritious food and education to families and kids, and to help support and sustain the mission of Hobbs Farm.
HeartBeet Farms Vision
Our vision is to help create a society where people are re-connected to where their food comes from and that there is a real understanding about why it is critical to eat food that is high in nutritional value.
The HeartBeet Farms Mission
1. Grow and make available nutritionally-dense, sustainable fruits and vegetables.
2. Create healthy leaders through nutrition education.
3. Help sustain the mission of Bethel Hobbs Community Farm – providing fresh, wholesome food to those who need, through a network of local food pantries and food programs.
HeartBeet Farms produces an abundance of fresh, sustainably-grown, nutritionally dense vegetables and fruits with a focus on nourishing families, especially kids. We deliver weekly, family & kid-friendly vegetable boxes through our farm membership (aka CSA), host school field trips, & offer ‘A Day at the Farm’ with your family or friends. And you never know when our mascots, Heart & Beet, will visit the farm and our mobile farm stand!
We can’t wait to see you at the farm!