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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 Grow Food Northampton's "anchor" CSA farm since 2011, enjoying a 99-year lease on 40 acres of GFN's land (and shorter-term leases on additional land) 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

Grow Food Shares has started!

Grow Food Northampton's Grow Food Shares is up and running! Below is more information on different programs available to you!…

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And that’s a wrap! Grow Food Northampton finishes up field trips for Spring 2019!

As the Spring season wraps up, it is time to say goodbye to the kids and wish them a happy…

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Summer Interns 2019!

The interns have arrived at Grow Food Northampton for Summer 2019! Each summer, Grow Food Northampton welcomes interns to work…

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Valley Grows Day: Thank You!

Valley Grows Day, a Pioneer Valley-wide day of giving, was successful on many fronts! Valley Grows brought together small, local…

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Solstice Dinner at the Garden, June 20, 2019

A Farm Celebration and Local Food Feast Thu, June 20, 2019 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT Grow Food Northampton…

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May 30 is Valley Grows Day!

Grow Food Northampton is excited to be partnering with Gardening the Community, Just Roots, Nuestras Raíces, and Seeds of Solidarity…

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Tuesday Market- May 14, 2019

  We've got a few of our old friends returning this week. Beaumont's Berries jams from Conway and Sage Meadow…

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Tuesday Market- May 7, 2019

  Happy May! The forecast is looking a little wet for the second half of this week's Tuesday Market. Come…

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