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

Tuesday Market News for May 23, 2017

  It looks like we will have beautiful weather for Tuesday Market again this week. Make a stop from 1:30-6:30,…

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The Sixth Season in the Garden

Now We Are Six! - The Community Garden by the Numbers   This is the 6th season in the Grow Food Northampton…

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A Sunny Day! May 16, 2017!

Spring vegetables continue to shine at the market! Tender young salad greens, fiddleheads, asparagus, scallions, ramps, radishes, kale, green garlic....each…

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Farm-to-Table Dinner at the Farm!

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Tuesday Market for May 9, 2017!

A small amount of asparagus arrived at market last week and quickly disappeared. Lots more will be on the scene…

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Tuesday Market and Valley Gives Day- May 2, 2017

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   Thanks to all who came out to our rainy first market! The weather may not have been on…

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Valley Gives!

It's that time of year again! Your gift to Grow Food Northampton can win you a prize, and help us win…

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Welcome Michael!

Exciting news! We have hired Michael Skillicorn as our new Director of Programs. He will be our second full-time staff…

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