Welcome to Newton Community Farm!
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2015 SUMMER COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE PROGRAM ENROLLMENT PROCESS STARTS JAN 19th!
If you are a fan of Newton Community Farm and enjoy eating delicious fresh produce, then consider signing up for our 2015 summer CSA program. Click here for more information about the program structure, work commitment, and produce. We offer the equivalent of 80 weekly shares available for the period from June through October. Some of our participants enroll for alternate week shares, which means they pick up produce every other week. Other participants enroll for a weekly share for their family or else they split the full share with another friend or family (or two!). Prices for 2015 are $618 for a full share and $335 for an alternate week share. All applicants must be a Friend of the Farm (FOF) to be considered in the process.
Click NCF 2015 Summer CSA Enrollment Form to download the application.
Key dates include (for all due dates, applications must be received at the farm):
Phase I – January 19 to Feb 1 (due date) for 2014 summer sharers to enroll. Feb 2 to Feb 8 (due date) for people on the 2015 waiting list.
Phase II – Feb 2 to Feb 22 (due date) for Newton residents; NCF will randomly allocate remaining shares by lottery for applications received at the farm by the due date.
Phase III – Feb 23 until full; for Newton residents and the general public; NCF will allocate remaining shares (if available) on a first come, first served basis. Newton residents who do not get a share in 2015 before the end of Phase III will be given the opportunity to sign up for the 2016 CSA Program waiting list.
Interested in gardening, cooking, and/or nature? NCF offers programs and classes on these topics for adults, youth, and families. Winter offerings include beer brewing, cheesemaking, four season gardening, soil health, and garden planning. Go to our Education page for more information.
Click here to register for classes. Preregistration is required for all classes. Registration closes one week before class start date. We look forward to seeing you at our exciting programs over the coming months!
VOLUNTEER WITH NEWTON COMMUNITY FARM!
Interested in serving on the board, being part of a committee, or helping out with an event? Click here for more information about opportunities.
FIELD WORK THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS IN 2014!
JOIN US AGAIN IN THE FIELDS IN SPRING 2015!
Drop-in volunteer sessions take place each week from May through October. Sometimes last-minute changes are necessary due to weather or operational needs, so check NCF’s Facebook page for updates.
Typical hours are as follows:
Wednesday and Thursday: two separate sessions (come to one or both!)
session 1 – 8 to 10 am, session 2 – 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am to noon
Each session begins with a brief orientation to the day’s work; what needs to be done, how to do it, and how it relates to the overall farm operation. We’ll then proceed to the work. In order to make this work, we need volunteers to come at the start of the sessions and stay for the full time. We want you to learn about how farms work—how to pick beans, but also what it takes to have a truly sustainable farm. Work sessions and the group orientation also represent an opportunity to build community.
Thank you to all our donors and supporters for contributing your money, time, and talents to Newton Community Farm! Your generosity allows NCF’s programs to grow and thrive. In addition to the many people who contribute to NCF, we appreciate the support of numerous businesses and organizations. Click here for the current list.
CHECK OUT VIDEOS ABOUT THE FARM!
* CNNMoney’s video about Newton Community Farm!
* Article about NCF’s program, Countryside Elementary School embraces home grown kale.
* Newton TAB’s article, Farm teaches kids about food and farming
* NCF’S Shared Harvest wiki site for recipes, growing tips, articles, and other topics about food and farms. Click Shared Harvest for more information!
LEARN MORE ABOUT NCF!
* Click here for the 2014 NCF Business Plan to learn about the farm’s accomplishments and plans!
* Click Story to learn more about NCF’s history from local historian Lucy Caldwell-Stair!
* Click here for the City of Newton’s 2012 analysis of the historical significance of NCF’s buildings (draft version, pending final review and approval).
* Click Newton Community Farm Photo Release Form for information about NCF’s photo release policy.
We are a non-profit community farm located on the historic Angino farmstead in Newton, MA. We strive to benefit the community by
- Providing locally-grown produce through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, our farm stand, Newton Farmers’ Markets, and donations to local food pantries
- Educating the public about sustainable practices for agriculture, land use, and stewardship of other natural resources through hands-on classes, workshops, internships, and drop-in farm hours
- Preserving Newton’s last working farm as a historic site and valuable open space
- Connecting gardening enthusiasts through events and networking opportunities
A portion of the food grown on-site is donated to people in need through the Newton Food Pantry, Centre Street Food Pantry, and Second Step.