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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: Butter Workshop

The Mass Farm to School Harvest of the Month for March was Dairy. Students in all 4 Northampton elementary schools…

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Farm to School Summit Inspires Healthy Food in Northampton Schools

On Saturday April 6, over 50 Northampton teachers, parents, residents, local leaders and legislators spent the morning talking about how…

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Introducing, Grow Food Shares!

Our food access programs have grown, evolved and expanded over the last few years and now have a new name--Grow…

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Grow Food Kids Classroom Workshop: Butternut Squash Pudding

Students in all 4 Northampton elementary schools enjoyed our latest Grow Food Kids classroom workshop during February and early March.…

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Northampton Farm to School Summit- April 6, 2019

The first annual Northampton Farm to School Summit will bring together stakeholders and enthusiasts interested in connecting kids to healthy…

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Grow Food Kids Apple Veggie Wraps Workshop

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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