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

In less than one year, Grow Food Northampton moved from a small group of concerned citizens to a vibrant, community-driven non-profit organization. GFN now owns the largest community farm in Massachusetts, located in the geographic heart of Northampton.

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

Valley Gives Day, May 3

How YOU can help us make $20K in one day Valley Gives Day is important for philanthropy across our region,…

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Tuesday Market Opens April 26

Today is the day! Tuesday Market returns! Signs of Spring are everywhere with the warmer weather taking hold. Our fertile…

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Tuesday Market is our new program!

We are thrilled to announce that Tuesday Market, a vibrant downtown farmers' market that has become a key economic and…

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Half-price farm shares for SNAP participants!

Everyone should have access to healthy, locally grown food. If you are a participant in the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance…

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Seeking Board Members (Deadline April 30)

At age 6, Grow Food Northampton is looking for two new board members with vision, energy, and strong skill sets to…

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Seed Swap March 5!

Seed Swap! Saturday, March 5th, 2016, 10am-1pm at Smith Vocational High School. Learn about seed saving. Celebrate the magic of seeds. Share seeds saved from…

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2015 Year-in-Review

Whether opening up plots for new community gardeners, reviving FarmFest, hosting field trips, or expanding our Food Access programs, we…

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Thanks for #GivingTuesday Support!

#GivingTuesday Results $5,528 raised ($4,730 online, $798 offline), plus $5,000 match, for a total of $10,528! 72 online donors, 18 offline…

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