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Announcing Our Strategic Plan for 2021-2023

Grow Food Northampton’s current Three Year Strategic Plan is here! In early 2021, our staff and board embarked upon an eight-month strategic planning process to help shape our work for the next three years. We’re happy to share the results of this thoughtful work and planning. Stay in touch with us…

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Grow Food Shares Is Building A More Equitable Local Food System.

Grow Food Shares is building a more equitable local food system.

Nearly 3,000 Northampton residents can’t access the quantity and quality of food that they want. In collaboration with emergency food partners, food insecure residents, and community organizations, we lead programs that provide access to locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables where people live, work, and visit. And beyond transportation and financial barriers, we work to understand and address deeper barriers that prevent people from eating healthy.

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The Community Food Distribution Project Makes Food Available Five Days Per Week.

The Community Food Distribution Project makes food available five days per week.

The Community Food Distribution Project, launched immediately after the pandemic hit Western MA, is a joint endeavor of Grow Food Northampton and the Northampton Survival Center. Food is distributed at the Northampton Survival Center three days/week, and doorstep deliveries of food, including fresh produce from local farms, are made to 13 sites throughout Northampton twice weekly by Grow Food Northampton. Food is available for all area residents, even if they have not needed help accessing food in the past.

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Affordable land for the next generation of farmers

Affordable land for the next generation of farmers

The Grow Food Northampton Community Farm is home to eight diverse farm operations of various sizes.

Organic gardening for the community

Organic gardening for the community

Our Organic Community Garden provides rich fertile soils, valuable resources and organic gardening education.

Farm education for our youth

Farm education for our youth

We host school field trips and farm education programs for hands-on experiences that instill a love of the land.

Year-round Farmers Markets In Northampton

Year-round farmers markets in Northampton

Providing the freshest farm products and a safe community space for all.

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Announcing Our Strategic Plan for 2021-2023

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