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. Additionally, 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.
MILL CITY GROWS NEWS & EVENTS
Purchase locally grown produce every Sunday at The Farm Market! Shop our Mill City Grows Mobile Market and a host of other local fresh food vendors at Lowell’s indoor year-round farmers’ market at Mill No. 5. The Farm Market is held every Sunday from 11am to 3pm at 250 Jackson Street on the 5th floor. 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).
Mill City Grows is HIRING. Be a part of Lowell’s fresh food movement and ensure that healthy food access is a priority in our city. We currently have three open positions at our MCG headquarters at Wannalancit Mills in Lowell. Visit our Job Opportunities page for full details.
Save The Date! 8th Annual Farm to Cocktail Party: Friday, June 12. Fresh food, tasty cocktails, and a celebration of community! Our Annual Farm to Cocktail Party is coming back to Lowell’s Masonic Center this summer. Stay tuned for Early Bird ticket sales, coming soon!
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 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.