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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– September 19 News

  It's going to be a full and busy week at Tuesday Market. Don't let the rainy forecast stop you from…

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Tuesday Market– September 12– Market News

    It's the fourth week of our Summer Chef Series! This week we welcome Betty Rosbottom. Betty is the author…

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September 10 Dinner at the Farm

Please join us at the Farm on Sunday, September 10, for a fantastic gourmet dinner by Wheelhouse, featuring ingredients from…

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Tuesday Market- August 29- Kids Cooking Demo at 5pm!

  Last week was a hot and happy market. Mary Reilly, publisher of Edible Pioneer Valley, executive chef of dining services at…

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Tuesday Market– August 22– News

    This week starts our 6-week Tuesday Market Summer Chef Series! Each week for 6 weeks market-goers can enjoy a…

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Tuesday Market – August 15

  Cooler, dry air makes great conditions for cooking up a nice farmers' market meal. Find inspiration among the onions, tomatoes,…

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Tuesday Market Summer Chef Series

The Tuesday Market Summer Chef Series kicks off on August 22, 2017. Each week for 6 weeks market-goers can enjoy…

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Tuesday Market– August 8 News

    As we move through deep summer, many new fruits are ripe and ready to bring to market. Last week…

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