Gardening The Community

256 Hancock Street
Springfield, MA 01109
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256 Hancock Street Springfield MA 01109
Contact: The GTC team (Ibrahim Ali, lead)


Gardening the Community (GTC) is a youth-led food justice and urban agriculture organization based in Springfield. We grow organic fruits and vegetables on empty lots and organize for a healthy and equitable local food system. We sell at our Hancock Street farm stand and the Mason Square Farmers’ Market, and run an affordable CSA program called GTC EATS! We grow community, youth leadership, activism, and just food.

What We Grow

Farm Stand

  • Gardening The Community
    256 Hancock Street
    Springfield, MA (map)

    (413) 538-5822


Farmers' Markets

Community Supported Agriculture

Summer, Fall
Wednesday pickup:

256 Hancock Street
Springfield, MA 01109

Call: (413) 538-5822
CSA Manager(s): The GTC team (Ibrahim Ali, lead)
GTC EATS! is our Farm Share Program (also known as a CSA – Community Supported Agriculture) which brings healthy, fresh food to families in Mason Square and surrounding neighborhoods.

GTC EATS! members register for a weekly share of fresh, local, organic vegetables which are grown at Next Barn Over Farm in Hadley, MA. This is one of many ways we continue to build connections between farmers, families and access to local, healthy, affordable food.


Just Picked

Put on some clothing you don’t mind getting a little dirt on and spend an afternoon with family and friends discovering the local farms that grow our food. Keep in mind that harvest times are a little different every year. It’s always a good idea to call ahead to find out what’s available for picking.

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Pick Your Own

Farmers’ Markets

Restaurants + Cafés