Mission, Vision & Impact

Mill City Grows is dedicated to creating a more food secure and sustainable community.


Mill City Grows improves the health of our residents, our land, and our economy through growing and distributing local produce. We bring people together to grow, cook, eat, and learn about food to improve people’s quality of life and our connection with the environment.

Strategic Vision 2020

Expand food access through building or collaborating to create safe spaces for residents to grow, shop, and cook food together.

Empower our community through engagement in food justice education.

Catalyze advancement of innovative food system models rooted in local values.

Add Annual Appeal and link up 2018 annual report.



these stats are from 2012 – 2019

acres of unused vacant land converted to food production spaces

Community garden beds across Lowell

Servings of locally grown produce distributed through our Mobile Market

Volunteers worked 19,879 hours to ensure healthy food access in Lowell

Youth and adults learned about gardening, cooking, nutrition, and leadership

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