Welcome to Mill City Grows!

Founded in 2011, Mill City Grows increases community access to healthy, farm fresh food throughout greater Lowell through our Urban Farm, Mobile Market, and School Garden Programs. Our Community Garden Program provides families the opportunity to grow their own food on protected land, while our Food Education Programs bring hands-on cooking, gardening, and nutrition education to local families as well as to thousands of students throughout the Lowell Public School system.

Learn more about our mission and commitment to food access and equity in the City of Lowell.



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 the fall! Visit our volunteer page for details, call 978-455-2620, or email volunteer@millcitygrows.org. 


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).


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!


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! 


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.


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 provide Lowell residents the knowledge and resources to grow their own food or purchase locally grown food.