Welcome to Newton Community Farm!
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PREVIEW OF 2014 COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE PROGRAM
If you are a fan of Newton Community Farm and enjoy eating delicious fresh produce, then consider signing up for our 2014 summer CSA program. We have 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!).
The three-phase enrollment process will start in mid-January and will run through late February. Click here for more information about the 2014 program.
NORTHEAST ORGANIC FARMING ASSOCIATION’S (NOFA) WINTER CONFERENCE COMING SOON!
NOFA’s 2014 winter conference will be held at Worcester State University on January 11, 2014. The keynote speaker is Mark Shepard, a noted expert on perennial agriculture and permaculture design. Go to NOFA’s website to check out the list of workshops and to register for the conference.
NCF offers programs and classes for adults, youth, and families. 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!
INTERESTED IN SERVING ON THE BOARD?
Newton Community Farm is currently recruiting for a Board member to oversee marketing and communications for the Farm’s programs, events, and news. This portfolio includes the website, e-news, social media, print and internet media, marketing materials and strategy, and outreach to other organizations in the community. The Board member will work closely with a communications team including volunteers and staff who serve in key roles and who perform on-going tasks.
Contact email@example.com if you are interested in this position.
VOLUNTEER WITH NEWTON COMMUNITY FARM!
Thanks to all our volunteers this past year!
Interested in serving on the board, being part of a committee, or helping out with an event? Click here for more information about our other opportunities.
Volunteer drop-in field work sessions take place each week from June through October on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9AM to 12:30PM. Sessions begin with 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 work.
Join us again in the fields in 2014.
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.
* Article about NCF’s program, Countryside Elementary School embraces home grown kale.
* Newton TAB’s article, Farm teaches kids about food and farming
* A video about Newton Community Farm’s season extension initiatives.
* A video introducing NCF’s 2013 Assistant Grower, Signe Porteshawver!
* CNNMoney’s video about Newton Community Farm!
* NCF’S Shared Harvest wiki site for recipes, growing tips, articles, and other topics about food and farms. Click Shared Harvest for more information!
* Greg Maslowe’s article about climate change and food in the Newton Conservators’ spring 2013 newsletter. Click article to read it!
LEARN MORE ABOUT NCF!
* Click 2013 NCF Business Plan for farm 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.