The vision requires addressing:
• Farmland protection & conversion
• Farmland transfer & tenure
• Farm viability
What can be done on the ground at the community level to
meet these needs in a sustained way?
New England Food Vision
To promote food security by advancing sustainable
agriculture in the Northampton, Massachusetts area.
Provide Access to Food, Land, and Knowledge
Farmers, Gardeners, Consumers of all incomes, Children
Community Farm, Community Garden, Food Subsidies and
Donations, Field Trips
What is Grow Food Northampton?
Trust for Public Land agreed to purchase both farms and
Farmland (121 acres)
$1,035,000 APR (90% MDAR/FRPP, 10% CPA)
$600K raised by Grow Food Northampton
Recreation Land (24 acres)
$560,000 City-owned rec land (CPA/PARC Grant)
Mill River Greenway (35 acres)
$2.4 million project to protect 180 acres
What is a
A community farm
members in the
farm and, in
addition to food,
such as agricultural
local food security.