Welcome to Mill City Grows!  We are growing a healthier Lowell through creating urban food production sites all over the city and providing the tools for safe urban growing!

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Now Hiring: Come grow with us! Mill City Grows is hiring a School Gardens Program Coordinator, as well as several  AmeriCorps member positions (VISTA & TerraCorps). Please visit the Job Opportunities page to learn more and to apply!

Meet Melissa, our new Bank of America Student Leaders Program Intern. This July, we welcomed Melissa Lemayian to our Mill City Grows Team through Bank of America’s inspiring internship program. Get to know more about her through this special Q&A!

By-Donation Yoga to benefit Mill City Grows Wed., July 26, 6-7pm at Boarding House Park. Relax and rejuvenate in the fresh open air at community yoga session led by Bija Yoga. Though the session is free, donations will be accepted to benefit MCG. View & share the Facebook event!

Farm to Table Cooking Class: “Flavors of Summer”Sun., July 30, 12:30pm – 2:30pm at Mill No. 5. Mill City Grows’ Community Food Educator, Felicia Pinto, leads this fun, hands-on class where everyone can learn nutritious twists to cookout favorites. The class will prepare multiple recipes together highlighting the flavors of summer with fresh local produce! Click here for complete details and registration.

Save the Date for our 2017 Harvest Festival – Saturday, September 16 from 11am to 3pm. Join us for our Annual Harvest Festival at North Common Park and celebrate the harvest season with live entertainment, great local food, garden tours, and games and craft activities for the whole family! Check out our Facebook event and Harvest Festival web page for news and updates.

Our 2017 Farm to Cocktail Party. Thanks to YOU, our June 14th annual event was our most successful yet! Check out our Farm to Cocktail Photo Album on Facebook featuring photos by Megpix Photography — please tag and share if you were there!

Our 2017 Mobile Market Season Schedule. Purchase farm fresh produce off our bountiful Mobile Market, our “farmers’ market on wheels”! Click here to view the full 2017 Mobile Market schedule.

Dig in the dirt & volunteer. Help us build, seed, transplant, and transform our farms and gardens across Lowell! Check out our convenient Online Volunteer Calendar & Form for details and to sign up.

Give back while you shop with “Amazon Smile.” Doing any shopping on Amazon? Please support Mill City Grows by using our Amazon Smile link, and .5% of the price of your purchase will be donated to Mill City Grows!

Purchase farm fresh & local food year-round.  Every Sunday, from 11am – 3pm you’ll find us, and many other local farms and food producers at “The Farm Market,” Mill No. 5‘s indoor farmers market. We accept cash, credit, debit, and SNAP/EBT. For regular market updates, visit our Mobile Market Facebook page!

Mill City Grows: a social innovator.  Mill City Grows was selected as one of five of Root Cause’s 2014 Social Innovators! Mill City Grows is representing the Sustainability in Our Communities: Building Greener and Healthier Cities Track. Root Cause’s Social Innovation Forum provides a unique opportunity for innovative nonprofit organizations and social enterprises to gain visibility, expand their networks, and build capacity.

Thank You!
Thank you for your interest in our work and please let us know if you have any questions at info[at]millcitygrows[dot]org.

Mill City Grows is fostering Food Justice in Lowell.  We create urban food production sites and support Lowell residents with the knowledge and resources to grow their own food or purchase locally grown food!