Grow Food Northampton’s mission is to promote food security by advancing sustainable agriculture in the Northampton, Massachusetts area.

We own a 120-acre community farm that provides access to land and markets for local farmers using sustainable practices and selling to local markets. We also manage a large community garden, the vibrant downtown Tuesday Market, and many programs providing food access to low-income families and educational opportunities for young people.

Organic Community Gardening and Affordable Farmland

Food Access and Farm Education Programs

Our Goals

  • Increase the supply and accessibility of space for food growing and of locally grown food.
  • Educate the community about sustainable agriculture and help residents gain the skills and resources to grow food organically.
  • Support the development of a vibrant, local, agriculture economy.

Our Beliefs

  • Broad access to high quality, nutritious, locally grown food improves community health and reduces health inequalities.
  • Food security is an elemental long-term investment for our children.
  • A strong, diversified local food economy strengthens our food security and increases our resilience in the face of economic instability, climate change, energy depletion and other possible threats.
  • Independent small-scale farms that directly feed their communities dignify both the farmer and the consumer; farmers with a direct stake in the local market are more reliable, efficient, and accountable; consumers who are intimate with their food chain and their farmers will respect and support them more effectively.
  • Successful agriculture looks to the past and the future: it studies lessons from our farming history, embraces new research into sustainable practices, critically examines current agricultural paradigms, and fosters farm-based and food-based learning in the entire community.
  • Farmers deserve access to affordable farmland and local markets, and should have the opportunity to build equity in their enterprise.

Recent Posts

Helping Students Become Local Food Champions

Our education programs are growing! This fall, the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) awarded Grow Food Northampton…

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Red Bag Round Up!

This fall, we launched a new food access program called the Red Bag Fresh Food Program: a subsidized farm share…

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Staff Updates

It's the people that make any organization work, including staff, volunteers, and those we serve. I'd like to take a…

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Welcome to our new home

We have exciting news to share—we moved our office! Our former office space in downtown Northampton was getting cramped, so…

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Senior FarmShare Wrap-up

Our Senior FarmShare program provides access to sustainably-grown, local produce for low-income seniors in Northampton. For only ONE DOLLAR PER…

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The Giving Garden’s amazing 2016 season!

It is mid-October and as the days get shorter and the leaves change color, we take the opportunity to reflect…

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Raffle Time!

We are now selling raffle tickets online and at Tuesday Market. Check out the great prizes and purchase e-tickets below!…

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Veggie Fling!

Last Sunday, Grow Food Northampton hosted Veggie Fling, an end-of-the-season celebration for our gardeners at the Grow Food Northampton Community Garden. Activities…

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