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Grow Food Northampton mobilizes and facilitates community members to exchange knowledge about a just local food system, growing and eating nutritious, sustainably grown food, and responsible stewardship of the land. We offer resources and education to grow community members’ participation in our local food system and cultivate the next generations of local food champions.

“{The first graders at Jackson St. School} had a great time pulling out beets and carrots, and triumphantly held up their harvest after working the soil to pull out the crops… They also were very excited to see the cows, bulls and pigs.  And they had fun munching on kale leaves on our way back to the bus.  It was also pretty special to meet the Mayor, Representative Jim McGovern, and Representative Peter Kocot!

After our trip we washed and peeled the carrots and enjoyed a healthy snack.  This week is the Jackson St. School Harvest Week, and we will be baking carrot muffins with the rest of the carrots for the Harvest Festival on Friday.  Thank you for funding and hosting our field trip!”

Mary Bates, Teacher

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