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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 Kids- January Workshop: Apple Veggie Wraps

Our Grow Food Kids program had a busy month in January! Our featured workshop series for the month, Apple Veggie…

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Local leaders tour Farm to School initiatives in Northampton

On a recent January day, we were honored to bring together a group of newly elected Massachusetts State legislators, Northampton Public…

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2019 Seed Swap, March 2

On March 2nd, we are hosting our 5th annual Seed Swap!  The Swap will be held at the Northampton Senior Center located…

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Garden Buddies

On her first day at the Grow Food Northampton Organic Community Garden, Sara dragged herself from her car to her plot…

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2018 Tuesday Market Season: A Look Back

2018 was Tuesday Market’s tenth season, and the third as a program of Grow Food Northampton. Rain or shine, the…

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700 Kale Salads!

Our first Grow Food Kids Classroom Workshop series of the year wrapped up just before the holidays. Thirty-five classrooms and…

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2018 Food Access Wrap Up

As 2018 comes to a close, we are proud to take a look back at our Food Access work. Our…

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Grow Food Kids: 2018 Fall Field Trips

Just under four hundred (398!) Northampton elementary students stepped off of the bus at Crimson & Clover Farm this fall,…

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