We are Organic Farmers, Consciously growing microgreens and wheatgrass,
promoting a Lifetime of Health for your family and ours."
When 2 Friend’s Farm founding Friend Ashley Driscoll was working as a corporate manager for a manufacturer in Attleboro, she sometimes drove 40 miles away to shop for clean, nutritious foods to feed herself and her young son Michael. Surrounded by fast food and wilting vegetables, Ashley felt frustrated by the lack of easy access to fresh food in her community. A natural problem solver, she began to wonder “as a busy Mom how do I make sure I can always find healthy food to feed my family?”
This quest eventually led Ashley to microgreens, small plants but mighty nutritious and her desire to grow microgreens blossomed. With no previous commercial farming experience and no large stretch of farmland, Ashley researched how to grow these little plants organically, in rich fertile soil. Eventually, a friendship with John Irving, who had business knowledge and technical skills and who shared Ashley’s vision for a healthier, happier life, grew the seed of their shared idea from a dream to a reality.
Their search led them to a local mill, with big windows and ample space, which was re-purposed as an indoor farm. A controlled environment meant the weather and pests would not impede the crops and organic, soil grown greens could be grown and harvested year-round. Together, the Founding Friends planted their first seed in late 2012 and 2 Friends Farm quickly sprouted to life.
Now shipping to grocers and restaurants up and down the east
coast and a local home delivery service, the farm is persistently
growing as people realize how tasty and healthy these mighty greens are. The
farm grows wheatgrass and 21 microgreen crops,
including arugula, basil, beets, broccoli, various kales, parsley, pac choi and
even sunflower greens, just to name a few, as well as a line of salad and micro mixes. The greens can be found in fine grocery stores, juice bars and
restaurants in Greater Boston and throughout New England and New York.
Today, on the outside, 2 Friends Farm may resemble nothing more than a warehouse
on a quiet street in Attleboro, MA but you’d never guess inside that old
mill, a farm is bustling with activity and bursting with greens. Rows and rows
of little plants in all shades of green, yellow, magenta and even purple line
up, tray after tray, until harvest time within two weeks after they poke their
little green leaves out of dark, rich soil- growing goodness everyday.