We are Fork Farms
At Fork Farms, we defend the human right to fresh food so that all people can achieve their full potential. We are dedicated to inspiring and empowering our partners to grow fresh food, nourish their communities and heal our planet.
Show respect and kindness, act with integrity, create inclusive spaces and connect authentically
Own your work with positivity and enthusiasm
Fork Up and Forge On
Be resilient and embrace failure as feedback
Lead with Vulnerability
Accept and address our biases; embrace personal growth, and create space for others to do so; work as a team and in humble servitude to others
The Time Is Now
Pursue our mission with urgency; face hurdles with optimism and curiosity
Fork Farms started with the simple idea that growing your own food has the power to create positive change. During the summer of 2010, Fork Farms co-founder Alex Tyink volunteered at a rooftop garden in Brooklyn, New York growing food for a neighborhood pantry. At the end of the summer, Alex was given a bag of fresh food to take home as a token of appreciation for his service. He had never grown his own food before. And as simple as it sounds, that bag of fresh produce changed him forever.
The summer of 2010 ignited a chain of events that would lead to the cognizance of the power of growing fresh food and its ability to bring about happier, healthier people. Alex realized that involvement and engagement provides opportunity for connection. Connection leads to real, sustainable change. He wanted to create a way that breaks down barriers to fresh food and give everyone the power to grow their own food in a sustainable and transformative way.
The over decade-long journey has seen Fork Farms transform from an independent contractor, building rooftop gardens, a garage-based hydroponic prototype made out of wood, to four generations of Flex Farms, and partnerships with organizations across the globe. To date, Fork Farms has been involved in over 1,000 Flex Farm installations across the United States and globally.
Expanding Educational Resources around the world
Fork Farms team
The Fork Farms team is made up of passionate individuals from varying and unique backgrounds, united by our collective belief that anyone can be a farmer. Together, we work to reinvent the global food system to accelerate local access to fresh food and inspire healthier living for all.
Fork Farms Foundation
There is no excuse for children to go hungry in America. Yet it happens every day, in every community. Today, there are an estimated 17 million children struggling with hunger in America – 6 million more than before the pandemic. And 2.7 million more families are going hungry.
The Fork Farms Foundation is working to end hunger and promote awareness of solutions to help vulnerable populations address food insecurity by making fresh healthy food accessible. By investing in the Foundation, we can more broadly and intentionally convene strategic partners in the communities we serve to further this vision, together.
Discover The Flex Farm
Connect with an expert member of our team. Our team will answer all your questions and help your growing experience come to life.