Welcome to Mill City Grows!



Join us this September for our 8th Annual Harvest Festival offering free fun for the whole family! Enjoy local food, hands-on activities, live food & gardening demos, and more!

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Sign up to join our Harvest Fest Volunteer Team >
Sign up to become a Harvest Fest Demonstration Presenter >

 


MILL CITY GROWS NEWS & EVENTS


WE’RE HIRING! Mill City Grows is currently seeking a permanent, full-time Director of Programs. Come join our growing team — please click here to learn more!

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Enrollment is NOW OPEN for our Gardener Training Program (GTP) Fall Series 2019. Interested in learning how to grow your own food? Our 5-week GTP Series will give you the foundation and know-how through hands-on classes at our beautiful Urban Farm at Mill No. 5. Click here to register and for complete details. Cost is $50 per family and free for Mill City Grows Community and School Gardeners. Classes run Saturday mornings from September 7-October 12. Deadline for registration is Friday, August 30, 2019.

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Volunteer with us on our urban farms and community gardens. Get your hands dirty with Mill City Grows and help get our beautiful farms and gardens prepped for summer and fall! Visit our volunteer page for details, call 978-455-2620, or email volunteer@millcitygrows.org. 

Sign up for a Special Day of Service in Commemoration of 9/11 with The Mission Continues and Mill City Grows! We’ll be completing farming projects at our beautiful Big Farm in Lowell on Saturday, September 14.  Click here for full details and to sign up to volunteer.

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Our 2019 Mill City Grows Mobile Market Season is under way. Our 2019 Mobile Market schedule is live! Click here to view and print our full Market Schedule in English, Spanish, and Khmer. Be sure to follow our Mobile Market on Facebook for updates and information. We accept cash, credit, debit, and SNAP/EBT, and we also participate in the state’s Healthy Incentives Program (HIP).

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View and download our Produce Availability Calendar. There’s nothing better than eating in season! Check out our Produce Availability Calendar and Dark Leafy Greens Chart to see what’s growing at our Lowell farms and when crops should be available on our Mobile Market. We’re showcasing our dark, leafy greens this summer and fall, so be sure to shop our Market and inquire with our staff about what’s fresh!

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View and download MDAR’s new Farmers’ Market Community Resource Guide, available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Produced by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources’ (MDAR) Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), these handy printable resource guides include comprehensive information on SNAP, WIC, the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP), the Elder Nutrition Program, local farmers’ markets, farmers’ market coupons, helpful contacts, and so much more! 

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Mill City Grows Headquarters is now at Lowell’s historic Wannalancit Mills: Click here to read the full press release. 


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.

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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!