The North Leupp Family Farm (NLFF) is a community-based, farm located near the Little Colorado River in the small tribal community of Leupp, Arizona in the southwest portion of the Navajo Nation.
Established in early 1980s, NLFF is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization operated by up to thirty local families supporting sustainable agriculture. The farm provides the surrounding communities with locally-grown produce that has been cultivated using tried-and-true dry farming techniques with a modern approach. The farm currently cultivates up to 10 acres each season irrigated utilizing a solar powered water pumping system.
To counteract trends of obesity and diabetes, in Native American communities NLFF’s mission is to promote healthy, cultural Dine values through the harvesting of traditional knowledge and teachings. Programs sponsored by the farm encourage traditional methods of farming to present solutions to ensure food security, good health, and preservation of cultural knowledge and activities.
The farm is 100 acres located along the Little Colorado River, families take plots to plant corn, squash, and melons and are assisted with irrigating and learning techniques to improve harvest.