490 Farmers

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The 490 Farm

Located at the corner of Broadway & Meigs St. across from the Baber AME Church (550 Meigs St., Rochester NY, 14607), we are the first community garden on state owned land in New York, and the second largest in the city of Rochester (after Lexington Community Farm).

info@490farmers.org is the easiest way to get in touch with us! You can also call us at 585-204-0094.

Our Mission

490 Farmers seeks to learn alongside Rochester residents and youth to build community, provide land access, and address food insecurity through urban agriculture. Guided by principles of mutual aid, we aim to steward a space where all feel welcome and integral to this mission, thereby pushing our city toward a more resilient and equitable future. 

Drone picture of 490 Farmers in full bloom 

Aerial view of 490 Farmers

What We Offer

Free Food Forest! 

A perennial forest garden where volunteers can help themselves. We have a wide assortment of fruit trees, berry bushes, herbs, and perennial vegetables. Extra produce is donated to our community partners.

69 garden plots for rent! 

Raised beds of varying sizes used for food or therapy gardening. All garden plots are currently filled; if you would like to be added to the waitlist for a plot, please complete this form. Plot Waitlist Form

Children's Garden! 

Our lovely children's garden provides an opportunity to play in the soil and a sand box, walk along a yellow brick road, learn and help grow some kid-friendly plants (flowers, vegetables, & native pollinators). Any child with adult supervision is welcome to harvest from the Children's Garden.

Community Composting! 

A three bin system where anyone can bring their kitchen or garden compost. The compost is located at our entrance on Meigs St. Learn more about composting here.  Composting Resources

Our Community Partners

Our work would not be possible without the continual support from our partners and friends. We can't thank you enough!

Rochester Mutual Aid Network

Hippocampo Books 


Cornell Cooperative Extension 

New York State Department of Transportation