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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

Tuesday Market- October 17 News

    Finally Fall weather has arrived to the Valley! What's for dinner? Warm yourself up with home-cooking! It's the…

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Tuesday Market- October 10- News!

  If there was ever a perfect week to come to Tuesday Market, this week just might be it! Our…

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Tuesday Market News– October 3, 2017

  Welcome to October! Plan a stop to Tuesday Market this week and you'll find a huge array of vegetables…

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Tuesday Market– September 26– Final Chef Demo + Bowl Sale!

  It's BONUS Summer! Soak it up at Tuesday Market! Last week was a delightful market- full of food, friends congregating,…

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Tuesday Market– September 19 News

  It's going to be a full and busy week at Tuesday Market. Don't let the rainy forecast stop you from…

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Bowls for SNAP

From September 19 to October 10, local potter Emmett Leader will be selling his handmade bowls at Tuesday Market to…

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Tuesday Market– September 12– Market News

    It's the fourth week of our Summer Chef Series! This week we welcome Betty Rosbottom. Betty is the author…

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September 10 Dinner at the Farm

Please join us at the Farm on Sunday, September 10, for a fantastic gourmet dinner by Wheelhouse, featuring ingredients from…

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