Mill City Grows has three Urban Farm sites where we work to grow fresh local produce!
We grow using sustainable and organic practices and we work with our community and volunteers to grow food for our Mobile Market, our Food Education programming, restaurants, and emergency food providers. Our farms host educational groups and volunteers throughout the growing season.
About Our Farms:
Our first Urban Farm, the Urban Farm at Mill No. 5, was launched in 2013, and is located at 230 Middlesex Street, right in the heart of Lowell (shown below). It is home to many of our educational classes.
Our “Big Farm,” our second Urban Farm (shown below), was launched in 2014 and is on a 4 acre site that we lease from the City of Lowell. This site is where we produce our larger crops and the bulk of our products.
In 2017, we worked in partnership with UMass Lowell and launched an Urban Agriculture Greenhouse and Urban Farm where we will grow year round. Click here to read more about this exciting facility through UMass Lowell’s “News Line.”
VOLUNTEER WITH US!
Experience urban farming and contribute to Lowell’s local food economy! We rely on a talented group of staff and volunteers to keep our farms growing. Check out opportunities to get involved here!