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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- August 14- Rain or Shine!

    Brighten up your rainy week at Tuesday Market! As always, we will be there, rain or shine!  Tomatoes…

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Gardener Jack!

Community Gardeners are an important constituency at Grow Food Northampton, and we are grateful for their contributions to the strength…

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Gardeners Vivian and Angela!

Community Gardeners are an important constituency at Grow Food Northampton, and we are grateful for their contributions to the strength…

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Tuesday Market- August 7, 2018!

      It's going to be another hot but totally happening Tuesday Market this week! Our farmers' stalls are…

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Tuesday Market- July 31, 2018!

      Some great news came from Boston last week when the state budget was passed, including $4 million…

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A Word From a Community Gardener!

Community Gardeners are an important constituency at Grow Food Northampton, and we are grateful for their contributions to the strength…

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Tuesday Market- July 24, 2018

      After last week's washout, our vendors could use a little love! This week, Tuesday afternoon looks like…

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Free Food is Keeping Us Busy!

Each summer, our Giving Garden grows thousands of pounds of fresh vegetables to donate to local food pantries and meal…

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