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Learn more about Grow Food Northampton's mission and JOIN US in nourishing the community and the Earth!

GFN is working towards the creation of a racially and economically just local food system in the Northampton area. We do this through our three core components:


LAND ACCESS AND STEWARDSHIP

We are working to create long-term strategies to ensure equitable land and food access for everyone. On the 121 acres of our Community Farm are:

  • 321 Community Garden plots 
  • 375 gardeners, including 83 new gardeners in 2022
  • 11 farms leasing farmland, half of which are owned and operated by farmers of color, including two immigrant and refugee farmer cooperatives, to grow food for themselves, their families, and the community. Operations ranging from ⅛ of an acre to 65 aces 
  • Medicine Garden, Pollinator Garden, Bramble patch, fruit and nut trees for community foraging

FOOD ACCESS

We are working to meet the immediate needs of our community by providing ways to access, fresh, locally sourced food.

  • Our year round farmers markets, Tuesday Market and Winter Market, provide a vibrant shopping experience for all and an outlet for sales for dozens of local farms.
  • We help our neighbors stretch their SNAP dollars with SNAP Shares (CSA) at Crimson & Clover Farm and SNAP Match at our farmers markets.
  • GFN’s Community Food Distribution Project provides weekly produce deliveries to all of the subsidized housing neighborhoods in Northampton and Florence.
  • Thousands of pounds of produce has been grown on the GFN Community Farm/ Giving Garden and donated to partners like MANNA Community Kitchen.

EDUCATION

  • Hands-on Grow Food Kids workshops provide an equitable foundation of  farm and food education to all of the students in the Northampton Public Schools. 
  • All-ages workshops at the GFN Community Farm offer the tools and knowledge for successful home gardeners on a range of farming and land stewardship techniques.
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