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!
THURSDAY, JUNE 24TH 4-7 PM
Join us in celebrating the launch of the Farm's third season! Stop by Thursday, June 24th from 4-7PM to buy the first veggies of the season, and sample hot food you're not going to want to miss. Grow North Farmers the Rana Family will be vending Nepali cuisine, and Set Up Shop entrepreneur The Crabby Fisherman will be debuting their brand new food truck serving fresh Alaskan seafood with cajun and Asian influence. Plus, cookbooks, spices, farm swag, sweets, and more- for the love of all things green, you're going to want to be there! Masks are encouraged for those who are unvaccinated, and CDC guidelines will be followed.
Opening soon! Starting Thursday, June 24th, stop by the farm stand Mondays through Fridays from 4-7PM to buy fresh produce picked on-site day-of, as well as cottage goods. Not only that, but every Tuesday, all produce is half-off for SNAP/EBT users!
Have questions, or want to volunteer, donate, or tour the space?
Contact Nick Bachman
E : email@example.com
P : (907) 865-5213
Donate: Grow Local, Give Local!
The Grow Local, Give Local fund purchases vegetables from Grow North Farmers to then donate to the St. Francis House Food Pantry at Catholic Social Services.
The fund allows donations to go twice as far by both feeding the community and supporting refugee-led farming operations! To donate, click the button below, and enter 'Grow Local, Give Local' from the drop down menu.
Weekly Produce Boxes
Grow North Farm has made it to the future. We are now offering online ordering for weekly produce boxes of the freshest veggies in the city! Every Thursday, you can hop online and reserve your own produce box for pick up the following week. Boxes will contain an assortment of the Farm’s current fresh harvest, including both well known staples and unique new veggies from around the world, adapted to the Alaskan climate. Boxes are low-cost and the best part? 100% of the profits go towards the farmers. Reserve your box online and pick it up the following week, with curbside delivery available. Sign ups will begin soon!
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
Catherine H. Sullivan
Great Land Tree Services
Green Earth Landworks LLC
Linda Infante Lyons
Mountain View Community Council
Rotary Club of East Anchorage
State of Alaska
Ted & Ginny Moore
University of Alaska Fairbanks- Matanuska Experimental Farm
University of Alaska Anchorage