Grow North Farm empowers and equips refugee and immigrant owned food businesses with support and community in order to plant the seeds of self sufficiency, generational wealth, and well-being. We invite Anchorage to meet their neighbors by experiencing community through locally grown and prepared foods. So what does that mean?
It is Anchorage's urban farm!
Local, fresh food is grown on-site, with 28,000 sq. ft. of urban farmland taking root in the heart of one of Anchorage’s best neighborhoods, Mountain View. Produce is grown, processed, and sold in one place, creating a hyper-local product and a unique experience for customers, with produce as fresh as can be. Produce is made affordable through WIC and SNAP accepted on-site, with half-off produce for SNAP users. We are building food security in our city with fresh, locally-grown goods.
It is a site of global cuisine by the refugee & immigrant community.
Grow North Farm is a site of global cuisine from refugee & immigrant communities in the heart of Mountain View. Customers are invited to try Anchorage’s newest food businesses as they test and scale their products. Mountain View is one of the country’s most diverse neighborhoods, and boasts a rich and vibrant food culture from around the world. Entrepreneurs from refugee and immigrant communities use flavors from their home countries in new-to-Anchorage offerings, with each week bringing rotating vendors with new dishes and products for customers. Every Thursday, global cuisine from rotating vendors is sold from our on-site food truck, as well as cottage foods, baked goods and produce from around the world.
It is a place for people to gather, grow, and prosper.
Grow North Farm is a place for people to gather, grow, and prosper. Participating growers can earn increased income, build their business skills, grow food security, maintain good health and wellbeing, and build generational wealth for their families. At the same time, the Farm provides a space for the community to gather with regular family-friendly programming and events. Neighbors, community members, volunteers, and vendors all build community together on-site, and create opportunity where there was once a vacancy.
It is a marketplace for emerging entrepreneurs.
Grow North Farm is a marketplace for emerging entrepreneurs, providing opportunity for early-stage food businesses to grow and scale. Local growers and food businesses can test their products and scale their sales month-to- month, and community members can support up-and-coming talent and local food. Over 20 neighborhood farmers, including 5 independent businesses, are farming on-site, all of whom are of refugee or immigrant backgrounds. All of the on-site vendors receive food business and agriculture training, and are taking their next steps in food business ownership. We invite you to stop by and get to know some of Anchorage's aspiring food businesses.
Partnership makes it possible.
Grow North Farm is a partnership between ACLT and Catholic Social Services' Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services program (RAIS). All of our farmers have received food business and agriculture training and one-on-one support from both organizations as we work together to staff, manage, and operate the space with the incredible support of our community.
Join us for our upcoming events to see the space for yourself, meet our farmers, and support our neighborhood entrepreneurs!
Opening Summer 2023!
The Grow North Farm farmstand will be opening again on June 29, 2023! Customers can stop by the farm stand Mondays through Fridays from 4-7PM to buy fresh produce picked day-of, as well as cottage goods and sweets. Plus, every Thursday features cuisine from rotating food businesses out of our food truck! WIC coupons are accepted every day and SNAP is accepted every Thursday. All produce is half-off for SNAP/EBT users on Thursdays.
Have questions, or want to volunteer, donate, or tour the space?
Grow North Farm Contacts
STARTING JUNE 29TH
Hot Food Thursdays
Come by Grow North Farm every Thursday from 4-7PM to sample a rotating menu of global cuisine prepared fresh by Grow North Farm farmers! Farmers have access to our on-site food truck each week to prepare and sell hot, fresh food from their home countries, with unique-to-Anchorage menus and flavors. Get your meals and eat outdoors at our communal dining spaces, or take your food to go. Either way, it won't disappoint!
ACLT IS PROUD TO CREATE SPACES LIKE GROW NORTH FARM WHERE THE TALENT OF OUR NEIGHBORHOODS CAN SHINE.
Grow North Farm is a partnership with Catholic Social Services' Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services Program, without whom the Farm would not be possible.
Thank you to the many other individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to Grow North Farm, including:
Alaska Food Policy Council
Alaska Mill & Feed
Alaska Pacific University
Americorps VISTA Program
The Atwood Foundation
Catherine H. Sullivan
Great Land Tree Services
Green Earth Landworks LLC
Linda Infante Lyons
Mountain View Community Council
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Rotary Club of East Anchorage
State of Alaska
Ted & Ginny Moore
University of Alaska Fairbanks- Matanuska Experimental Farm
University of Alaska Anchorage