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

Help Build Our Shed!

We are excited to partner with Rattlesnake Gutter Timberworks to offer a fantastic opportunity to learn traditional American timber framing technique while…

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FarmFest 2015!

FarmFest is back after a 3-year hiatus! FarmFest 2015, from 12-4 pm on Sunday, October 25, celebrates the close of…

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Fall Field Trips Open to Teachers!

During the weeks of October 26 and November 2, Grow Food Northampton will host 20 field trips for elementary classrooms…

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Senior Farm Shares in Full Swing

Grow Food Northampton is pleased to announce another successful season with our Senior FarmShare program, and grateful for excellent MassLive coverage of…

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Grow Food Northampton Seeks Board Members (Deadline Oct. 15)

At age 5, we are looking for two new board members with vision, energy, and strong skill sets to help…

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Bistro Les Gras Cooking Class at WFM July 6

Cooking Class - Farm to Table with Bistro Les Gras Monday, July 6 6:30-8p at Whole Foods Market in Hadley…

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Vote for our Giving Garden Grant!

Vote early and often! Click HERE and you can vote once a day until July 6 to give Grow Food Northampton…

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Giving Garden Expands, You Can Help

We are expanding our commitment to donating organic produce to partners who directly address food insecurity in the community. Supported by…

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