Saturday, February 28
Smith Vocational High School
GFN Office, 245 Main Street #207
Clem officially begins his tenure on January 2, 2015. Come meet him at our downtown office any Tuesday 10am-noon, 245 Main St. Northampton #207.
In 2014, our strategic planning process engaged over 350 community members through an online survey, two focus groups of farmers and core volunteers, and dozens of stakeholders in one-on-one interviews. Please read the outcome of this community conversation!
Read all about GFN’s year in our annual report!
Every growing season, we offer steeply discounted farmshares to qualifying low-income households and seniors so they may enjoy our Farm’s abundant, delicious vegetables and fruit.
Through generous donor funding, we brought 800 public elementary school children to the Grow Food Northampton Community Farm in Fall 2014 to harvest and discover!
The Easthampton-based sustainable livestock farm grazes cattle throughout our entire community farm, adding fertility by manuring our soil, and keeping our mowing needs at bay.
After a successful first year, Sawmill Farm is growing their operation and expanding their leased land with GFN.
In fall 2013, Slow Tractor Farm, owned by Andrea and Christian Stanley of Hadley, MA, acquired “organic certification” for our East Field after leasing it for two years. They grow grain at GFN’s community farm for their malt business, Valley Malt, and supply local craft breweries with 100% local malted grain! This year they harvested 9000 pounds of black beans from our fields!
Crimson & Clover had 370 happy shareholders in the 2014 season, and just launched (and filled) their first “late fall” share program. Crimson and Clover Farm is our “anchor” CSA farm growing vegetables and fruit sustainably for shareholders and to sell at Northampton’s Tuesday and Saturday farmers markets, hosting educational programming, and donating thousands of pounds of produce each year to hunger relief programs.