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

Summer Internships with Grow Food Northampton!

Come work with us this summer! Are you passionate about gardening, food access, or local food? Do you like working…

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Movie Screening – Seed: the Untold Story

On Wednesday, April 5th, we will show the award-winning documentary film Seed: The Untold Story at our office space at…

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Job Opening: Director of Programs

Grow Food Northampton seeks a Director of Programs, a new, full-time position reporting to the Executive Director. The Director of Programs…

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From Seed to Stomach: Intro to Mindful Eating Potluck

UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED, BUT MAY BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE. PLEASE JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST FOR…

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Design our Tuesday Market Poster Image!

Request for Proposal | Call for Artists Northampton’s Tuesday Market is issuing a call for artists’ designs to be considered for…

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Seed Swap!

On March 4th, we are holding our third annual Seed Swap! Join us from 10 am - 1 pm at Smith…

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2016 Year in Review

2016 was a busy year for us at Grow Food Northampton. We started the Red Bag Program (a new food access…

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Be our AmeriCorps Farmer/Steward!

MassLIFT-AmeriCorps farmer/steward position open for February through July Do you know how to grow vegetables at a small-farm scale? Do you…

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