The mission of Newton Community Farm is to nurture a community that teaches and models sustainable agricultural and environmental practices on the historic Angino Farm.Learn more >
At every board meeting Farmer Greg gives a short presentation about a farming topic. Last night the topic was “ugly vegetables,” and what they mean for the NCF. Ugly vegetables, like tomatoes that aren’t perfectly round or leaves of chard with a hole or two, are a byproduct of all farms. However for farms that practice some organic methods and rarely spray, the amount of veggies that don’t meet conventional standards of attractiveness can run as high as 50%.
Newton Community Farm loves to find the beauty in these “ugly” vegetables. Heirloom varieties that are a little mishapen, carrots with a twist or two, and leaves with the occasional bite. These imperfections represent food that is grown for taste and not for looks, and with minimal pesticides (or none at all). And when produce is simply too ugly even for us? Chicken feed!
Buy our produce! Visit our on-site Farm Stand on Winchester Street on Tuesday – Friday from 1:30 – 6 pm and on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 1 pm.
Visit our booth at Newton’s Elm Street Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm.
Dinner on the Farm – Thank you to everyone who attended! Thank you to all the event volunteers and the cooking team! Kudos on a delicious dinner and delightful event!
Sign up for fall Fruit Share!
Enjoy eight weeks of delicious apples and other fruits from Autumn Hills Orchard in Groton. The fruit will be delivered to Newton Community Farm for pick up on Wednesdays or Thursdays from 2 to 7 pm in the barn. The cost per share is $80 and applications are due to NCF by Friday August 21. For more information go to fruit share on our website or download the 2015 Fruit Share Enrollment Form.
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!