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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

“Our Farm, Our Future”: A Beautiful Dinner Honoring Our Founders

Many people played part in the creation of Grow Food Northampton in 2010 and 2011 by supporting the “Our Farm, Our…

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Classic Summer Farmers’ Market Day! June 19, 2018

*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*         Summer arrives this week and it will feel like it at Tuesday Market! It's time…

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Meet the Summer 2018 Interns!

It's that time of year again... Summer interns arrive and begin their time at Grow Food Northampton! Each summer, Grow Food…

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Tuesday Market on June 12, 2018!

      Here we are in the middle of a stretch of gorgeous weather, Tuesday's weather shows nothing but blue…

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Tuesday Market June 5, 2018

*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Our farmers are rejoicing in today's rain! We certainly needed it! Strawberries arrived last week, find lots more at…

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Spring Classroom Workshop: Rainbow Salad

Our Youth Education Program is having a busy Spring! Recently, we wrapped up a session of the popular and fun…

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SNAP Matching at Tuesday Market- Sponsored by Valley Solar

Tuesday Market has been up and running since the last week in April and is off to a great start.…

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Tuesday Market 5/29/18- With Goat Kids!

    After a couple of rainy markets, we're gearing up for a hot and happy Tuesday Market this week! Don't…

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