March 29, 2023

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month – an opportunity to show allyship for people in the disabled community. It’s also an opportunity to share how proud we are to support Smile Farms, our signature philanthropic partner.
January 30, 2023

One for All Gifts in Southold, owned by mother-son duo, spotlights neurodiverse entrepreneurs

Finding the perfect present for someone always brings a rush of delight. At One for All Gifts in Southold, that buzz is accompanied by an eye-opening, "Aha" moment.
October 1, 2022

Smile Farms® Helps Create a Sense of Purpose for Adults with Disabilities

October kicks off National Disability Employment Awareness Month, celebrating the contributions of American workers with disabilities – past and present – and highlighting supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices.
November 4, 2020

Make My Day Jewels

Seven year-old Fallyn Gorham created ‘Make My Day Jewels’ to showcase her beautiful beaded designs. Smile Farms is thankful to have received a generous donation of 50 customized Farms Mask Hangers...
September 29, 2020

2020 Golf Outing

Thank you for joining us at the 6th Annual Smile Farms Golf Outing. It was a great day of golf, camaraderie, and commitment in support of Smile Farms. Together we raised over $215,000 - our most successful...
September 22, 2020

Smile Farms Impact on Farmers & Myself

My name is Erika Rosborg and I’ve recently started to volunteer with the team at Smile Farms. Coming from the corporate world, I have worked on many teams throughout the various stages of my career...
August 31, 2020

A Ray of Sunshine from Smile Farms

Since this project had to be delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions, we continued to discuss ways to keep our collaboration a priority. Director of Community Engagement Diana Martin...
July 24, 2020

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act

“Thirty years ago, Cheryl knew exactly what she was missing, even though most others did not. Being dependent on a wheelchair to get around, her options were extremely limited...
July 24, 2020

Intern Initiative: Smile Farms “At Home” Grow Kits

My name is Alexa Nazarbechian and I am the Smile Farms Summer 2020 Intern. When I discovered my internship would be conducted virtually due to the global pandemic, I could not imagine how...
July 23, 2020

Dos Gringos

Hola! Jason Levin here, President and Chief Gringo of Dos Gringos. We are a commercial flower grower based north of San Diego, California.  Our hard-working team has dedicated almost 25 years exclusively...
June 24, 2020

Planting a Patch of Peppers

Our pepper production this year is officially underway! Thanks to our incredible farmers and the help of our proactive partners at Brooklyn Grange, we anticipate doubling this year’s harvest so more Smile Farms...
June 18, 2020

Long Island Business News – Nonprofit of the Year

Smile Farms was founded in 2015 by Jim and Chris McCann of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. in partnership with Independent Group Home Living Program (IGHL) which serves people with intellectual disabilities...
May 27, 2020

Smile Farms – A Great Nonprofit Community

I joined the Smile Farms team in January 2020. In four short yet impactful months, I have been blown away by the strength and vibrancy of the Smile Farms community. From donors -- to Smile Farmers and their families...
May 14, 2020

Smile Farms Awarded Guidestar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency

Smile Farms has been awarded the highest level of recognition offered by Guidestar – the Platinum Seal of Transparency. Guidestar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations, connecting...
May 14, 2020

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Interview with Jennifer Low

Tell us about Smile Farms' mission and scope.  Smile Farms creates meaningful employment, vocational, and educational opportunities for people with disabilities at farms, urban gardens, and greenhouses in their local...
April 17, 2020

Staying Connected

I just did a post for 1-800 all about The Joy of Coloring. It made me think about how we all need outlets for our emotions. I am a creative person and love to share my passion for creating, with the people...