Join Us In Growing A More Sustainable CommUNITY

Welcome to Mill City Grows! We’re dedicated to growing a healthier Lowell through creating urban food production sites throughout the city and providing the tools for safe urban growing!





Mill City Grows’ Annual Farm to Cocktail Party
Thursday, June 21   •  5:30pm-8:30pm
UTEC, 41 Warren Street (Cafe UTEC entrance)

The Freshest Party of the Summer Season combines live entertainment, farm-inspired food and cocktails, and the vibrant spirit of community! Celebrate our region’s local food movement while supporting healthy food access in the City of Lowell!

We’re Hiring! Come Grow With Us. Mill City Grows currently has 2 one year positions available through the nationwide AmeriCorps VISTA program, starting this summer — a Marketing & Development VISTA, and a Volunteer Engagement & Evaluation VISTA. Both of these positions are full time in Lowell and include benefits. Be a part of our city’s thriving local food economy and help increase healthy food access for all our families! Click here for full details.

Join our Perennial Partner Program and grow with us year-round. Support citywide healthy food access by becoming a Perennial Partner through a monthly gift to Mill City Grows. As a Perennial Partner, you will also receive a selection of thank you gifts to remind you of your year-round commitment to creating a more food just community. Click here for details on how to become a Perennial Partner today!

A Community Benefit Night at El Potro Mexican Grill & Bar. Tuesday, May 22, 5:30-9:39pm. Come dine at Lowell’s favorite Mexican hot spot and support MCG and our Food Access and Education Programs! 15% of all food and non-alcoholic sales will go directly to Mill City Grows, thanks to our friends and partners at El Potro! Click here to view the Facebook event.

Join us for the Official Ribbon Cutting of our new community garden. Wednesday, May 23, 5:30-7pm. Our brand new Hampshire Street Community Garden is now open! Come join us as we celebrate the unveiling of our 6th community garden with a ribbon cutting, garden tours, activities, and refreshments. All are welcome! Click here to view the Facebook event. Click here to read the Official Press Release.

Volunteer with Mill City Grows this spring and summer. Our Urban Farms and Community Gardens are being prepped for the exciting spring and summer seasons! Come learn more about farming and growing in our community, enjoy a rejuvenating outdoor experience, and increase healthy food access to thousands of Lowell residents. Click here to learn more about Volunteering at Mill City Grows.

Our 2018 Mobile Market Season Starts on May 22. Our outdoor Mobile Market season starts on Tuesday, May 22, at Lowell Community Health Center on Jackson Street! Click here to view our full Mobile Market Schedule and be sure to follow our Mobile Market on Facebook for updates and information. We accept cash, credit, debit, and SNAP/EBT.

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!