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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–July 25–Newsletter

One of the best things about a farmers' market is the excitement when long-awaited crops are harvested and make their…

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–Tuesday Market –July 18–

  Find every color in the rainbow as you walk around Tuesday Market this week! Mid-July is so colorful! Stop…

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Tuesday Market- July 11- Kids Music at 4pm!

    It was great to see so many people at the market last week on the 4th of July!…

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Tuesday Market is OPEN on 4th of July!

      Yes, it's true, Tuesday Market is OPEN on the 4th of July! Spread the love- invite a…

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It’s HIP at Tuesday Market

For years, Tuesday Market shoppers with SNAP benefits have been able to get up to a $10 match when they purchase…

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Local Food for Local People!

Grow Food Northampton is devoted to bringing healthy local food to local people. In addition to donating thousands of pounds…

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Tuesday Market for June 27, 2017!

      Believe it or not, this week is our 10th Tuesday Market of the season! With the first…

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Last Day of Spring- Feeling like Summer! June 20, 2017

    Summer officially arrives on Wednesday, enjoy the last hours of Spring at Tuesday Market! This will be the…

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