Who we are
Mustard Seed Farm & Market is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to provide meaningful work for adults with disabilities. Mustard Seed is located in Richmond, Texas, in Fort Bend County.
Our mission is to provide meaningful work for adults who have disabilities, to foster a sense of belonging within the community, and to nurture independence and self-confidence so that no one feels lost in the world.
Our vision for Mustard Seed Farm is to provide a work and job skill training program that teaches our trainees how to grow seasonal organic herbs and vegetables. Trainees will also learn how to grow several varieties of hard-to-find native butterfly milkweed plants.
Our founders: Ashley & Derick Grubb
For the last 10 years, Ashley & Derick Grubb have worked in the fields of education, horticulture, work programs for adults with disabilities, and residential care for adults with disabilities. They have been nurturing the dream of creating Mustard Seed Farm and Market all along the way.
They believe that each of their experiences has been a building block toward making this dream a reality. Mustard Seed is where you can find local food that makes a difference. We believe in growing great plants, produce, and people!
After years of planning and three years of growing trials, they are moving ahead on their dream to start a farm where everyone always feels welcome.
We have to give credit for the creation of Mustard Seed to the endless support, encouragement, and donated time and resources from our family, friends, and amazing board of directors. Without them, we would still just be dreaming.
We are currently raising funds for Mustard Seed Farm. Our plan is to break ground and begin construction in the spring of 2020 in Richmond, Texas.
How you can help
One of the most important ways you can help support Mustard Seed Farm is by donating. All funds raised will be used for building green houses, building wheelchair-accessible paths, and preparing our 11 acres of land.
Every dollar brings us one step closer to providing an environment where adults with disabilities can gain real-world job experience in the horticulture industry.
Milkweed is the sole source of food for monarch butterfly larvae (caterpillars). Your donation will also support our milkweed program, which in turn helps provide an environment where monarch butterflies can thrive.
Please consider donating today by clicking the button below!