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!

Are you interested in getting involved?

Join us for one of our many volunteer opportunities this season – check out our full schedule and fill out an application HERE!

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Farm to Cocktail 2016Mill City Grows is turning 5 in 2016!

Come celebrate with us at our
4th Annual Farm to Cocktail Party

Thursday, June 16, 2016
5:30PM – 8:00PM
UTEC, 41 Warren St, Lowell

Join us for an evening of delicious foods fresh from the farm, tasty cocktail creations, musical entertainment, raffles, silent auction, and much more!

Tickets are available here!

Become a sponsor! Our 2016 Annual Event Sponsorship packages are available here!

All event proceeds support Mill City Grows’ Food Access and Education programs in Lowell.

Contact us with any questions or to reserve your tickets by phone.

Interested in supporting our work? Read More about the impact of our programs on Lowell residents, and click the Donate button (on right or bottom of page) to make a tax-deductible contribution today!

Lydia Sisson, left, founding co-director of Mill City Grows and Tasha Abraham stock the mobile market with produce in Lowell, Mass. Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (Winslow Townson for The Boston Globe)

Photo Credit: Winslow Townson

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!


The Farm Market continues! Every Sunday, from 11am – 3pm you’ll find us, and many other local farms and food producers at Mill No. 5‘s indoor farmers market. We accept cash, credit, debit, and SNAP/EBT. Swing on by and ask us about how we can double the value of your SNAP purchases with our Market Bucks program!  Join us in our endeavor to promote local food throughout Lowell!


For regular market updates, visit our new Mobile Market Facebook page!

Our 4th Annual Harvest Festival was so much fun! Thanks to all who came, tasted, toured, played, danced, and brought so much community love to North Common!  Check out these awesome photos and get ready for next year!


Thank you to everyone that was a part of this year’s Farm to Cocktail Party!
Here are some lovely photos from Megpix and Jen Myers to get you excited for what’s to come in 2016!


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 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!