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July in the Valley

July in the Valley is the perfect time to explore the local food system, connect with community and try something new. Get the whole family involved! 

Hit the farmers market! Tuesday Market is in full swing behind Thornes Marketplace in downtown Northampton. Every Tuesday from 1:30-6:30, you’ll find the largest selection of just-harvested produce grown on local farms, plus prepared foods, crafts, flowers, and so much more. Live music every week! Start a new tradition of summer Tuesdays at the market! 

Enjoy a family concert at the park! Beloved local, yet internationally renowned, Grammy-winning children’s artist Mister G will play a special benefit concert for Grow Food Northampton – a family friendly show in English and Spanish at Look Park’s Pines Theatre on July 21! Doors open at 5, show at 6. Come early for food and games! Mister G will also be hosting complimentary storytimes at Lilly Library and Forbes Library in July. Learn more and secure tickets here:

Try a workshop! Grow Food Northampton hosts year-round educational programs for all ages on a variety of food and land related topics. Bookmark this page for the latest offerings:

Explore a book about growing food – and sooo many other topics! High Five Books on Route 9 in Florence is an independent kids’ community bookstore, right off the bike path. Perfect for a rainy day or anytime, browse for graphic novels, middle-grade readers, and picture books, plus art supplies. Learn more about the shop and their events here:

  • Summer harvest
  • High Five Books
  • Mister G
  • Tuesday Market