Grow North Farm is Anchorage's urban farm and a marketplace for emerging food businesses. So what does that mean?
Local, fresh food is grown on-site!
28,000 sq. ft. of urban farm land has taken root in the heart of one of Anchorage’s best neighborhoods, Mountain View. Farmers hone their agricultural and entrepreneurial skills in one place, by selling their produce directly where they grow. This creates a hyper-local product and a unique experience for customers, with produce as fresh as can be. Produce is made affordable with WIC and SNAP accepted on-site, and half-off produce for SNAP users!
What is a marketplace for emerging food businesses?
Grow North Farm provides opportunity for early-stage food businesses to grow and scale. Local growers and emerging entrepreneurs 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 9 independent businesses, are farming on-site, all of whom are of refugee or immigrant backgrounds. All of the farmers receive food business and agriculture training hosted by Set Up Shop and our partner agency, the Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services program at Catholic Social Services.
It is a neighborhood space for people to gather, grow, and prosper.
Grow North Farm creates an opportunity where there was a vacancy. 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 programming and events. Customers are invited on-site Monday-Friday to purchase fresh produce and tour the space. In addition to produce, farmers sell global cuisine every Thursday from 4-7PM. 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 hosted by Set Up Shop and RAIS. Both organizations 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 in Summer 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 global cuisine to-go from rotating Grow North Farm farmers! Not only that, but WIC and SNAP are accepted, and all produce is half-off for SNAP/EBT users.
Have questions, or want to volunteer, donate, or tour the space?
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STARTING JUNE 30TH
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