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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

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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

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

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 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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CT Valley Farms

CT Valley Farms

CT Valley Farms joined the Northampton Community Farm in May, 2016. Jim Dombroski and Vicheth Im completed the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project Farm Business Planning Course in 2012, and have…

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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

2017 Accomplishments

While we have more in-depth posts on specific programs and their accomplishments in 2017, we wanted to share a year-end…

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Winter Walk with Ted Watt – January 28th, 1pm-3pm

Winter Walk at Northampton Community Farm January 28th, 1pm-3pm Have you been wondering what there is to see in the…

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2017 Red Bag Senior Share Round Up

2017 was our seventh year of the Red Bag Senior Share program. The program, funded and operated by Grow Food…

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2017 Red Bag Family Share Round Up

This past fall was the second year of the Red Bag Family Share food access program. We continued at Jackson…

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Classroom Workshops Have Begun!

It has been a busy month in our Youth Education Program. We have transitioned from leading outdoor field trips around…

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HIP Grows Through Grow Food Northampton

This year marked the start of an innovative new program to help bring more locally grown produce into the homes…

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The Bountiful 2017 Giving Garden Season

The Giving Garden has been put to bed for the winter. The garlic is planted and cover crops of winter…

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SNAP Benefits from Local Bowls

A warm and artistic display of beautiful bowls made by Emmet Leader, a local potter, was an eye- catching highlight…

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