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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

The Grow Food Northampton Organic Community Garden

The Garden provides space, resources and support for over 250 community members to grow their own food organically.

Crimson & Clover Farm

Crimson & Clover Farm is GFN's "anchor" CSA farm, enjoying a 99-year lease on 40 acres of GFN's land to grow sustainably-grown veggies, fruits and livestock, and the right to…

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Sawmill Herb Farm

In 2013, Sawmill Farm leased 1.5 acres near the Grow Food Northampton Organic Community Garden and grew greens and herbs. The farm has since expanded to 2.5 acres and shifted its focus exclusively…

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Joe Czajkowski and Lakeside Organics

Joe Czajkowski is a third generation vegetable farmer, and one of the best-known names in Pioneer Valley agriculture. In 2014, Joe subleased the East Field at Northampton Community Farm from…

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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 Opening Day! April 24!

  Tuesday Market returns next week! After a long winter, we can't wait to kick off the 2018 season! We…

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SNAP Shares Available!

At Grow Food Northampton, we believe that everyone should have access to healthy, locally grown food. Through our SNAP Share,…

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2018 Seed Swap Review

We had a wonderful 4th annual Seed Swap! Thanks to everyone who came and to all of our wonderful co-sponsors,…

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SARE Partnership Grant

We are very excited to announce that the Regenerative Design Group (RDG) has been awarded a $15,000 SARE Partnership Grant for a collaboration…

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Seeds for Puerto Rico

We had a great Seed Swap this year We'll report more on our successful 4th annual Seed Swap soon, but wanted…

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Applesauce Workshop

Heather, our Youth Education Coordinator, is completing her second lesson of the classroom workshop series. The focus of this workshop…

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2017 SNAP Share Round Up

2017 was our 6th year offering the SNAP Share Program. Grow Food Northampton partners with Crimson & Clover Farm to…

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2017 Tuesday Market Season Review

2017 was Tuesday Market’s ninth season, and the second as a program of Grow Food Northampton. Named “Best Farmers’ Market…

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