Growing great plants
Mustard Seed Farm & Market is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit horticulture-based work program.
Why Create Mustard Seed Farm & Market
Based on recent Census Bureau numbers and a 2017 study by Dietz et al, there are an estimated 26,874 disabled individuals aged 18-64 in Fort Bend County and of those, roughly 10,500 have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Many of these individuals are capable of working but struggle to find employment due to potential employers’ misconceptions about their abilities or lack of basic general job skill training.
Mustard Seed Farm & Market was created to offer employment and job skill training for adults who have disabilities. Our plan is to provide meaningful work that will help them gain the skills they need to be successful within the horticulture industry.
Capital Campaign Progress
We've made good progress toward our goal of raising enough funds to construct our work program building. That will enable us provide day program services and employ adults who have disabilities. So far, we have commitments for land to build on and use of a greenhouse to grow the plants we will sell to generate the funds that will allow us to become a financially self sustaining organization.
What We Still Need
The remaining piece of the puzzle that is still needed in order for us to begin operations is a basic, climate controlled building such as the one pictured. This will provide an additional safe space for our participants to work.